Mainland vehicle fares

Fares now available until  

2 January 2018

Wightlink Flexi-Pricing … matching demand with capacity

36815-flexi-stampredWightlink passenger vehicle fares vary depending on the day and time of travel, capacity available on board the ferries at the time of checking availability and vehicle size. They include up to 7 people in one vehicle (or 2 on a motorcycle).

Wightlink Flexi-Pricing keeps our ferry fares as attractive and competitive as possible:

  • The sooner you book and the more flexible you can be, the more likely you are to pay a lower fare.
  • Fares generally rise the closer you get to the sailing date.
  • Prices for a specific crossing may increase or decrease in line with demand. To secure the fare quoted at the time of checking, it should be booked immediately.
  • Limited-time Promotional fares on selected crossings may be lower than those originally charged.

Cars, Small vans, Large cars and Motorhomes

Standard Ticket Product Rules
 Online booking or amendmentInformation
Booking feeFREEBooking fee is non-refundable
Amendment feeFREEAny increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
RefundableCancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled sailing are non-refundable.
Cancellation fee£5
Check in rules
  • Vehicles must check in at least 30 minutes (but no longer than 1 hour) before scheduled sailing time
  • We will try to accommodate late arrivals (those up to 2 hours late), provided there is space to do so, on the next available crossing
  • Arrivals more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time shall be classified as a No Show. Subject to availability you may amend your booking for travel before 23:59 the same day
  • Any increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
  • ‘No Shows’ that cannot be accommodated before 23.59 on the same day or who choose to travel on a subsequent day, must purchase a new ticket
Read the full Standard Ticket Product Rules - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Economy Ticket Product Rules
 Online booking or amendmentInformation
Booking feeFREEBooking fee is non-refundable
Amendment feeFREEAny increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment.
Amendment fee is non-refundable.
Refundable 
Check in rules
  • Vehicles must check in at least 30 minutes (but no longer than 1 hour) before scheduled sailing time
  • We will try to accommodate late arrivals (those up to 2 hours late), provided there is space to do so, on the next available crossing
  • Arrivals more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time shall be classified as a No Show. Subject to availability you may amend your booking for travel before 23:59 the same day
  • Any increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
  • ‘No Shows’ that cannot be accommodated before 23.59 on the same day or who choose to travel on a subsequent day, must purchase a new ticket
Read the full Economy Ticket Product Rules - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Cars and Vans

Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
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Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long

High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
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Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long

Large cars

Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
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Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.

High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
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Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.

Motorhomes

Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
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Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.

High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
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Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.

Coaches, Freight & other vehicles

Vehicle sizes

The vehicles size is the true maximum length and height, including any tow-bars, overhanging items and roof loads (e.g. a top box or bicycles).

Be sure to select the correct vehicle size so that you get the best fare for your journey.

Just to avoid any confusion, you need to know that we have two types of passenger vehicle fares: the first for vehicles (including small vans) up to 5m long and the second for passenger vehicles from 5.01m to 15m long. You also need to tell us if your vehicle is under 2.24m high or over 2.24m to 4.2m high.

The vehicles size is the true maximum length and height, including any tow-bars, overhanging items and roof loads (e.g. a top box or bicycles)

It’s really important that you tell us the correct size of your vehicle as on arrival our loading staff may ask to measure your vehicle. If your booking has been made incorrectly, or you do not consent to a check, we will not be able to honour your booking and you will be asked to change your ticket and pay any difference in fare before you can travel. These additional checks may mean we are not able to offer your original sailing time.

Cars and Vans

Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
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Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long

High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
high vehicles isle of wight
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long

Large cars

Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
low passenger vehicles isle of wight
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.

High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
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Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.

Motorhomes

Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
low motorhome vehicles isle of wight
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.

High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
high motorhome vehicles isle of wight
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.

Large vans

Low commercial vehicles (LF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
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Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.

High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
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Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.

Freight vehicles

Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
low freight vehicles isle of wight
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.

Freight artic (FA)

Freight vehicle over 12m to 19m long
Up to 4.2m high.
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Tractor-trailer freight vehicle up to 44 tonne GVWR with a split chassis or separate unit designed to carry heavy loads.

Vehicles over 19m long, 4.2m high, 3.2m wide or 44 tonne GVWR

To book freight a vehicle over 19m long, 4.2m high or 44 tonne gross vehicle weight rating please call our Freight Reservation Office on 023 9285 5260.

Minibuses and Mini Coach

Minibus (MINI)

Passenger vehicles 5.01m to 8m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
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Passenger vehicles with 8-17 seats.

Coaches

Coaches

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Because we need to know additional information for coach bookings such as loaded and empty passenger numbers, please visit our Coach page to make your booking

Personal and two wheeled vehicles

Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

Vehicles up to 3.5m long.
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Motorcycles, Motorcycles with sidecars, three or four wheeled personal powered tricycle, TWIZY or quad bike up to 3.5m long.

Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
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Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.

No need to book separately.
The vehicles size is the true maximum length and height, including any tow-bars, overhanging items and roof loads (e.g. a top box or bicycles)

On arrival our loading staff may ask to measure your vehicle. If your booking has been made incorrectly, or you do not consent to a check, we will not be able to honour your booking and you will be asked to change your ticket and pay any difference in fare before you can travel. These additional checks may mean we are not able to offer your original sailing time.

Dangerous goods (including compressed gas etc. used for medical purposes) must be declared at least 24 hours before travel.
Camping gas canisters must be declared when you arrive at the port.
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