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More ferries, more routes, more often

With three great routes to choose from and up to 150 crossings a day*, getting to the mainland couldn’t be easier.

You can book your tickets online, over the phone, or at any one of our ticket offices.

We pride ourselves on being your link between the Island and the mainland, and look forward to welcoming you on board one of our ferries soon.

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We’re proud of the service we provide, and this year have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. So rather than us tell you about our service, we’re happy to let our customers do it.

‘A great ferry experience’

“The ferries were clean and tidy with plenty of good seating. There is a good food selection and the prices are reasonable. All in all a great start to our Isle of Wight holiday”

Roger M

‘Early morning crossing’

“Quick and easy check in, drove on with no problem and then went up to the deck. Staff excellent, ferry on time and clean- what more could you want”

fairiescotchx

‘A pleasant sailing’

“A nice short sailing to the isle of Wight, just 40 mins. Lovely boats which serve refreshments on the journey. Very spacious with inside and outside seating”

RachelCooper1972

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Choose the route that’s right for you

Lymington to Yarmouth ferry

Yarmouth to Lymington

40 Minutes
Car and passenger ferry

The shortest and quickest car ferry crossing.

Fishbourne to Portsmouth ferry

Fishbourne to Portsmouth

45 Minutes
Car and passenger ferry

Excellent road and rail connections from Portsmouth.

Portsmouth to Ryde ferry

Ryde to Portsmouth

22 Minutes
Passenger ferry only

Our fastest crossing on our high-speed catamaran service.

Our Isle of Wight ferry routes

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*£15.40 adult day return, £50.00 car day return, £68.00 short stay return based on outward travel from Portsmouth to Fishbourne at 09:00 on 7 October 2017, returning at 17:00 on 7 and 10 October 2017. Day return valid for returns up to 01:30 the following day. Short stay return valid for up to 4 nights away, returning by 23:59. Long break return valid for up to 364 days returning by 23:59. More ferries, more routes, more often based on comparison of ships operating, routes and timetables with competitors sailing to and from the Isle of Wight. Ferries based on Wightlink operating six car ferries and two catamarans to the Isle of Wight. Routes based on Wightlink operating three routes between Portsmouth - Fishbourne, Portsmouth Harbour - Ryde Pier Head and Lymington - Yarmouth. Total number of sailings based on Wightlink operating up to 150 sailings per day across its three routes combined at peak times (26 May, 5 August and 25 August 2017). 99.3% reliability based on number of scheduled Vs cancelled sailings across Portsmouth – Fishbourne, Portsmouth – Ryde and Lymington – Yarmouth routes, from 27 March 2016 to 25 March 2017. 4.5* Trip Advisor rating based on Lymington - Yarmouth route on 29 June 2017.

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Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
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.
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High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
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.
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Low motorhome (LM)

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

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

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
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.
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High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
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.
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Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
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Freight artic (FA)

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

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

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
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Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

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

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
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.
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