Trade and Freight

Freight shipping to the Isle of Wight

Carrying freight to the Isle of Wight? A Wightlink ferry is the easy way to go:

  • Wightlink offers two convenient ro-ro routes, Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth, both offering easy connections to the mainland road network.
  • Day and night time crossings mean we’re ready to cross when you are.
  • Crossing time is around just 40 minutes.
  • Spacious Terminals make for easy manoeuvrability and boarding.
  • We’re equipped to handle abnormal loads and dangerous goods.

Choice of routes

  • Lymington-Yarmouth Crossing time 40 minutes
    Maximum Dimensions: Height: 4.75m (15’5″) | Width: 3.51m (11’6″)
    This route offers the shortest vehicle ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight, providing easy access to Central and West Wight.
  • Portsmouth – Fishbourne Crossing time around 40 minutes
    Maximum Dimensions: Height 4.65m (15’2″) | Width 4.1m (13’45”)
    This crossing is ideal for Central and East Wight and principal towns of Newport, Cowes, Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor. The service operates all year round, day and night with an average of 29 return weekday sailings.The ferries on this route have double-width ramps and can accommodate extra-long or heavy loads, subject to sufficient spread of weight. Vehicles with an overall height in excess of the dimensions shown may also be accepted but you must contact us in advance.

Please complete this form to obtain a quote or make your booking.

If you have a general freight query please call our freight reservations office on 023 9285 5260
If your vehicle is outside any of the below dimensions please call our sales department on 023 9285 5210

18 metres in length
4 metres high
3 metres wide
44 tons maximum weight

Please note:

(a)If you choose Booking, this will be made by our team and you will be contacted immediately for payment.
(b) If we are unable to book you on your chosen sailing, we will book you on the nearest available sailing.

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Freight operator details

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Travel details - outbound

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Travel details - inbound

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Passenger & vehicle details

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Bookings are FREE online

From Monday 1 February 2016, all trade bookings made by telephone with the Contact Centre will be subject to a £5 administration fee. Online bookings can be made free of charge.

If you want to set up an online account with us, please contact

Got questions? Call our Trade and Freight team on 023 9285 5260.

No show

From Monday 4 April 2016 we will be charging all business customers who do not turn up for their booked sailing without cancelling in advance. You will have to pay the full cost of the sailing.

Last year, more than 12,000 vehicles did not turn up for their booked sailing with Wightlink. That means our ferries have been sailing with empty space on board that we could have allocated to other customers.

It is easy to cancel your booking. You can do this online 24 hours a day if you have an account with us, you can call our dedicated Sales Support team during office hours on 023 9285 5260 or you can send an email to

Nine out of ten customers already go online to manage their accounts efficiently with us. If you would more information about online accounts, or have any questions about the changes from April, please contact our Sales department at

Dangerous/Restricted Goods

Find out more about the transportation of dangerous goods to and from the Island.

Abnormal Loads

As part of Wightlink’s £45 million investment in a new ship and port improvements, we are currently undertaking major construction work within the Portsmouth Gunwharf terminal and any enquiries for the shipment of loads exceeding 44 tonnes gross weight / in excess of 19-metres in length should be sent to

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