Motorcycle fares to the Mainland

Travelling to or from the Isle of Wight with your motorcycle or scooter is easy with Wightlink. Motorbike fares include up to two people (rider and pillion passenger) and are available on both our vehicle ferry routes. With a choice of two motorcycle tickets you can make a day return or stay a little longer with a Wightlink standard return.

There are a limited number of spaces for motorcycles on each sailing, so make sure you book early to get your first choice of sailing!

Motorcycle, Trike or Quad Bike return fares

Valid for vehicle, rider and additional passenger.

Duration Mon-Sunfrom
Standard return £38.50
Day return £32.50


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.
Standard Motorcycle Product Rules
  Online booking or amendment Information
Booking fee FREE Booking fee is non-refundable
Amendment fee FREE Any increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
Refundable Cancellations 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 Motorcycle Product Rules - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Popular FAQ

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You can normally change your booking with us if it was made directly with Wightlink and you modify the booking at least one hour before your sailing is scheduled to depart.

If your booking was made by a tour operator or another supplier, you must contact the supplier you made your booking with. We are sorry but our staff are not able to amend or cancel your booking.

You can modify your booking. with no amendment fee online if you have not yet made the outgoing journey. If you have not set up a customer ID online, please email your customer number and email address to us here on the Booking enquiry form.

For Economy vehicle fares there is a £5 amendment fee for changing your booking using the telephone or ticket office service.

For Standard and Motorcycle fares there is no fee for changing your booking using the telephone or ticket office service.

All alterations are subject to availability and the Product Rules of the ticket you purchased. An additional fare will be payable if you choose a sailing that costs more.

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If you arrive for your booked sailing too late to check in on time, our staff will try to get you on the next possible sailing, but this is not guaranteed.

Vehicles arriving at port more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time will be classed as a “no show” booking though a revision to your booking can be made, subject to availability, if you travel before 23:59 on same day. Payment for any increase in booking costs is required before sailing and amendment fees may apply. If there is no availability and you decide to travel on a subsequent day, you will need to buy a new ticket (no refunds will be considered).

If you think you are going to miss the check-in period for your sailing we recommend you contact us, if possible, to modify your booking. Provided you contact us at least one hour before the departure of your sailing we will try and change you sailing time to the next available service. There is no amendment fee if you modify your booking yourself online, but there may be an additional fare to pay if the new sailing is more expensive.

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Vehicles: Please arrive at the port between 30 and 60 minutes before departure time with a valid ticket for travel. A member of the Wightlink team will welcome you at the gate, check your ticket and direct you to the appropriate ticket lane.

Your ticket may be checked again before boarding and you will be advised when to drive aboard and where to park.

Foot passengers: Please arrive at the Terminal at least 15 minutes before departure with a valid ticket for travel. If arriving by train at Portsmouth Harbour or Ryde Pier Head you should allow at least 10 minutes to connect between the train and catamaran.

Simply wait in the Terminal and an announcement will be made when boarding starts. Your ticket will be checked before embarkation.

Please note that ships may have to sail a little before or after advertised sailing times.

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