School trips to the Island

Whatever your educational travel needs, from a day trip on foot or by minibus to a week-long field trip by coach for a larger group, no one is better placed than Wightlink to take care of your ferry travel.

Travelling by foot?

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Travelling by coach or mini-bus?

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School trips from the Isle of Wight

Travel to the mainland with Wightlink for your next school trip from just £6.40 per child*

Whatever your educational travel needs, from a day trip on foot or by minibus to a week-long field trip by coach for a larger group, no one is better placed than Wightlink to take care of your ferry travel.

Travelling by foot

Wightlink offers groups of 10 or more foot passengers discounted fares to and from the Island.


Ticket type Day returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next day ReturnValid for passenger returning within 364 nights Single Evening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Adult £13.20 £18.60 £9.30 £11.80
Child (5-15)Children under 5 travel FREE £6.60 £9.30 £4.65 £5.90


Ticket type Day returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next day ReturnValid for passenger returning within 364 nights Single Evening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Adult £13.20 £18.60 £9.30 £11.80
Child (5-15)Children under 5 travel FREE £6.60 £9.30 £4.65 £5.90

Ticket type Day returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next day ReturnValid for passenger returning within 364 nights Single Evening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Adult £13.20 £23.20 £11.60 £11.80
Child (5-15)Children under 5 travel FREE £6.60 £11.60 £5.80 £5.90

ALL passengers must travel together on both the Outbound and Inbound routes.

Travelling by coach or mini-bus

  • Choose from two convenient ferry routes,Fishbourne to Portsmouth and Yarmouth to Lymington
  • Excellent connections to the mainland road network.
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Looking to book more than 40 passengers?

Wightlink offers groups of between 10 and 40 foot passengers discounted fares to and from the Island.

Looking to book a coach or mini-bus?

If you wish to discuss travel requirements for your next educational trip, then please call us.

  • Call us on 0333 999 7333.
Group Foot Passenger Product Rules
  Online booking or amendment Information
Booking fee FREE  
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
  • Foot passengers must check in no later than 15 minutes before scheduled sailing with a valid ticket
  • Disabled Travel Scheme or Accessible Travel bookings must check in no later than 30 minutes before scheduled sailing but no earlier than one 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, and a new ticket must be purchased
Read the full Group Foot Passenger Product Rules - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Even more possibilities to explore…

Why not combine your school trip to the mainland with a visit to the world famous attractions close to our mainland ports, such as Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower and Historic Dockyard, a few minutes’ walk from our Portsmouth terminals. Or explore the spectacular New Forest National Park near Lymington.

The New Forest

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Gun Wharf Quays & Spinnaker Tower

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Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard

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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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