About Wightlink

Your link to the Isle of Wight

Wightlink is an award-winning ferry operator, linking the Isle of Wight with Hampshire through three convenient ferry routes. 

Wightlink captain and crew on bridge of ferry

Our routes

Portsmouth – Fishbourne

45 minutes
Vehicle and passenger ferry

Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde

Service suspended from 14 Nov
22 minutes
Passenger only ferry

Lymington – Yarmouth

Weekday-only service
40 minutes
Vehicle and passenger ferry
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At a glance

  • We’re experienced, carrying over 4.5 million passengers on more than 45,000 crossings every year

  • We have excellent facilities, with eight well-equipped ferries running on three convenient routes

  • We’re striving for a greener future, with a hybrid-energy flagship ferry and a host of environmentally friendly initiatives

  • We’re punctual, reliable and speedy, with crossing times from just 22 minutes

Victoria of Wight sailing alone in the Solent

Our registered office

Wightlink Limited,
Gunwharf Road,
Portsmouth,
PO1 2LA 

Registered in England No. 1059267 

Certified to the ISM Code by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Award winners

Victoria of Wight in Solent, Greenstar Gold logo 2019/2020

Green Star Gold status

Recognised by Visit Isle of Wight for promoting the use of sustainable travel and protecting the environment. 

Wightlink CEO accept PEA award

PEA Travel Trophy

The People. Environment. Achievement trophy honours the teams behind innovative businesses that are changing the face of our planet. 

Wightlink ferry departs Lymington port, Hampshire

Our routes

Travel on any of our three convenient routes, each with excellent transport links.

Explore our routes
Wightlink's St Clare vehicle ferry sails the Solent

Our ferries

Our fleet of six vehicle ferries and two FastCat catamarans serve the Isle of Wight and mainland 364 days a year – find out everything there is to know about them. 

Learn about our fleet of ferries
Member of Wightlink staff from Contact Centre answers phone call

Contact us

Need to get in touch with us? Use one of our online forms or give our Contact Centre a call.

Ways to contact us

Useful information

Member of Wightlink ferry crew directs traffic on ferry

Careers

We’re always on the lookout for passionate, customer-focussed people to join our team. Find your perfect job with Wightlink. 

Find your career at Wightlink
Wightlink captain steers FastCat ferry

Why choose us?

We’ve more ferries on more routes running more often. See five reasons to choose Wightlink.   

Reasons to choose Wightlink
Child pulls marine animals from Wightlink vertipool

Our environmental commitments

We take our care for the environment seriously, with a host of initiatives to protect the sea, land and air that surround us. 

See our environmental commitments