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2019 sailings are now available to book – get yours at 2018 prices

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Your ferry travel to the Isle of Wight

Start of your adventure to the Isle of Wight in 2018 with Wightlink. We’ve teamed up with The Sun to offer you exclusive rates for your ferry crossing to the Island – you’re in the right place to start planning your perfect getaway.

Discover everything you need to know about our routes, ferry timetables, great value fares and more. Once you have your confirmation from The Sun, you can then book your ferry journey.

Let us take you there

Whether you’re travelling by foot, train, coach or car, getting to the Isle of Wight is easier with Wightlink:

  • The choice of three convenient routes – from Lymington and Portsmouth
  • More sailings each day* than any other cross Solent ferry operator
  • We’ve got the Island covered – Yarmouth in the West to Ryde and Fishbourne in the East
  • Crossings from only 22 minutes*
  • Great on board facilities – spacious lounges, refreshments and sundecks

*More sailings each day is based on the combined total of all three Wightlink routes. Number of sailings each day varies throughout the year. Portsmouth Harbour Station to Ryde Pier Head in 22 minutes. Portsmouth to Fishbourne in 45 minutes and Lymington to Yarmouth in 40 minutes.

Getting to the Wightlink ferry terminal

Bringing your own wheels? Our Portsmouth Gunwharf Terminal is easily accessed from the UK motorway network and our comfortable ferry will get you across to Fishbourne in around 45 minutes.

If you’re coming from the West, you may find our Lymington to Yarmouth car ferry suits you better. Once again, it’s easy to get to and because it’s the fastest car ferry crossing to the Island, you’ll be at your holiday accommodation in no time at all.

The Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head route is for foot passengers only.

Vehicle Price Guide 2018

Monday – Friday (4-nights)

4 NightsDeparture dates (Mondays) 5 Feb – 30 Mar
16 Apr – 25 May
3 Sep – 19 Oct
29 Oct – 30 Nov
2 Apr – 13 Apr
28 May – 20 Jul
27 Aug – 31 Aug
22 Oct – 26 Oct
Return price for a car up to 5.0m in length and up to 2.24m in height for a driver and up to 6 passengers Return: £50.00 Return: £60.00
Additional Adult in Vehicle £6.80
Additional child in Vehicle(5-15 years) £3.40
Each additional metre in length or part thereof £6.30

Friday – Monday (3-nights)

3 NightsDeparture dates (Fridays) 2 Feb – 26 Mar
13 Apr – 21 May
7 Sep – 3 Dec
30 Mar – 9 Apr
25 May – 23 Jul
24 Aug – 3 Sep
Return price for a car up to 5.0m in length and up to 2.24m in height for a driver and up to 6 passengers Return: £52.00 Return: £66.00
Additional Adult in Vehicle £6.80
Additional child in Vehicle(5-15 years) £3.40
Travelling to the Island on 22 Jun £97.00 each way
Each additional metre in length or part thereof £6.30

1: This offer is valid on the dates and durations specified and is exclusive to readers of The Sun who purchase a Sun Holiday from £9.50 in 2018. Return prices are quoted for the day and date of outbound travel. Prices vary throughout the season go to www.wightlink.co.uk/sun for full details. 2: Only one return ferry booking is permitted per Sun Holiday confirmation number. 3: Bookings must be made in advance. The Sun Holiday confirmation number will need to be quoted at the time of booking and the original Sun Holiday confirmation email or printed confirmation must be presented at check-in for your ferry to validate this offer. 4: Prices quoted for vehicles and foot passengers are subject to availability with restricted capacity on all sailings and can be removed at any time and without notice. Vehicle fares are valid for cars up to 5.0m in length and up to 2.24m in height for a driver and up to 6 passengers. Additional charges apply for cars over 5.01m – 7m in length. Children under 5 travel free. Pricing for longer vehicles will be charged a supplement – see price table at www.wightlink.co.uk/sun for further details. 5: Extended breaks will be charged the normal public available fare at the time of request. 6: Travel to the Isle of Wight with a vehicle on Friday, 22 June 2018 and travel from the Isle of Wight on Monday, 25 June 2018 will be charged a separate rate – see price table at www.wightlink.co.uk/sun for further details. This offer is not valid for travel to the Isle of Wight on 30 March and 25 May and from the Island on 2 April and 28 May 2018. 7: Once booking has been confirmed and paid for, no refund is available in the event of cancellation or part-use. 8: Bookings and amendments made online are free. Bookings and amendments made through our call centre will be charged £5 per booking and £5 per amendment – For amendments additional charges may apply if the sailing you are amending to is higher priced. 9: This deal is not valid in conjunction with any other Wightlink offer or promotion. 10: Tesco Clubcard Boost tokens cannot be used as part or full payment. 11: All bookings are subject to Wightlink’s General Conditions for the Provision of Ferry Services . Please note that our Product Guide (as set out on our website from time to time) contains further specific details (including any restrictions) which apply to our products. Should you wish to purchase any of our other products, the prices which will apply to those products shall be our prices as set out on our website. 12: All information is correct at time of publication, November 2017.


Getting to the Wightlink ferry terminal

If you’re travelling by train from anywhere in the country, just head for either Portsmouth Harbour Railway station or Lymington Pier Railway Station.

Hop off the train in Portsmouth and it’s just a few steps to our FastCat Terminal, from where we’ll whisk you over to Ryde in just 22 minutes. (Don’t forget to buy your ticket through to Ryde Esplanade or beyond if you don’t fancy a walk down the pier).

More information about Island Line train services can be found here.

More information about Southern Vectis bus services from Ryde Pier Head can be found here.

From Lymington Pier Railway station you are just a few minutes walk from our ferry terminal.

Foot Passenger Price Guide 2018

Monday – Friday (4-nights)

4 NightsDeparture dates (Mondays) 5 Feb – 30 Mar
16 Apr – 25 May
3 Sep – 19 Oct
29 Oct – 30 Nov
2 Apr – 13 Apr
28 May – 20 Jul
27 Aug – 31 Aug
22 Oct – 26 Oct
Prices Return Adult: £5.40
Child: £2.70
Adult: £6.00
Child: £3.00

Friday – Monday (3-nights)

3 NightsDeparture dates (Fridays) 2 Feb – 26 Mar
13 Apr – 21 May
3 Sep – 3 Dec
30 Mar – 9 Apr
25 May – 23 Jul
24 Aug – 3 Sep
Prices Return Adult: £6.00
Child: £3.00
Adult: £7.60
Child: £3.80

1: This offer is valid on the dates and durations specified and is exclusive to readers of The Sun who purchase a Sun Holiday from £9.50 in 2018. Return prices are quoted for the day and date of outbound travel. Prices vary throughout the season go to www.wightlink.co.uk/sun for full details. 2: Only one return ferry booking is permitted per Sun Holiday confirmation number. 3: Bookings must be made in advance. The Sun Holiday confirmation number will need to be quoted at the time of booking and the original Sun Holiday confirmation email or printed confirmation must be presented at check-in for your ferry to validate this offer. 4: Prices quoted for vehicles and foot passengers are subject to availability with restricted capacity on all sailings and can be removed at any time and without notice. Vehicle fares are valid for cars up to 5.0m in length and up to 2.24m in height for a driver and up to 6 passengers. Additional charges apply for cars over 5.01m – 7m in length. Children under 5 travel free. Pricing for longer vehicles will be charged a supplement – see price table at www.wightlink.co.uk/sun for further details. 5: Extended breaks will be charged the normal public available fare at the time of request. 6: Travel to the Isle of Wight with a vehicle on Friday, 22 June 2018 and travel from the Isle of Wight on Monday, 25 June 2018 will be charged a separate rate – see price table at www.wightlink.co.uk/sun for further details. This offer is not valid for travel to the Isle of Wight on 30 March and 25 May and from the Island on 2 April and 28 May 2018. 7: Once booking has been confirmed and paid for, no refund is available in the event of cancellation or part-use. 8: Bookings and amendments made online are free. Bookings and amendments made through our call centre will be charged £5 per booking and £5 per amendment – For amendments additional charges may apply if the sailing you are amending to is higher priced. 9: This deal is not valid in conjunction with any other Wightlink offer or promotion. 10: Tesco Clubcard Boost tokens cannot be used as part or full payment. 11: All bookings are subject to Wightlink’s General Conditions for the Provision of Ferry Services . Please note that our Product Guide (as set out on our website from time to time) contains further specific details (including any restrictions) which apply to our products. Should you wish to purchase any of our other products, the prices which will apply to those products shall be our prices as set out on our website. 12: All information is correct at time of publication, November 2017.


Step 1:

Once you have received your Sun Holiday confirmation number, you will be able to book your ferry crossing online for free. Click the button below and be sure you have your booking reference to hand.

Prefer to book by phone?

When you have your booking confirmation and you wish to book your ferry by phone please call:
0333 999 7333(calls are charged at a local rate).
You will be charged a £5 booking fee for this service. Please quote The Sun Holidays to get your special rate.

Step 2:

When you are making your booking you will be required to submit your Sun Holiday confirmation number. Bookings cannot be completed without this number.
If you are booking online this will be at the end of the Passenger Details section.

If you are booking by phone, our agent will ask you for it.

Sun Holidays Booking Condirmation

Step 3:

If you are booking your Wightlink ferry online you will need an email address so that we can send you your confirmation and ticket. You will need to either print your ticket or have it available on your smartphone (please make a separate note of your Wightlink booking reference) and bring it with your Sun Holiday confirmation on the day of check-in.

If you are booking your Wightlink ferry by phone, you will be given a Wightlink booking reference to collect your ticket at the Port. Please make a note of your reference number so that you can collect your ticket on the day. You will need to ensure that you arrive in good time to be able to do this. (See check-in details below).

Failure to present your Sun Holiday confirmation to Wightlink staff on the day of check-in will mean that you will be charged the normal fare available on the day of your travel.

Before you Travel

If you have not travelled with Wightlink before or even if you have, you may find these frequently asked questions helpful. Take a look here.

Check-in

Please ensure that you take a look at our check-in procedures here – even if you have travelled with us before as they may have changed.

Find out the size of your vehicle by entering your registration number

At this time, this feature is only available for cars and vans

Registration number

E.g CU57ABC
Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
Vehicle length

Vehicle height

Please note: vehicle size data is taken from a third party database and is provided here as a guide. As some vehicles may vary from the designed specifications, please ensure that the measurements are correct before booking.

Wrong details? Please click here to enter your vehicle sizes manually

Your vehicle registration number could not be found

Choose your vehicle size manually here, you can find your vehicle height and width at Parkers.

Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
Vehicle length

Vehicle height

Please note: vehicle size data is taken from a third party database and is provided here as a guide. As some vehicles may vary from the designed specifications, please ensure that the measurements are correct before booking.

Wrong details? Please click here to enter your vehicle sizes manually

Is there anything on your vehicle which makes it longer or higher than the dimensions shown here, such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan?

Does your vehicle have a trailer or caravan?

Please select which type of vehicle you have

Below you will find all other vehicle types with some information around their size.
We recommend that you measure your vehicle before booking

Dangerous goods (including compressed gas etc. used for medical purposes) must be declared at least 24 hours before travel.

Camping gas canisters must be declared when you arrive at the port.

Please measure your motorcycle from your front wheel to the rear of your bike, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.
Please measure your vehicle from your front bumper to the rear of your car, and from the bottom of your tyres to the roof of your car, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.

What is the length and height of the vehicle?

Does your vehicle have a trailer or caravan?

This information will be added to your booking