Conveniently located on the Isle of Wight for anyone visiting East and Central Wight, our Fishbourne port is a five minute drive from the town of Ryde, 15 minutes from Newport and 20 minutes from Sandown. The port provides easy routes to southern parts of the Island and can be used by both car and foot passengers.

Our flagship Victoria of Wight serves this port alongside St Clare and St FaithWight Sun also serves this port when required. Our Fishbourne port has state-of-the-art facilities allowing two-tier boarding onto the ferries, with regular crossings to Portsmouth.

All our foot passenger tickets, except for Family tickets, can be purchased online or through the Wightlink app in advance. Foot passenger tickets can also be purchased at our self service ticket machines, located at our ports.

Any payments made at our Customer Service Points will need to be by card as we are no longer accepting cash.

Where is it?

Fishbourne Car Ferry Port, Fishbourne Lane, Fishbourne, Isle of Wight, PO33 4EU


Portsmouth – Fishbourne

45 minutesVehicle and foot passenger ferry

Portsmouth to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight is a popular and convenient ferry route, getting you across the Solent in just 45 minutes.

A number of ferries serve this crossing, including our environmentally friendly flagship Victoria of Wight, each coming with spacious passenger loungers, sun decks and food and drink outlets to keep you refreshed.

Check out our TripAdvisor page and see what others have said about this route.

View the Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Facilities at the port

Creek Cafe

Our Creek Cafe outlet is ideal for a quick stop off, with a selection of locally-sourced hot and cold food and drinks.

Two-tier boarding

Our two-tier boarding system allows for speedier boarding and disembarking of vehicles.

Toilet and baby changing facilities

Toilets and baby-changing facilities are available at the port while you wait for your ferry crossing.

Customer Service Point

Purchase or amend tickets at our port using the dedicated Customer Service Point. Please note, you can’t purchase any of our frequent traveller passes at our ports.

Public transport

The nearest bus stop is Kite Hill, around 15 minutes’ walk away, and is served by Southern Vectis bus Route 9, which links Newport and Ryde.

Three people board a Southern Vectis bus

Checking in

Vehicles need to check in 30 minutes before departure and foot passengers 15 minutes before departure.


Wightlink offers frequent, round-the-clock sailings.


Nearby attractions

Our handy Wightlink Explorer section will show everything that is going on in the area.

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There is parking available on site, but space is limited.

Purchase your ticket using the designated ticket machines, which only accept card, or using the RingGo app on your phone. You can extend your session through your phone if you plan on staying a little longer.

If you plan to use our car park regularly, you can purchase a 30-day Parking Permit for just £88.

Parking at Fishbourne

  • 20 car spaces

  • One POLAR network, 50kw rapid charging point for electric vehicles

  • Ringo payments, credit and debit cards accepted

  • Postcode: PO33 4EU

  • Purchase parking at Fishbourne


RingGo zone number 22283

Duration of stayPrice
Up to five hours£7.90
Up to 24 hours£11.60
Over 24 hours (per day or part thereof)£11.60
Evening (16:00 - 05:00)£6.90

What to expect at the port

In your vehicle

When you arrive, pull up, and a member of our team will check your ticket and direct you to a lane in which to park and wait for the ferry. Feel free to use our port facilities but do try to be back in your vehicle and ready to go at least 15 minutes before your booked sailing time.

When you’re instructed to board the ferry, please follow the team’s instructions. Switch off your headlights. When you drive onto the ferry the crew will direct you to a parking space on deck. Be aware of passengers walking across decks and other vehicles parking on board.

On foot

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled sailing time and head to the right of the ground floor boarding ramp, where there is a separate foot passenger entrance.

Someone will scan your ticket and you’ll be let on board either before or after vehicles. You’ll be crossing the vehicle deck of the ferry so make sure to follow the teams’ instructions and head for the stairs and lift entrance, from where you can head up to the passenger lounges.

If you’re bringing along a bicycle, please leave this on the vehicle deck at the front of the ferry.



All our ports are easy to get to and come with excellent facilities, including food and drink outlets – find your closest location to travel from.



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.

Vehicles parked at Ferry port


There's parking on site or close by at each of our ports – find pricing information and details of where to find them.