Car ferry port



Conveniently located on the Isle of Wight for anyone visiting East and Central Wight, our Fishbourne port can be used by both vehicles and foot passengers.

Our hybrid energy ferry, Victoria of Wight, serves this port alongside St Clare and St Faith, getting you from Fishbourne to Portsmouth on the mainland in only 45 minutes.

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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.

From Monday, 11 to Friday, 15 March 2024 we will be installing new CCTV cameras in the Gunwharf Car Park opposite the Portsmouth – Fishbourne car ferry port.

During this short period, there will be a reduced number of parking spaces available to customers. However, the entrance, exit, direction of traffic and number of disabled parking bays will remain unchanged.

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View the Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Facilities at the port

Creek Café

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

Rapid EV charging point

Charge your electric vehicle with a POLAR Network 50kwh rapid charging point.

Self service ticket machine

Purchase tickets at the port with your contactless device or debit or credit card using the ticket vending machine.

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 and we no longer accept cash payments.

Toilet and baby changing facilities

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

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.

For better transport links as a foot passenger, consider travelling on our Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde Pier Head route, which is well served by both train and bus connections.

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.

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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 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 save with a 30-day Parking Permit.

Parking at Fishbourne car ferry port


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, follow the arrows to the booth and pull up – a member of our team will then check your ticket and tell you a lane number 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 asked 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 foot passenger seating area to the right of the ground floor vehicle boarding ramp.

When it’s time to board, you’ll be directed down the foot passenger walkway, which runs adjacent to the ground floor vehicle boarding ramp.

Someone will scan your ticket and you’ll be let on board after vehicles have unloaded from the previous crossing. You’ll be crossing the vehicle deck of the ferry so make sure to follow the crew’s 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.