Located in a charming market town in the New Forest, sailing from Lymington offers you our shortest and quickest car ferry crossing with stunning views across the Solent. It’s ideal for visiting the west half of the Island.

All three of our Wight class ships operate on this route – Wight Sun, Wight Light and Wight Sky. The port can be used by both car and foot passengers.

Find out more about what you can get up to in Lymington

Where is it?

Lymington Ferry Port, Undershore Road, Lymington, SO41 5SB


Lymington – Yarmouth

40 minutesVehicle and foot passenger ferry

Our Lymington-Yarmouth car ferry route is currently operating a weekday-only service.

This route gives you both breath-taking views and the utmost convenience. It’s the fastest way to take your vehicle across the Solent, with crossing times of just 40 minutes on one of our spacious, well-equipped ferries. 

The route will take you through the mouth of Lymington River and past Hurst Castle on a beautiful journey, which will set you up perfectly for your trip ahead. 

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

View the Lymington – Yarmouth route
Wightlink ferry departs Lymington port, Hampshire

Facilities at the port

Wight Taste

Wight Taste is currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions. Vending machines are turned off.

Enjoy a range of locally-sourced hot and cold food and drinks while you wait for your ferry.

Toilet and baby changing facilities

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

Public transport

A regular train service operates from Brockenhurst direct to Lymington Pier station, adjacent to the port. Brockenhurst is on the South Western Railway London main line.

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.

Start exploring


Car parking at the port is available using the designated ticket machines, which only accept card. You can also pay for your parking of up to three days using the RingGo app on your phone, meaning you no longer need to put tickets on your windscreen. You can extend your session through your phone if you plan on staying a little longer.

The nearby overflow car park can be used at busy times.

Certain Season Ticket and Multilink Pass holders can take advantage of discounted parking rates

Parking at Lymington

  • Over 200 car spaces

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

  • Ringo payments, credit and debit cards accepted.


RingGo zone number 22281

Duration of stayPrice
Up to two hours£2.75
Up to six hours£6.50
Up to 16 hours£8.50
Up to 24 hours£11.00
Up to 24 hours (per day or part thereof)£11.00
Evening (16:00 - 05:00)£6.50

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 into the Ticket Office and down the foot passenger walkway, where there is a separate foot passenger entrance.

Someone will scan your ticket and you’ll be let on board.

If you’re bringing along a bicycle, please leave this on the vehicle deck at the front of the ferry and await further instructions from the crew when embarking and disembarking the vessel.



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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.