Car ferry port



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.

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Where is it?

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


Lymington – Yarmouth

40 minutesVehicle and foot passenger ferry

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. 

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Wightlink ferry departs Lymington port, Hampshire

Facilities at the port

Curlew Café

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

Rapid EV charging point

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

Self service ticket machines

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.

Toilet and baby changing facilities

Toilets and baby-changing facilities are available at the port 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.

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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. 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.

If you plan to use our car park regularly, you can purchase a 30-day Parking Permit for just £93.

Parking at Lymington car ferry port


RingGo zone number 22281

Duration of stayPrice
Up to two hours£2.90
Up to six hours£6.90
Up to 16 hours£9.00
Up to 24 hours£11.60
Up to 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 boarding tunnel which can be accessed through Curlew Café.

When it’s time to board, a crew member will scan your ticket and you can head up to the passenger lounges.

If you’re bringing along a bicycle, please check in and wait by the vehicle boarding ramp and a member of staff will direct you. When exiting you must walk your bike off the ferry until clear of the loading barrier.



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.