Discounted Fares Scheme

The Discounted Fare Scheme enables Isle of Wight residents that meet the eligibility of ‘low income’ households to access travel to the mainland for work, health or leisure purposes. It will provide a fixed price discounted scheme and will apply to cars, motorbikes or foot passengers wishing to travel on any of our routes across the Solent.

Eligible applicants for the scheme include Isle of Wight residents claiming the following benefits:

  • Council tax support
  • Housing Benefit

If you wish to travel under the discounted fares scheme, please fill out the form below. This will generate an automated verification email which will be sent to the Isle of Wight Council to assess your eligibility. Once validated by the council, you will then receive a welcome email from us with terms and conditions and a dedicated customer account and ID. If you have an existing account, you will simply have the information on your account updated.

The discount will then be applied automatically each time you book using your customer ID online or over the phone. An electronic ticket is generated with each booking which must be shown at the terminal on departure along with a form of photo ID. A minimum of seven working days in advance of travel is required for eligibility checks to be processed and the normal check in and travel terms will apply to all bookings made.

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Title
First name
Surname
Street Address
Town
Postcode
Telephone number
Email
Which benefit(s) are you receiving at present?
 Local Council Tax Support Housing Benefit
Claim reference number
This should be up to five characters long. For help finding your claim reference number, click here
Wightlink Customer ID
Tick to give permission for us to share your application details with the Isle of Wight Council. This is necessary to verify that you are entitled to join the Discounted Fares scheme*.
 Yes
By applying to join the scheme, you are enabling Wightlink to process your application and pass your details to the Isle of Wight Council so they can verify on a periodic basis that you are receiving the benefit(s) you've indicated. By submitting the application you agree to Wightlink storing, using and passing on your details to the Isle of Wight Council for the reasons stated. The Isle of Wight Council will retain this information in line with their retention policy. The information provided here will be processed in accordance with Wightlink’s Privacy Policy.
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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