Routes & ports

We have three excellent routes to choose from and with up to 150 crossings a day, getting to the Isle of Wight couldn't be easier. You can travel by car on both our Portsmouth Gunwharf to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth routes and, if you're travelling by foot, you can also choose our FastCat, which sails from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head. We’ve got the Island covered from east to west, so wherever you’re planning to go, whenever you’re planning to travel, there’s a Wightlink ferry going your way. We have POLAR Network rapid charging points (50kwh) for electric vehicles at our Gunwharf, Fishbourne and Lymington ports. Our port on Ryde Pier Head also has a 7.2kwh charging point for those using the pier.

Portsmouth to Fishbourne

    45 minutes

    Vehicle and passenger ferry

Portsmouth to Fishbourne is our most popular route, with a number of our ferries serving the crossing, including our flagship Victoria of Wight.  You can relax and enjoy the spacious passenger lounges, an observation deck and pick up a drink or snacks from the café.

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

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  • Portsmouth port

    Portsmouth Gunwharf

    Vehicle and passenger ferry

    Portsmouth, one of Britain’s most vibrant port cities, has excellent motorway and rail connections for anyone planning a visit to the Isle of Wight.

    • Customer building with waiting area and Camber Cafe outlet, serving hot and cold food and drinks
    • Rapid charging point (50kwh) for electric vehicles
    • Car parking available

    Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA

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  • Fishbourne port

    Fishbourne

    Vehicle and passenger ferry

    Conveniently located on the Isle of Wight for anyone visiting East and Central Wight.

    • Customer building and waiting area with Wight Taste outlet, serving hot and cold food and drinks
    • Rapid charging point (50kwh) for electric vehicles
    • Limited car parking available

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

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Lymington to Yarmouth

    40 minutes

    Vehicle and passenger ferry

Lymington to Yarmouth is our most scenic route, with breath-taking views across the Solent. Our purpose-built Wight Class vessels are used on this crossing, which is the shortest and quickest vehicle route across between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. You can relax and enjoy the spacious passenger lounges, an observation deck and pick up a drink or snacks from the café.

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

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  • Lymington

    Vehicle and passenger ferry

    Sailing from Lymington offers you our shortest and quickest car ferry crossing to the west half of the Island.

    • Waiting area and Costa Coffee shop, serving hot and cold food and drinks
    • Rapid charging point (50kwh) for electric vehicles 
    • Car parking available

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

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  • Yarmouth

    Vehicle and passenger ferry

    Yarmouth is a gorgeous historic town in the west of the Isle of Wight, offering the shortest, quickest and most scenic car ferry route to the mainland. 

    • Customer building with Castle Cafe , serving hot and cold drinks and snacks
    • Non-Wightlink parking available
    • Waiting area

    Yarmouth Car Ferry Terminal, Quay Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0PB

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Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head

    22 minutes

    Passenger only ferry

Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head is our quickest route for foot passengers – using our high speed FastCats, which were purpose-built for the route. You can nip across the Solent in just 22 minutes. Relax and enjoy the spacious passenger lounges and even head up to the sun deck to take in the views out at sea.

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

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  • Portsmouth Harbour

    Passenger only ferry

    Portsmouth Harbour is one of two ports that are used for our FastCat catamaran service taking you to Ryde Pier Head, on the Isle of Wight.

    • Costa Coffee shop, serving hot and cold drinks and food
    • Nearby parking available
    • Waiting area

    Portsmouth Harbour Catamaran Terminal, Portsmouth, PO1 3PS

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  • Ryde Pier Head

    Passenger only ferry

    Ryde Pier Head is one of two ports that are used for our FastCat catamaran service taking you to Portsmouth Harbour, on the mainland.

    • Waiting area and Costa Coffee shop, serving hot and cold drinks and food
    • Charging point (7.2kwh) for electric vehicles 
    • Car parking available

    Ryde Pier Head, The Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HF

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