Portsmouth to Ryde FastCat passenger service

Your journey at a glance

  • How long does it take? The crossing is just 22 minutes aboard one of Wightlink’s smart, contemporary catamarans.
  • Where from, where to? Operating between Portsmouth Harbour railway station and Ryde Pier Head, this is the best connected, most convenient ferry service for foot passengers. From Ryde Pier Head, the Island Line runs direct trains to Brading, Sandown and Shanklin, whilst Ryde bus station offers easy access to the entire Island. The Portsmouth Terminal is adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour railway station and the national and local bus interchange.
  • What’s on board? Sit back and relax in the comfortable lounges or take in the sea air and passing views from the open decks.
  • When can I go? Wightlink offers frequent crossings from early morning to late evening all year.
  • How much does it cost?
    Wightlink offer a range of fares for vehicles and foot passengers on one of our three routes.

Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station

Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station
The Hard
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3PA
Portsmouth Harbour

Yes, Wightlink’s Portsmouth Harbour FastCat Terminal is adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour railway station and the national and local bus interchange for fast, easy connections UK-wide.
  • Wightlink Ticket Office
  • Costa Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Bicycle racks.

Yes, car parking is available opposite Wightlink’s Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal in Gunwharf Road, which is about a 10 minute walk away from the FastCat Terminal.

As of June 2018, we’re making it easier for you to park up and be on your way. You can 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 even extend your session through your phone if you plan on staying a little longer.

Alternatively, you can use the designated ticket machines to pay with either card or cash. Only customers purchasing parking for more than 24 hours will be able to do so at our Ticket Offices.

How much does it cost?
Up to 3 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00
Up to 5 hours £6.00
Up to 8 hours £7.50
Up to 24 hours £10.00
Over 24 hours (part thereof) £10.00
Up to 3 days, please use RingGo or visit the ticket office. Up to 7 days, please visit the ticket office

If you have a 30 Day or longer Wightlink Season Ticket or Foot Passenger Multilink Pass, you can take advantage of these special Parking Season Ticket rates:

How much does it cost?
For 30 Day Season Ticket or Book of 60 single passenger Multilink Pass holders £68.00
Monthly
For 90 Day Season Ticket holders £66.00
Monthly
For 180 Day Season Ticket holders £64.00
Monthly
For Annual Season Ticket holders £62.00
Monthly

You can buy your Parking Season Ticket at the Wightlink Ticket Office

Where are the nearest alternative car parks?

The closest car parks to us are at Gunwharf Quays (7 minute walk) and Wickham street (11 minute walk).

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

Wightlink offers frequent, round-the-clock sailings all year.


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At this time, this feature is only available for cars and vans

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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.
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