School trips

School bookings

The Isle of Wight has a perfect blend of fascinating history and fun things to do – it’s the ideal school trip destination. 

Whether it’s an educational day away on the Island or a week-long field trip by coach, we can help, with three convenient ferry routes to get you there. 

If you’re a school based on the Island looking to arrange a trip to the mainland, we can help you, too.

  • We’ve got more ferries on more routes running more often than any other cross-Solent operator

  • Fantastic facilities at our ports and on board our ferries

  • Discounts for groups of foot passengers

  • We're also coach-friendly, with years of experiences getting you across the Solent with ease

Travelling on foot

We offer discounts for groups travelling to and from the mainland. For groups of between 10 and 19, you can book online. See our prices below. 

Portsmouth – Fishbourne

45 minutes
Vehicle and passenger ferry

Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde

Service suspended from 14 Nov
22 minutes
Passenger only ferry

Lymington – Yarmouth

Weekday-only service
40 minutes
Vehicle and passenger ferry

Travelling by coach or minibus

Our two vehicle ferry routes have excellent motorway connections and are ideal for coach travel. You can book by filling in our coach booking form on the below link, by giving us a call on 023 9285 5260 or sending us an email at [email protected]

Explore the Isle of Wight

From a former Royal hideaway to one of the world’s most famous sailing regattas, there’s a lot going on across the Isle of Wight. Use Wightlink Explorer to find your ideal event, attraction or place to stay. 

Explore the Island
Costa staff pour drinks on board Wightlink ferry

Our facilities

You can pick up hot and cold food and drinks at all our ports and on board all our ferries, plus much more. 

See our facilities

Frequently asked questions

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check our FAQ section to see if we can help. 

Read our FAQs