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Ryde to Portsmouth foot passenger catamaran


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 Ryde Pier Head and Portsmouth, 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, Shanklin and other stations. 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.

Ryde Pier Head


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


Yes, South West Trains Island Line runs direct trains from Brading, Sandown, Shanklin and other stations to Ryde Pier Head. Several Southern Vectis bus routes operate to Ryde Esplanade, from where you can walk to the Terminal or hop on the train.
Find out more at www.islandbuses.info or www.southwesttrains.co.uk/island-line

  • Wightlink Ticket Office
  • Self-service ticket machines
  • Costa Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Bicycle racks.

Yes, car parking at the Terminal is available. Please note that a toll charge of £1 per vehicle for cars, light vans and motorcycles is payable at the entrance to Ryde Pier and this must be paid in cash at the coin-operated machine. The toll charge entitles you to up to one hour’s free parking. There is no charge for pedestrians or cyclists.

 

How much does it cost?
Up to one hour £1.00 (pier toll)
Up to 2 hours £1.70
2-16 hours £6.70
16-24 hours £8.50
For any hours over 24, a daily rate will apply £8.50
Evening & Overnight Parking (4.00 pm – 5.00 am) £4.60
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 are a 60 single passenger Multilink Pass holder, 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 will receive a complimentary pier toll charge card with the purchase of any Parking Season Ticket, valid for the length of your ticket. This will allow you access to the pier without paying the toll charge and can be obtained from the Wightlink Ticket Office.


Important Information
  • A weight restriction of 3 tonnes and height restriction of 2.25 metres applies to all vehicles using the pier.
  • A 10mph speed limit applies to all vehicles using the pier, including cyclists. Drivers exceeding this limit will be issued a fixed penalty notice of £80 and/or exclusion from Wightlink property and vessels.

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

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


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Please select at least one passenger

Find out the size of your vehicle by entering your registration number

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

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E.g CU57ABC
Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
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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.

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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.

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