Our routes

We have three convenient Isle of Wight ferry routes to choose from with more than 140 sailings a day, so getting to and from the Island couldn’t be easier. Find the best route for you, where to find your closest port and how to get there.

You can travel in your vehicle on both our Portsmouth – Fishbourne and Lymington – Yarmouth routes and if you’re on foot or bringing along your bicycle, you can also hop on board one of our FastCats which travel between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde.

Map showing Wightlink routes

Portsmouth – Fishbourne

45 minutesVehicle and foot passenger ferry

Portsmouth to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight is a popular and convenient ferry route, getting you across the Solent in just 45 minutes.

A number of ferries serve this crossing, including our environmentally friendly flagship Victoria of Wight, each coming with spacious passenger loungers, sun decks and food and drink outlets to keep you refreshed.

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View the Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Lymington – Yarmouth

40 minutesVehicle and foot passenger ferry

This route gives you both breath-taking views and the utmost convenience. It’s the fastest way to take your vehicle across the Solent, with crossing times of just 40 minutes on one of our spacious, well-equipped ferries. 

The route will take you through the mouth of Lymington River and past Hurst Castle on a beautiful journey, which will set you up perfectly for your trip ahead.

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View the Lymington – Yarmouth route
Wightlink ferry departs Lymington port, Hampshire

Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde Pier Head

22 minutesFoot passenger ferry

If you’re travelling on foot, Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head is our quickest route, crossing the waters between the Isle of Wight and mainland in just 22 minutes.  

Our reliable, high-speed FastCat catamarans serve this route and come with spacious passenger lounges, bicycle racks and a sun deck, perfect for taking in the views during the day.

Ticket gates

We have introduced ticket gates at both our Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head ports.

Similar to gates you see at many train stations, they will accept rail tickets (except Interrail tickets) with barcodes or QR codes as well as Wightlink paper tickets, passes and online tickets on smart phones.

If you’re travelling using a rail ticket with a magnetic strip, these will need to be scanned manually by our port staff, as will adults travelling with children.

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View the Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde Pier Head route
Wightlink Fastcat catamaran at Ryde Pier Head


There’s parking close by at each of our ports – get pricing information and details on where to find them. 

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Wightlink ferry docked at Yarmouth port


All our ports are easy to get to and come with excellent facilities, including food and drink outlets  find your closest location to travel from. 

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Our fleet of six vehicle ferries and two FastCat catamarans serve the Isle of Wight and mainland 364 days a year – find out everything there is to know about them. 

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