Portsmouth - Fishbourne

About the route

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.

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

From Monday, 11 to Friday, 15 March 2024 we will be installing new CCTV cameras in the Gunwharf Car Park opposite the Portsmouth – Fishbourne car ferry port.

During this short period, there will be a reduced number of parking spaces available to customers. However, the entrance, exit, direction of traffic and number of disabled parking bays will remain unchanged.

How long does it take?

The crossing is around 45 minutes on board one of Wightlink's spacious ferries.

Are vehicles allowed?

Yes, this route can take a variety of vehicles – from motorcycles to lorries - as well as foot passengers.

Departure and destination

Our ferries on this route link Portsmouth, a vibrant waterfront city with excellent road and rail connections, and Fishbourne, incredibly convenient for destinations in East and Central Wight.

Portsmouth Gunwharf car ferry port

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

View Portsmouth Gunwharf car ferry port port

Fishbourne car ferry port

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

View Fishbourne car ferry port port

Tickets and prices

We offer a range of ticket types for vehicles and foot passengers.

Find out about ticket options and prices


Use our live timetable and find printable PDF downloads for all our routes.

View Portsmouth – Fishbourne timetables


What ferries sail on this route

Victoria of Wight

Victoria of Wight

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

The biggest ferry in our fleet – running on hybrid energy, bringing a new, greener era of travel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. 

View the Victoria of Wight

St Clare

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

Our second-largest ferry, St Clare is capable of two-tier boarding and comes with a wide range of facilities.

View the St Clare

St Faith

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

Our eldest member of the fleet, St Faith continues to serve the Portsmouth – Fishbourne route, providing a relaxing journey across the Solent.

View the St Faith


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.



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.

Vehicles parked at Ferry port


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