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Find out whether our vehicle ferries and FastCats are running on time and check the live status of the Wightlink service using our ferry locations map.

We update our service status regularly throughout the day, bringing you news of any delays and cancellations.

Please check in for your sailing between one hour and half an hour before your scheduled departure time.

If your sailing is delayed, please check in half an hour before your scheduled crossing time as you would normally – we’ll be working hard to make up the time. 

If the sailing you’ve booked on is cancelled, we’ll be in touch with you directly to let you know what you can do. 

Restricted foot passenger sailings

Due to a change in freight regulations, we have had to restrict the number of customers who are able to travel on some services. All foot passengers must book in advance on these sailings. Read our travel updates below for more information.

Railway strikes

All Wightlink’s ferry and FastCat routes will be running normally this week although strikes by the RMT Union will affect many train services across the South Western Railway network.

The train strikes will take place on Tuesday, 21 June, Thursday, 23 June and Saturday, 25 June.

Island Line trains will still be operating but there will be a revised timetable elsewhere with far fewer trains than normal. No trains will run between Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier.

There will be a Sunday service on the SWR network on Wednesday 22 June and Friday 24 June.

For more information on the train strikes, see:

Today's next sailings for All routes

To Isle of Wight

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From Isle of Wight

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All Timetable changes: Portsmouth Harbour - Ryde Pier Head

Timetable changes: Lymington - Yarmouth

Timetable changes: Portsmouth - Fishbourne

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Live ferry locations

Follow each of our ferries on all routes using our live maps below. Clicking on the coloured marker will show the ferry's name and current speed.

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Portsmouth – Fishbourne

45 minutes
Vehicle and passenger ferry

Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde

22 minutes
Passenger only ferry

Lymington – Yarmouth

40 minutes
Vehicle and passenger ferry