Portsmouth Harbour

Where is it?

Portsmouth Harbour Catamaran Terminal, Portsmouth, PO1 3PS

Routes

  • Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head

    22 minutes

    Passenger only ferry

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About

Located within Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station and a moment’s walk from the nearby bus interchange, this is our quickest crossing for foot passengers with a journey time of 22 minutes. Our FastCat catamarans Wight Ryder I and Wight Ryder II operate on this route.

Facilities at port

At our Portsmouth Harbour port we have a variety of facilities to your disposal, including a Costa Coffee outlet, toilet and baby changing facilities and bicycle racks.

  • Costa Coffee

    Enjoy a range of Costa Coffee hot and cold food and drinks while you wait for your ferry.

  • Ticket Office

    Our helpful staff at the Ticket Office will help you book and amend your ticket. We also have self-service ticket machines available.

Virtual tour

Take a look inside Portsmouth Harbour with our 360 degree virtual tour.

Public transport

Portsmouth Harbour Passenger Ferry Port is easily accessible. It’s just a minute’s walk from Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station and the nearby bus interchange at The Hard, which is served by both local buses and national coaches.

Checking in

Foot passengers need to check-in 15 minutes before departure.

Checking in by foot

Timetable

Wightlink offers frequent, round-the-clock sailings.

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Nearby attractions

Our handy Wightlink Explorer section will show everything that is going on in the area.

Parking

Car parking is available opposite Wightlink’s Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal in Gunwharf Road, which is about a 10 minute walk away from the FastCat Port.

You can pay for your parking of up to three days using the RingGo app on your phone or you can use the designated ticket machines to pay with either card or cash. You can extend your session through your phone if you plan on staying a little longer.

Only customers purchasing parking for more than 24 hours will be able to do so at our Ticket Offices.

Season Ticket holders can take advantage of discounted parking rates.

  • 3.50

    Up to three hours

  • 7.00

    Up to five hours

  • 8.50

    Up to eight hours

  • 10.00

    Up to 24 hours

  • 10.00

    Over 24 hours (part thereof)

  • 5.80

    Evening (16:00 - 05:00)

What to expect at the port

Upon arrival, a seating area is available where you can wait until the FastCat is ready for boarding. Feel free to use our port facilities but try to be ready to board at least 15 minutes before your booked sailing time.

When the ferry is ready to board, please present your ticket (this can be a printed ticket or you can show the ticket on your Wightlink app) to the team for inspection and then proceed down the walkway to board the FastCat.

You can find more information on our checking in page.

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Please select how you will be travelling

You must select a vehicle length

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What size is my vehicle?

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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

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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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