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Ryde Pier Head

Where is it?

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

Routes

  • Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head

    22 minutes

    Passenger only ferry

    View route

About

Ryde is a beautiful seaside town on the north-east coast of the Island. There are Island Line trains running directly to and from our Ryde Pier Head Port. Ryde Pier Head to Portsmouth Harbour is our quickest crossing to the mainland for foot passengers, with a journey time of 22 minutes. Our FastCats Wight Ryder I  and Wight Ryder II operate on this route.

Facilities at port

At our Ryde Pier Head port we have a variety of facilities to your disposal, including a Costa Coffee outlet, charging point for electric vehicles (7.2kwh), 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 Ryde Pier Head with our 360 degree virtual tour.

Public transport

South Western Railway’s 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.

Checking in

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

Checking in by foot

Timetable

Wightlink offers frequent, round-the-clock sailings.

View timetable

Nearby attractions

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

Parking

Car parking at the Port is available. Please note there is a toll charge of £1.30 per vehicle for cars, light vans and motorcycles – the machine can take contactless and conventional cards as well as cash. This toll is is payable at the entrance to Ryde Pier and the toll entitles you to up to 30 minute’s free parking. There is no charge for pedestrians or cyclists.

Season Ticket holders can take advantage of discounted parking rates.

A weight restriction of three tonnes and a height restriction of 2.25 metres applied 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.

  • 1.30

    Access to pier plus 30 minutes parking

  • 2.00

    Up to two hours

  • 8.00

    Up to 16 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 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 a return route

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Please select how you will be travelling

You must select a vehicle length

You must select a vehicle height

What size is my vehicle?

How many passengers are in this vehicle?

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

Registration number

E.g CU57ABC
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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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.

What is the length and height of the vehicle?

Does your vehicle have a trailer or caravan?

This information will be added to your booking