Freight

Freight travel with Wightlink

We’re experts at transporting freight across the Solent, with two conveniently located vehicle ferry routes between the mainland and the Isle of Wight.

Whatever it is you need to transport, our dedicated and managed service will make sure your business needs are met.

  • Excellent motorway links to and from our spacious Portsmouth and Lymington ports.

  • Sailings running throughout the night on our Portsmouth – Fishbourne route, with journeys from 40 minutes.

  • We can carry any type of freight vehicle, from commercial vans to double-deck articulated lorries and our spacious ports and ferries come with excellent facilities.

  • Both cash and credit accounts are available. Credit accounts are subject to approval.

  • We’re striving for a greener future, with England’s only hybrid energy ferry and a host of environmentally-friendly initiatives.

Download our Business Hub brochure to find out more about all the services we offer (pdf - 1.44 MB)

Our freight routes

Portsmouth – Fishbourne

Due to coronavirus there are changes to this route/service
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Vehicle and passenger ferry

Lymington – Yarmouth

Due to coronavirus there are changes to this route/service
minutes
Vehicle and passenger ferry
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Contact the Sales Team

Sales team operating hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 13:00
Sunday: 9:00 – 12:00

Things you should know
  • You can amend and cancel your bookings online

  • We have dedicated Dangerous Goods sailings. Check our Dangerous Goods (ADR) page for more information.

Freight vehicle size guide

TypeHeightLengthDescription
Low vansUp to 2.24 metres 5.01 to 7 metresVans, pickups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads and haven’t been constructed or adapted to carry extra passengers.
High vans 2.24 to 4.2 metres5.01 to 7 metresTaller vans, pickups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads and haven’t been constructed or adapted to carry extra passengers.
Rigid Up to 4.2 metres7.01 to 12 metresSingle chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
Arctic Up to 4.2 metres12 to 19 metresTractor trailer freight vehicles up to 44 tonne gross weight, with a split chassis or separate unit.

Double-deck lorries

Both our St Faith and Victoria of Wight ferries are capable of taking double-deck articulated lorries across the Solent on our Portsmouth – Fishbourne route.

Our ferries

Our fleet of six vehicle ferries can each carry freight and come with excellent onboard facilities. Find out all about them.

See our ferries
Tanker leaves ferry at Fishbourne

Dangerous Goods (ADR)

We can carry a large variety of different substances, but some are restricted by regulations and must be declared at least 24 hours in advance of your sailing. Find out what you can bring.

Restrictions on dangerous goods

Abnormal loads

Need to get something abnormally large across the Solent? See how we can help you.

Tell us about your abnormal load