Isle of Wight ferry

foot passenger tickets

Foot passenger ticket prices

Sailings now available to book until 5 January 2025

Travelling across the Solent on foot or by bicycle? Use any of our three well-connected routes, getting you to and from the Isle of Wight in as little as 22 minutes.

Foot passenger tickets, with the exception of Family tickets, can be purchased in advance online or through the Wightlink App. You can also purchase foot passenger tickets while at our ports with your debit or credit card using one of our self service ticket machines or Customer Service Points.

We recommend booking online to guarantee a spot on your chosen sailing.

Find out what it’s like to travel with us on foot.

Tips for foot passenger travel

  • Book in advance online or through the Wightlink App - it'll save you time when you turn up at our port

  • Are you set to arrive early or late for your sailing? Don’t worry - when you book a foot passenger ticket, you’ll be able to use this on another crossing if it’s on the same route and same day, subject to availability.

  • You can bring your bike for free when travelling as a foot passenger

  • If you plan to travel regularly, you might benefit from one of our frequent travel passes

  • E-Scooters and other small electric vehicles such as hoverboards will not be allowed on board or in our ports

Secure your spot on board

Ticket types


One sailing to or from the Isle of Wight. From £17.40 for adults.

Day return

Outward sailing and a return sailing by 04:30 the next morning. From £20.00 for adults.


Outward sailing and a return sailing within 364 nights. From £29.20 for adults.

Afternoon Flyer

Outward sailing after 12:00 but before 23:59 and a return sailing before 04:30 the next morning. From £16.60 for adults.

Foot passenger ticket prices

Children travelling alone

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied children may be asked for proof of age at check in and if this can’t be provided, we may refuse travel until an adult is able to accompany them.

Available routes by foot

Portsmouth – Fishbourne

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

Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde

Due to coronavirus there are changes to this route/service
Passenger only ferry

Lymington – Yarmouth

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

Checking in

  • As a foot passenger, you'll need to check in at least 15 minutes before your scheduled sailing.

  • If you have an accessible travel booking, you must check in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled sailing, but no earlier than an hour before.

  • We will try to accommodate late arrivals (those up to 2 hours late), provided there is space to do so, on the next available crossing. If you arrive more than two hours after your scheduled sailing time, a new ticket will need to be purchased.

Accessible travel

If you have a disability, reduced mobility, a medical condition or just need some extra assistance, get in touch with us at least 24 hours before you sailing and we should be able to help. You could also save money on your sailing with our Blue Badge discount.

Find out more about accessible travel options and our Blue Badge discount.

Foot passenger with bicycle boards FastCat ferry

Taking your bicycle

You can bring your bike along for free when you travel by foot on one of our ferries. Our FastCats, which run on the Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head route, come equipped with bicycle racks to keep your bike safe throughout your crossing.

If you’re travelling to the Island, there are over 200 miles’ worth of stunning cycle routes for you to enjoy – check out Wightlink Explorer to find your new favourite.

Product Rules

Booking feeFree
Amendment feeFree
Cancellation fee£5
Commuter boarding a Wightlink FastCat

Regular traveller tickets

If you travel to and from the Isle of Wight often, our Season Ticket or Multilink Pass might be for you.

See frequent travel options


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

See parking options

Group prices

More than 10 making a trip? You can save on your crossing with our discounted group prices.

Save money with group tickets