Foot passenger tickets

Foot passenger ticket prices

Sailings now available to book until 2 January 2022

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 from as little as 22 minutes.

All of our foot passenger tickets, except for Family tickets, can be purchased online. Family tickets can only be purchased from a Wightlink Ticket Office.

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

Bring your bike for free when travelling as a foot passenger.

Ticket types


One sailing to or from the Isle of Wight. From £13.60 for adults.

Day return

Outward sailing and a return sailing by 04:30 the next morning. From £17.60 for adults.


Outward sailing and a return sailing within 364 nights. From £25.20 for adults.

Evening flyer

Outward sailing after 16:00 but before 23:59 and a return sailing before 04:30am the next morning. From £14.40 for adults.

Foot passenger ticket prices

Available routes by foot

Portsmouth – Fishbourne

45 minutes
Vehicle and passenger ferry

Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde

22 minutes
Passenger only ferry

Lymington – Yarmouth

40 minutes
Vehicle and passenger ferry

Checking in

  • As a foot passenger, you'll need to check in no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled sailing.

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

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.

Foot passenger with bicycle boards FastCat ferry

Getting to the Isle of Wight by train

If you’re coming down to the Island by train from anywhere in the country, head for Portsmouth Harbour or Lymington Pier railway stations. Both stations are right next to our ferry ports, so we can get you across to the Isle of Wight in no time.

Find out more about getting to and around the Island by train.

Getting around the Isle of Wight on foot

There are plenty of onward transport options once you’re on the Island, with a comprehensive bus service run by Southern Vectis and the Island Line train service, which links Ryde Pier to Shanklin, via Brading, Sandown and Lake. There’s also the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, a gloriously retro way to explore the Island.

We offer combination tickets – bundling together ferry and train, ferry and bus or ferry and steam railway tickets – which offer great value for money.

Find out more about our combination tickets.

Price Estimate

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If you live on the Isle of Wight, you could save money on your foot passenger ferry travel by becoming a MyLink member.

Not only that, you’ll get drinks discounts and access to exclusive seasonal offers.

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Foot passenger product rules

See our rules of travel below, where we outline our criteria around booking fees, cancellations and our check-in rules.

Commuter boarding a Wightlink FastCat

Frequent traveller tickets

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

View our frequent traveller passes
Parked vehicles at Wightlink port


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

See parking information

Group tickets

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

Group ticket savings