Isle of Wight ferry

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Save on your Isle of Wight vehicle ferry crossing

Sailings now available to book until 5 January 2025

When you book your vehicle onto a Wightlink ferry, the price you pay will depend on the day and time you’d like to travel, the available space left on your selected car ferry crossing and the size of the vehicle you want to bring along.

You don’t pay per passenger, so your price will stay the same with up to seven people in your vehicle.

Trailers or caravans can be booked, too, but it’s important to know the height and length of anything you bring along on the back of your vehicle – this includes bike racks, roof racks and top boxes.

See what it’s like to take your car on a Wightlink ferry.

Getting the best price

Though there are lots of different factors that affect the price of taking your vehicle across the Solent, there are still some steps you can take to bring down the cost of your ferry travel:

Book your ferry

Car ferry ticket types

You can choose from two ticket types when booking your car, small van or motorhome on one of our ferries – Standard or Economy.

Standard tickets are more flexible, with refunds available up until 24 hours before your sailing and free amendments online, over the phone and at our ports.

Economy tickets are non-refundable and if you’d like to make changes to your booking, you’ll be charged a £15 amendment fee online and a £25 fee when making changes over the phone or at our port.

Standard ⭐

Most flexible

  • Refundable

  • No online amendment fee

  • No phone amendment fee

  • No Customer Service Point amendment fee

You can refund your Standard ticket with just a £5 fee as long as you cancel more than 24 hours in advance of your outward sailing.

When amending, you’ll only have to pay the difference in the cost of your ticket.

Read the full Standard Ticket Product Rules.


Lowest price

  • Non-refundable

  • £15 online amendment fee

  • £25 phone amendment fee

  • £25 Customer Service Point amendment fee

You can’t cancel your sailing and claim a refund with an Economy ticket.

When amending, you’ll have to pay the difference in the cost of your ticket as well as any fees.

Read the full Economy Ticket Product Rules.

Vehicle ferry routes

We have two car ferry routes linking Hampshire with the Isle of Wight.

Our Lymington – Yarmouth route is the fastest and most scenic, linking the new Forest with West Wight. Journeys on this connection take just 40 minutes.

Portsmouth – Fishbourne is our most popular route and is great for visiting central and East Wight, where you’ll find many of the Island’s most popular holiday destinations.

Use the route map below to help plan your cross-Solent ferry journey.

Portsmouth – Fishbourne

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

Lymington – Yarmouth

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

Priority Boarding

If you’re in a hurry, got places to be or simply like beating the queues, add Wightlink Priority Boarding to your next booking.

For just £12.50 per crossing, grab one of the first vehicle spots on the ferry – meaning you’ll board and disembark earlier. Simply add it as an ‘Extra’ on Step 3 of our online checkout.

Book Priority boarding

Checking in

You’ll need to turn up at your chosen port ready to check in between 30 minutes and one hour before your scheduled departure time.

If you’re running up to two hours late, we’ll still try our best to accommodate you on the next available crossing. If you know you’ll be running late in advance, then you can amend your ticket online.

Have accessible travel needs? Your check-in experience may be different – get in touch with us at least 48 hours before your sailing so we can help.

NHS appointment discounts

If you need to travel from the Isle of Wight to the mainland for an NHS-funded hospital appointment, you can get 50% off your ferry crossing with Wightlink.

You will pay a maximum of £35 per single crossing in a vehicle making sure you pay a low price, even at peak times of travel.

Discounted travel for NHS appointments
Motorcycle scooters leaving Fishbourne

Motorcycle tickets

Take your motorbike across the Solent on either of our two vehicle ferry routes. Motorcycle ticket prices vary across the year and include up to two people – the rider and a pillion passenger.

See motorcycle tickets and prices
Wheelchair user purchasing a Blue Badge discount ferry ticket

Blue Badge discounts

If you’re a Blue Badge holder or have an ENCTS or Disabled Persons Railcard, you can get up to 20% off vehicle crossings and 25% off foot passenger travel.

Blue Badge discounts