Portsmouth to Isle of Wight Ferries

Listed below are the Portsmouth to Isle of Wight ferries and hovercraft services, these operate between Portsmouth, Ryde and Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight.

There is a variety of ferry services operating between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, offering car ferry, passenger catamaran and hovercraft crossings. The fastest crossing to the Isle of Wight is by Hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde, the crossing only takes 10 minutes, this service is passenger only.

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Portsmouth to Fishbourne car ferry

Portsmouth to Fishbourne, Isle of Wight, Car Ferry

The car ferry is operated by Wight Link and operates from the ferry terminal at Gunwharf Road, close to Gunwharf Quays, to Fishbourne on the IOW.

The crossing takes around 45 minutes, the ferry carries vehicles, foot passengers and cyclists. The ferry pictured is the Victoria of Wight which operates using a hybrid energy system, using battery stored electricity as required, similar to a hybrid energy car. This allows for a 17% reduction in the fuel used.

Address: Car Ferry Terminal, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA.
Telephone: 08713 761000
Website: Wightlink Ferries.

Portsmouth to Ryde catamaran

Isle of Wight Ferry

The passenger catamaran operated by Wightlink, runs from the railway jetty at The Hard Interchange, Portsmouth, to Ryde Pier, Isle of Wight. Cycles are also carried on this route.

The crossing takes approximately 22 minutes. This crossing provides good connections to rail, coach and bus connections both in Ryde and Portsmouth.

Address: Portsmouth Harbour Station, The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3PS.
Telephone: 08713 761000
Website: Wightlink Ferries.

Portsmouth to Ryde hovercraft

Isle of Wight Hovercraft, Hovertravel

The hovercraft service operating from Portsmouth (Southsea Seafront) to Ryde offers the fastest Solent crossing time, making the journey in approximately 10 minutes. Hovertravel also operates a connecting bus service, Hoverbus, running between the Southsea Hovercraft Terminal and Gunwharf Quays. Cycles can be carried on this service.

The journey takes under ten minutes and runs every half an hour between 06:15 and 21:00, and also a 22:00 late crossing during summer months.
Address: Hovertravel Limited (Southsea), Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3AD.
Telephone: 02392 811000
Website: Hovertravel.

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