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IOW Ferries

Part of the adventure of coming to the Isle of Wight is sense of ‘going abroad’ when boarding one of the ferries required to reach our little Island.

Choosing which route is best for you and understanding how easy it is to travel is all laid out below in our handy guide to ferry travel to the Isle of Wight.

Isle of Wight Ferries


Wightlink operate ferries from Lymington and Portsmouth, including a foot passenger ferry from Portsmouth Harbour Train Station.

Portsmouth Car Ferry – This is the busiest and most popular route to the Island, with crossings every half hour during the summer months.

Foot Passenger: Ferry Speed
22 Minutes
Car: Ferry Speed
45 Minutes
Founded In

Red Funnel

Red Funnel operate a car ferry and foot passenger ferry, both from Southampton, a short hop from the City Centre and shops. The car takes 1 hour, but the new larger ferries have a large café area, Bar, coffee Bar and a 2nd upper deck with 2 additional large cafes, one of which is the pet friendly café. WiFi is also available onboard. These ferries run hourly.

Foot Passenger: Ferry Speed
23 Minutes
Car: Ferry Speed
55-60 Minutes
Founded In
10 September 1861


Hovertravel operate a foot passenger hovercraft ferry from Southsea to Ryde, which is the quickest route to the Island, at approx. 10 minutes.

Number of crossings per day
Foot Passenger: Ferry Speed
10 Minutes
Founded In

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We are always delighted to help our customers get to the Isle of Wight, in conjunction with their holiday booking, at a discounted rate.

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