There are numerous ferry crossings operating from Isle of Wight to England. Ferries currently connect 4 ports in Isle of Wight with 5 ports in England.
There are a combined number of 99 ferry crossings each day across a selection of 5 Ferry Routes which are operated by 3 ferry companies including Red Funnel, Wightlink & Hovertravel with the shortest crossing taking around 10 minutes (Ryde to Southsea).
This is a general summary of the services on offer between Isle of Wight and England, for live information select from our Fare Search.
The almost diamond shaped Isle of Wight is located off the south coast of England and covers an area of about 150 square miles.
The Isle of Wight is a great holiday destination, whatever the season and features everything from historic sites to natural delights, perfect if you’re looking for an adventure trip or just a quiet relaxing break away from normal life.
The Isle of Wight is extremely well connected to mainland Britain with numerous vehicle and passenger ferry crossings available. There are literally hundreds of sailings, year round, arriving and departing from many of the famous island spots such as Cowes on the central north coast and Ryde on the north east coast.
The ferries are operated by a range of companies, creating competition which helps the price stay relatively low. As the Isle of Wight isn't far from the mainland, all crossings take under an hour too.
England is the largest and most populous of the four 'home nations' that make up the United Kingdom.
Geographically England is defined as the region in the central and southern parts of the United Kingdom with Scotland to the North, Wales to the West and North Ireland to the West across the Irish Sea.
England can be divided into Northern England, the Midlands and Southern England with London in the South as the capital and centre of finance and culture.
Ferry travel is a very popular and well developed mode of reaching England, especially with visitors from Ireland and Northern Europe. It is an island after all.
With a choice of numerous ferry ports on offer connecting the likes of Ireland across the Irish Sea, France across the channel and Holland across the North Sea, it is no surprise that crossings to England and its numerous world class ports are managed by some of the largest, luxurious and most well-known ferry companies in operation.