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Ferries to Isle of Wight

Where can you get the ferry to the Isle of Wight?

Fortunately, we now have three different ferries running between the coast of England and the Isle of Wight, with two different services running from Portsmouth Harbour to the Isle of Wight, and the third service running from Lymington.

How long does the Ferry to the Isle of Wight take?

As these ferries run from different ports and arrive at different ports, sailing times can vary, from roughly 22 minutes, to 45 minutes. To find the best and quickest route for your needs, check now with our route finder to make sure your journey runs as smoothly as possible.

Can I take my car on the Ferry to the Isle of Wight?

Not only are there both car and foot passenger services available, you can take a high speed service from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier, which cuts your journey time in half.

When can I take the Ferry to the Isle of Wight?

As there are over 65 ferries available daily, running from two different locations, and with varying travel times, there is a wide variety of options for you to choose from when booking your ferry to the Isle of Wight, so book now with Direct Ferries to ensure you find the best route possible.

How much does the Ferry to the Isle of Wight cost?

Due to the fact that ferries to the Isle of Wight run from different ports with varying run times, there is no specific price, especially as the prices will increase at peak times. Use our useful fare finder tool to not only find the best ferry route for you, but also the best prices for your journey.

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Isle Of Wight reviews

  • "Great trip despite the weather "

    Despite the stormy weather our ferry was on time and all the staff were really helpful and friendly. Only downside was the Wightlink website going down just when we needed to find out the impact of the storm on our journey.

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  • "Day Trip to IOW"

    Staying in Bucklers Hard, the obvious ferry to choose for an Isle of Wight day trip was the Lymington/Yarmouth ferry. The 10am/5pm timing was perfect for a day exploring the island, taking in a tour of Osborne house. Both crossings were excellent - comfortable with a good bar service and reasonable pricing.

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  • "Excellent efficient service"

    We recently used the Portsmouth to fishbourne service. Great ferry, very efficient and well organised and great food and drink offer for a short crossing.

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  • "Good services"

    Good services and ferry is lastest update Crew are only problem with understanding with deaf people.

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