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Ferries to Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight ferry provides the perfect route to England’s largest and second most populous island. The home to famous music festivals and beautiful scenery and coastline, the isle has been a favoured holiday destination since Victorian times. Situated in the English Channel and separated by the Solent, it lies just four miles from the Hampshire coast.

How long is ferry to Isle of Wight?

The IOW ferry is a short trip with some of the journeys to and from the mainland taking as little as 10 minutes to complete. You’ll find a ferry crossing to Isle of Wight all year round. Ferries to the Isle of Wight represent some of the quickest and most regular connections in Britain, with up to 30 sailings every day to a few ports on the north coast, from Portsmouth and Lymington. Not only that, the Southsea/Ryde crossing is operated by the world’s longest running commercial hovercraft company, offering an unforgettable experience.

How much is ferry to Isle of Wight?

Isle of Wight ferry prices vary but you can find the best deals and times on our website. It’s not just a walk on passenger route as car ferry travel available. Make sure you use our handy search tool to see what Isle of Wight ferry deals are on offer. Sign up for our email newsletter and follow our social media accounts for more exclusive deals.

What to do on the island?

The Isle of Wight has plenty on offer for those who love the great outdoors. Cowes is famed for its yachting centre, while an extensive network of cycling and walking routes meander through the lush landscape, offering sumptuous coastal views atop quintessentially British white cliffs.

A mild climate and 25 miles’ worth of golden beaches make it an undeniably appealing summer hotspot. Dubbed ‘the UK’s holiday island’ and the ‘Dinosaur Capital of Britain’, the Isle of Wight is popular for many types of excursions, all year round. Its prehistoric-themed nickname derives from its high density of dinosaur fossils. Over 25 different species have been discovered to once roam the island, making it one of the richest areas for fossils in Europe.

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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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