Visitors to the Island needn’t worry about getting here – despite the lack of a fixed link to the mainland, the Isle of Wight has a frequent and reliable ferry service. Check out the different routes available and prices for Wightlink below…


Wightlink runs up to 150 trips a day between the Island and the mainland – with services departing from Portsmouth and Lymington. Car ferries from Portsmouth travel to Fishbourne (with a travel time of approximately 45 minutes), whereas the faster foot passenger catamarans arrive in Ryde (22 minutes). Car ferries from Lymington travel to Yarmouth and take just 40 minutes.

Conditions aboard are more than comfortable across Wightlink’s fleet, with excellent on board facilities and plenty of room to unwind on your journey to and from the Isle of Wight.


There are a wide variety of discounts available on crossings, including:

  • Discounted fares for Blue Badge holders
  • Up to 40% off on motorhome and caravan fares
  • Family Day Trip tickets from £35.00
  • Discounted school fares
  • And more…

Also on offer are a variety of different season tickets, multilink passes and flexi-pricing options – so whether you commute to the mainland for work or are on holiday there’s sure to be an option that suits you.

Wightlink ferries are fuss-free, with pets and bicycles both allowed on board free of charge, with a special pet-friendly lounge area on the outside deck for passengers with a furry friend.


You can find out more about Wightlink’s timetables and prices on their website – be sure to also take a look at their FAQ section before travelling.


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