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Wightlink Ferries Overview

Wightlink Ferries is the major ferry operator running a round-the-clock service, every day of the year, between the English mainland and the Isle of Wight. With over 160 years of seafaring experience, Wightlink Ferries carry over 5.5 million passengers across the Solent every year on their three major routes.

Wightlink Ferries Routes Overview

Wightlink Ferries have three main ferry routes across the Solent, including:

Portsmouth (Gunwharf) to Fishbourne (45 minutes)

Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde (20 minutes)

Lymington to Yarmouth (30 minutes)




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Book your ferry online and a booking reference will be sent to you by email. When you arrive at the port of departure present the booking reference number together with a photo ID and you will be given your ferry tickets.


Wightlink Ferries Fleet and Onboard Facilities

Wightlink Ferries has fleet of 11 conventional car ferries and 3 fast cats which are capable of reaching speeds of up to 30 knots on an average.

Wightlink ferry service offers an onboard café-bar facility, a spacious lounge with panoramic windows and observation deck, Video and gaming machines, dog friendly areas and toilet facilities including disabled and baby changing facilities to make your short crossing as comfortable as possible.

The fast crafts do not have all the above services but are equipped with airline style seats and are aimed at foot passengers using the service for a daily commute to and from the Isle of Wight.

Wightlink continue to offer a valuable service across the Solent, and has announced that it will be adding two new ferries to its current services this year, with a third entering service in 2009.

Please note: A Ferry UK and First4Ferries, as a booking agent, endeavours, but cannot always guarantee to offer the full range of fares available for Wightlink Ferries services. Also please note that the terms and conditions for booking through this site may differ from Wightlink Ferries own conditions of carriage.

Portsmouth Cowes Yarmouth

Wightlink Ferries operate both conventional car ferries and high speed catamarans carrying only foot passengers with the crossing time of just 15 minutes across the Solent, thereby bringing the Isle of Wight even closer to the mainland England.

All of the Wightlink Ferries routes and services are well connected to the major road, rail and coach networks in the mainland England and in Isle of Wight making the onward travel much easier.



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