Ferries to Isle of Wight
5 Ferry crossings from 9 Ports
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Isle of Wight

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Ferries to the Isle of Wight

The largest of the islands surrounding England, the Isle of Wight boasts stunning scenery, whilst also being within very close distance of the mainland, only 4 miles away. With three different ferry routes to pick from, all taking under an hour, and with up to 64 ferries sailing a day to the Isle of Wight, book now with Direct Ferries to find the perfect ferry at the best price for you.

As there are over 64 ferries sailing per day to the Isle of Wight, across 3 different routes, it is impossible to provide a singular ferry timetable. This is especially true as ferry schedules can change at any given moment, due a number of factors such as what time of year they are sailing, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most up-to-date information regarding ferry sailings, and what the best ferry time is for you.

Ferry sail durations can be affected by a range of different reasons, such as what route you are travelling on, weather conditions at the time of sail, and other such factors. On average, ferries to the Isle of Wight take around 40 minutes, with the quickest ferry from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde only taking 20 minutes, and we will always try to give you the most relevant information before you sail.

How much a ferry will cost is highly dependent on a variety of different influences, such as what route you are travelling on, what time of year you are travelling, and how you are travelling, such as by car or on foot. Because of this, we therefore recommend checking out our useful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

Currently, only the ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne allows you to bring your car with you, but you are still able to board as a foot passenger on all 3 routes that travel to the Isle of Wight.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Isle of Wight?

Ferries to Isle of Wight:
  • Southampton
  • Portsmouth
  • Lymington
  • Portsmouth Harbour
  • Southsea

What is the fastest ferry to Isle of Wight?

The fastest ferry crossing to Isle of Wight is via the Southsea to Ryde ferry, in approximately 10m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Isle of Wight?

The cheapest ferry to Isle of Wight is $99 on average via the Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde route. Ferry prices for Isle of Wight can vary depending on what season you decide to travel. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Isle of Wight?

Isle of Wight Ferry Ports:
  • East Cowes
  • Fishbourne
  • Yarmouth
  • Ryde

Can you take pets on the ferry to Isle of Wight?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring pets onboard the ferries with certain ferry companies. However, please ensure that you have read all the operator guidelines on pets before travelling. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with the following operators

Isle of Wight Ferry Map and Routes

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