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Ferries to Isle of Wight

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.

Isle of Wight Ferry Timetable

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.

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

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 does the Isle of Wight Ferry cost?

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.

Car Ferries to the Isle of Wight

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.

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Isle Of Wight reviews

  • "Smooth Service"

    Very good service. On our trip over to the IOW we arrived very early but was allowed to board an earlier ferry. We couldn't in the return journey probably because it was a Friday. Our return ferry from IOW was a bit late leaving but very efficient loading and unloading all the cars. We didn't use the catering but queues didn't seem ti last long at the Costa

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  • "Very satisfied customer "

    Firstly I arrived late at Portsmouth, worried what to do next as we missed the ferry. We arrived as the ferry was departing (didn't know what to do) I was greeted by a friendly gentleman who just said you obviously missed the ferry but we will put you on the next one (great !!!) Everyone knew what they were doing.... great experience.. will definitely be returning

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  • "Staff"

    Both ways staff were helpful and obliging, which being disabled was very much appreciated when positioning the car.

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  • "I o W and back"

    The bad news first. We were booked on the 1.00 ferry from Lymington. We got the a little early, to be told that no such crossing existed. No damage done as the terminal folks got us on the 12.00 crossing. Now the good news. The terminal staff at both Lymington and Yarmouth were excellent, polite and very friendly as were the crew going both ways. In short, apart from that minor hiccup, it was both a pleasant start and finish to our break

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