Ferries to Isle of Wight
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Ferry from Southsea to Ryde

There is usually 19 daily and 135 weekly sailings between Southsea and Ryde. This ferry route is operated by Hovertravel. Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Southsea Ryde ferries.

Ferry times from Southsea to Ryde

The earliest Southsea Ryde ferry sailings typically depart Southsea at around 06:30. The average sailing time is approximately 10m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 10m.

Ferry prices from Southsea to Ryde

Southsea Ryde ferry prices typically range between $51* and $175*. The average price is typically $108*. The cheapest Southsea Ryde ferry prices start from $24*. The average price for a foot passenger is $108*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times.

How far is Southsea to Ryde?

The distance between Southsea to Ryde is approximately 5.7 miles (9.1km) or 4.9 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Southsea Ryde ferry?

No ferry operators currently do not allow cars to travel onboard between Southsea and Ryde.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Southsea to Ryde?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Hovertravel between Southsea and Ryde.

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Southsea - Ryde Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Hovertravel
Average Price $108*
Average Daily Sailings 19
Average Weekly Sailings 135
Average Sailing Duration 10m
First Ferry 06:30
Last Ferry 20:30
Distance 4 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Southsea to Ryde?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Southsea to Ryde is approximately 10m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Southsea to Ryde?

The average price of a ferry from Southsea to Ryde is approximately $108. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Southsea to Ryde can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Southsea to Ryde?

There is 1 ferry operator for Southsea to Ryde and this is
  • Hovertravel

How can I book ferry tickets from Southsea to Ryde?

Ferries from Southsea to Ryde are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Southsea to Ryde?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Southsea to Ryde with
  • Hovertravel

Can you take your car on the ferry from Southsea to Ryde?

No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Southsea to Ryde?

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted onboard this ferry service so please look for alternative routes which accommodate pets.

How far is Ryde from Southsea?

Southsea to Ryde is approximately 4 nautical miles distance apart.

Southsea Guide

The town and port of Southsea is located on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. The town lies on the English Channel coast at the southern end of Portsea Island and is only just over 1 km from the much larger city of Portsmouth. Despite its large neighbour, Southsea has its own commercial centre with bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. The four forts, just off the coast, that were built in the 1860's as part of the areas defences against foreign invaders, are a popular tourist attraction for the town. The forts were actually part of a wider set of defences which included forts on the mainland around the city although they were never used.

The gravelly beach at Southsea is popular, especially at low tide when the sand is exposed. Southsea is also home to two piers: the South Parade Pier and the Clarence Pier. A scenic walk was created to celebrate the millennium which starts at Southsea seafront and end at Gunwharf Quay in Portsmouth. The route is marked on the pavement and is lined by distinctive blue lanterns.

There is a regular hovercraft service to Ryde on the Isle of Wight which runs from Southsea seafront. The crossing time is about 10 minutes.

Ryde Guide

Ryde is the largest town on the Isle of Wight and is often referred to as the "Gateway to the island" due to its prominent position along the shores of the island and its hovercraft and passenger ferry links to the English mainland. Visitors to the town enjoy its lovely sandy beaches which stretch the length of the town, its boutique shops, museums and galleries. As the island's largest town it comes as no surprise to learn that it is also the venue for some of the island's largest annual events. For example, every August bank holiday thousands of scooter enthusiasts descend upon the town for the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally, and just a few weeks later the town's esplanade can be seen draped in classic cars for the International Classic Car Show. Ryde is also home to one of the United Kingdom's oldest carnivals which usually takes place at the end of the summer and forms the end of the Isle of Wight carnival season which travels all over the island. Ryde’s collection of late night bars and clubs also tend to make it one of the most popular spots for nightlife.

Southsea to Ryde Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 5/27/2024 and 6/2/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Hovertravel 06:30 06:40 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Hovertravel 07:00 07:10 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Hovertravel 07:30 07:40 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Hovertravel 08:00 08:10 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hovertravel 08:30 08:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 09:30 09:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 10:30 10:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 11:30 11:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 12:30 12:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 13:00 13:10 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 13:30 13:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 14:30 14:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 15:30 15:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 16:00 16:10 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hovertravel 16:30 16:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 17:00 17:10 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hovertravel 17:30 17:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 18:00 18:10 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hovertravel 18:30 18:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 19:30 19:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 20:30 20:40 10 minutes Everyday
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