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Ferry Routes

England to Isle of Wight

Lymington to Yarmouth

Wightlink 15 Sailings Daily 40 mins

Portsmouth to Fishbourne

Wightlink 30 Sailings Daily 45 mins

Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde

Wightlink 24 Sailings Daily 22 mins

Southsea to Ryde

Hovertravel 36 Sailings Daily 10 mins

Visiting the Isle of Wight

Ferry Routes from UK to Isle of Wight from £17* O/W or £21* Return

Isle of Wight Festival Ferry Sailings 2023

The Isle of Wight Festival in 2023 will take place from 15th - 18th June. The nearest ferry port to the event at Seaclose Park is Fishbourne which is 4.6 miles away and will take approximately 15 minutes by car. For those energetic travellers, you could walk it in around 1hr 30mins! If you chose Ryde Ferry port, this is 6.7 miles away and would take approximately 22 minutes by car. Yarmouth ferry terminal is 10.5 miles away and would take approximately 22 minutes by car. Although these times are all approximate, please bear in mind that these times could increase dramatically due to increased traffic for the festival.

Prices for the Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferry for the dates of the event start at £21.00 return for foot passengers per person and £94.50 return total for 5 passengers & a standard car! (This method only works out at £18.90 per person return including a car) Prices can differ depending on sailing times and are subject to availability.

Why take a ferry to the Isle of Wight?

Booking your ferry to or from the Isle of Wight couldn’t be easier with Compare Ferries. Find yourself the best deals on crossings to the Isle of Wight and see everything it has to offer. Located just off the South Coast of England, it is famed for its luxurious seafront and beaches.

The Isle of Wight offers an escape from the hectic nature of everyday life with its stunning landscapes and opportunity to lose yourself amongst 384 square kilometres of coastal bliss.

During peak times the most popular ferry route to the Isle departs from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier.  Over 50 crossings arriving from Portsmouth harbour & other UK ports on a daily basis. There are also frequent crossings from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth. You can take the journey across the English Channel on a passenger ferry as a foot passengers or use the car ferry facilities.

Compare Ferries allows you to find the best deals on ferry travel to the Isle of Wight. View Wightlink’s timetables for the year ahead by clicking here. Use our ferry search now to make your Isle of Wight ferry booking at the lowest possible prices.

Highlights of the Isle of Wight

Whether you dock in Ryde, Fishbourne or Yarmouth the Isle of Wight gives you the chance to explore its natural beauty. As the islands largest town Ryde remains popular with tourists. Known as the “gateway to the island” it combines its stunning landscapes and beaches with various activities for you to enjoy. These include museums, art galleries and boutique shopping facilities as well as family-friendly entertainment including fun fairs, ice rinks and amusements.


The Isle of Wight is oozing with history to explore on your trip. Built-in 1859 Needles Lighthouse has guided ships through the chalky cliff faces and up the Solent for two centuries and is a sight to behold.


Other highlights include Osborne House, designed in the style of the Italian renaissance Osborne House was built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer retreat; tourists can now visit this historic landmark. Perhaps best known for being the site where Charles I was imprisoned by Oliver Cromwel,l the Medieval Carisbrooke castle is a must visit and often plays host to renowned events for you to enjoy.

For more family-friendly activities the Isle of Wight can offer Amazon World Zoo Park, a venue which hosts over 200 species and this is not the only Zoo on the island! Make sure you also check out the Isle of Wight Zoo!

The Isle of Wight is infamous amongst music fans for the Isle of Wight Festival. This historic annual event has played host to legendary acts such as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and more. Each year festival goers board the Wightlink ferry as part of their travel to the site.

The Culture, Food and Drink

Unsurprisingly given its seaside location, the Isle of Wight is known for its seafood, in particular, its crab. If seafood isn’t your thing there is much more local cuisine to explore. Combining locally sourced cheddar and a twice baked soufflé, gallybagger cheese soufflé holds a special place in the Isle of Wight’s culinary heritage.

For those with a sweet tooth, be sure to taste a honeycomb doughnut, made from Isle of Wight produced honey it is a true staple of the local diet.

Despite the size of the island, it has a great selection of local breweries. However the Isle of Wight is most famous for its whisky, Isle of Wight whisky is distilled on the island and exported all over the world. The island is also well regarded for its cream tea which is hugely popular with local residents.

To secure the best deal on your ferry to the Isle of Wight book with Compare Ferries today.

*=£17/£21 Fares based on foot passengers travelling Portsmouth to Fishbourne on selected dates Between Nov-2022 to Dec 2023.

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