Is Hovertravel Open?
Covid-19 Update: Services are operating on time with a revised timetable for key workers and essential freight. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.
About This Attraction
Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent and is the world’s longest running and only commercial hovercraft operator in Europe. The passenger ferry service takes you directly to the shore at Southsea or Ryde in just 10 minutes. Easy onward travel connections are available with their Hoverbus to Portsmouth, bus and train connections at Ryde plus large car parks at both terminals.
Hovertravel provides a ‘Hoverbus’ service which connects with the Hovercraft at Southsea and conveniently takes passengers to and from Portsmouth Harbour, The Hard & Portsmouth & Southsea Train Stations. There are also large car parks at the terminal, coach parking nearby and National Express and Lucketts coach stops opposite the terminal.
Once on the Isle of Wight you will land in a prime seafront position, alongside Ryde’s splendid beaches and boutique shops, where travel links including the train link to Shanklin and buses to other parts of the Island, are next to the terminal. Hovertravel offers great value all-inclusive travel and attraction tickets to incorporate the Island’s buses and trains and entrance to many superb attractions from historical manors and steam trains to adventure and animal parks.
Open every day except Christmas Day