About This Attraction

With Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, it has never been easier to escape to the Isle of Wight. There’s the convenience of three routes to choose from to get there – Portsmouth to Fishbourne, Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head and Lymington to Yarmouth. Along with more routes, Wightlink has more ferries, travelling more often too, so you could be relaxing on the Island of pure happiness in as little as 22 minutes by catamaran or around 40 minutes on the car ferry.

Imagine being able to stroll along miles of stunning, sandy beaches, explore idyllic scenery, try incredible eateries and experience fun-filled activities… all on your doorstep.

That’s exactly what you’ll find on the beautiful Isle of Wight. There’s so much to do… or if you’d rather… so much space to just relax and, well, not do very much at all!

Each part of the island has its very own character just waiting to be discovered and whether you take your own car or use the public transport system, it’s so easy to get around.

There’s glorious Osborne, beloved by Queen Victoria (and it’s easy to see why), Isle of Wight Steam Railway, a choice of unique zoos, the world famous Needles Rocks and Trinity Lighthouse in an area of outstanding natural beauty or you can take your own little monkeys to Monkey Haven, the Islands very own primate rescue centre. And that’s just the beginning… add uncrowded beaches, over 500 miles of footpaths and trails, a donkey sanctuary, castles and fortresses… not to mention the chance to meet a few of the Islands older residents at Dinosaur Isle!

So whether you’re looking for a short break getaway or a hassle-free choice for your next holiday, Wightlink makes it easy with great on board facilities, spacious lounges and sundecks… now that’s enough to put a smile on your face before you even arrive!

Sailings from 5am to midnight (please check website for timings)

please check website for prices

Why should I visit?

    • Wightlink has more routes and more ferries that sail more often to and from the Island than any other cross Solent operator
    • Wightlink carries 4.6 million passengers per year – one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators.
    • Crossings take approximately 22 minutes by catamaran and from 40 minutes by car ferry.
    • They operate three convenient routes and just under 46,000 crossings a year.
    • Wightlink has invested more than £70million in new ships and port facilities over the last six years.


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
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Voucher / Offer


Wightlink Ferries

Valid from 5th Jan 2022 until 31st Dec 2022

10% off day return travel to and from the Isle of Wight

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Where to find us


Gunwharf Road


0333 999 7333


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By car

The ferry links Portsmouth, a vibrant port with excellent road connections to all parts of the UK, and Fishbourne, very convenient for destinations in East and Central Wight. There is car parking is available opposite Wightlink’s Car Ferry Terminal in Gunwharf Road, which is about a 10 minute walk away from the Catamaran Terminal (if you are continuing on foot).

If travelling from our Lymington Ferry Terminal, the address is:

Undershore Road
SO41 5SB

There is Pay & Display car parking available at the Terminal and please note that the nearby overflow car park may be used at busy times.

By train

Wightlink’s Portsmouth Harbour Catamaran Terminal is adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour railway station.

Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station, The Hard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3PS

A regular train service operates from Brockenhurst direct to Lymington Pier station, adjacent to the Terminal. Brockenhurst is on the South West Trains London main line.

By bus

Wightlink’s Portsmouth Harbour Catamaran Terminal is adjacent to the national and local bus interchange for fast, easy connections UK-wide.