The Wightlink Portsmouth Fishbourne ferry crossing between England and Isle of Wight is the only service operating on this route. With crossing durations from 45 minutes, the route is scheduled to run around 29 times per day.
The regularity and duration of crossing varies from time to time so it is advisable to get a live quote for current availability.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Portsmouth Fishbourne route is a car and 2 passengers.
Enjoyed the journeys. Lots of space to sit and easy to get coffee etc. Staff helpful. We had to change the date we travelled back at the last minute, and they were all very polite and helpful.
'Lynda' travelled Portsmouth Fishbourne with WightlinkRead More Read Less
Awesome timing..no problems. I missed the ferry going over and they sorted me out for the next available slot with no extra charge
'Shelly' travelled Portsmouth Fishbourne with WightlinkRead More Read Less
"Very helpful staff"
We missed our ferry slot, due to heavy traffic. The staff at the Portsmouth terminal were very helpful and considerate. We were put on the next ferry and continued our lovely holiday on the Isle of Wight. Thanks to all.
'Christina' travelled Portsmouth Fishbourne with WightlinkRead More Read Less
"Quick and comfortable ferry crossin"
Boarding with the car was easy, plenty of room between cars so no danger of dints from inconsiderate drivers/passengers. We were 40mins early and were still able to join the first available ferry. Onboard they sell Costa Coffee as well as the usual light food fare, sandwiches/pasties, cakes etc. so you can top up before staring the next stage of your journey. All in all a pleasant way to get over to the IoW and back.
'Geoff' travelled Portsmouth Fishbourne with WightlinkRead More Read Less
The English city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire. It is the UK's only island city and is situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea. It is home to the oldest dry dock in the world still in use and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. The city is also home to the Royal Marine Commandoes and to a naval base.
The city's port is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations. To the south of the Naval Base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal. The Continental Ferry Terminal is served by ferry services to Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey, St Peter Port in Guernsey and to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
The small port and village of Fishbourne is located on the Isle of Wight and lies on the east bank of the Wootton Creek, between the village of Wootton and Ryde. The village derives its name from "stream of fish" or "fish spring". Vectis is the ancient Roman name for the Isle of Wight, which is a county and the largest island in England that sits in the English Channel around 7 km off the coast of Hampshire, on the English mainland. The narrow stretch of water separating the Isle of Wight from the mainland is called The Solent. The island has been an popular tourist destination since Victorian times.
Passengers arriving at Fishbourne's harbour with a car must do so at least 30 minutes prior to departure, but no more than 1 hour before. Foot passengers must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. The port has a terminal to accommodate the ferry, operated by Wightlink, to Portsmouth located across the Solent on the UK mainland.