Book a Ryde Ferry

Ryde ferry port in Isle of Wight is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Portsmouth Harbour & Southsea available. With a selection of up to 59 Sailings Daily, the port of Ryde connects Isle of Wight with England.

Sailing durations range from 10 minutes on the Southsea service to 22 minutes on the Portsmouth Harbour service.

Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Ryde fare search.


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Ryde Ferry Services

  • Wightlink
    • 24 Sailings Daily 22 min
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  • Hovertravel
    • 35 Sailings Daily 10 min
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Ryde Guide

Ryde calls itself the gateway to the Isle of Wight, and it certainly provides the fastest communication to and from the mainland. A regular ferry service between Ryde and Portsmouth was set up in 1805, but as it was dependent on sail, the crossing time was erratic. This practice ceased in 1815, when the pier was opened, and in 1825 a regular steam packet service was inaugurated, bringing the crossing time down to about 35 minutes. Ryde is a seaside town and the second largest urban area situated on the north-east coast of the Isle of Wight. The town grew in size as a seaside resort following the joining of the villages of Upper and Lower Ryde in the 19th century. The influence of this era is still strongly visible in the town's central and sea facing architecture. Ryde has six miles of glorious sandy beaches and shallow coastal waters which are ideal for swimming. The tides goes out a long way, leaving firm sand ideal for beach games.

How To Get To Ryde Ferry Port

  • Ryde Ferry Port by Car

    From Newport follow the A3054 to Ryde.

  • Ryde Ferry Port by Train

    There are local Rail services running to and from Ryde and others parts of the Island.
    For more information and booking, please visit our Trains to Ryde or Isle of Wight Trains pages.

  • Ryde Ferry Port by Bus

    Southern Vectis run regular services around the island.

  • Ryde Ferry Port Parking

    Pay and display parking facilities are available within the ferry terminal.

  • Ryde Ferry Port Address

    Ryde Pier Head, The Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HF

  • Ryde Accommodation

    If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Ryde Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Ryde Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!