Wightlink Ferries, with its predecessors, has been connecting the mainland with the Isle of Wight by ferry for over 160 years!

Wightlink Ferries have taken the service from its early pioneering days of steam travel to its present position sailing between the mainland and the Isle of Wight up to 150 times a day with 3 routes.

A modern fleet of car ferries sail from Lymington to Yarmouth and Portsmouth to Fishbourne while high-speed foot passenger catamarans operated on the Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier crossing.

Wightlink are the main link between the Isle of Wight and the mainland and every year carry over 4.8 million passengers. They provide Island residents with an easy and frequent service to the mainland, as well as giving millions of holidaymakers from all across the UK and beyond a taste of Island life.

With directferries.co.uk you can find Wightlink timetables, fares and book Wightlink ferry tickets. Where applicable we’ll also compare Wightlink with alternative ferry companies.

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Wightlink customer reviews

  • "1st Class Company"

    Thank you, for excellent service on our return trip to Isle of Wight. Everything from reception staff, check in staff, hostess and staff on board, they were all courteous, pleasant and very helpful. Look forward to travelling with you again. Marion.

    'Marion' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "Positive feedback"

    I went to Isle of Wight with a friend with my car. With the ferry it was very easy to go there. Everything was great. The personal very punctual, polite and efficient.

    'Gaelle' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "Feedback"

    Good trip, efficient staff and hassle free! Thank you.

    'Keith' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "A Nice Pleasant Journey"

    A very enjoyable crossing - both ways - easy and straightforward embarkation and disembarkation and comfortable lounge. Excellent views of the coast and the island and good value for money food served on board. An entertaining experience.

    'Matthew' travelled with Wightlink

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