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

  • "Punctual and pleasant"

    We travelled as foot passengers and thoroughly enjoyed a very pleasant crossing. The ferry was punctual and the friendly, cheerful attitude of crew members created a bright atmosphere from the start. A good trip.

    'Mike' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "Fast, Efficient, Clean and Friendly"

    Although this route is a bit more pricey than others the ease of location, the efficient loading of vehicles and the cleanliness off the ferry itself made for a pleasant journey. The helpfulness of the staff on shore and on board was also great. As an added bonus, the beautiful views from the sun lounge and upper decks (it was a lovely sunny day!) were a bonus! Obviously lots of steps, but easy to find your way around, and there is a passenger lift from car parking to sun lounge for those with young children or mobility problems and dogs welcome too.

    'Heather' travelled with Wightlink

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    'Michael' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "july crossing"

    Our trip was excellent both ways on time and the ships staff was very helpful and polite Many thanks to all a journey well worth taking

    'David' travelled with Wightlink

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