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

  • "First ferry crossing"

    Ferry crossing was brilliant booking on line was a nightmare.

    'Anonymous' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "A pleasurable experience"

    We recently took the ferry over to the Isle of Wight and our experience was pleasant, comfortable and extremely well organised.

    'Deborah' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "Quick Coffee"

    Everything fine, but coffee took that long to queue for, that I didn't have time to drink it by the time we reached port.

    'Michael' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "Lymington - Yarmouth (IOW)"

    Although it was still fairly busy the queuing and loading was handled very efficiently.Because of unknown traffic conditions I arrived somewhat early for my sailing, but I was shown where I could park and wait until may sailing was due. The chap checking tickets was very helpful and gave me a time to return to check in. When I returned the queue was dealt with very quickly and were allocated a row of traffic waiting to embark. The ferry arrived fairly soon and was off loaded quite quickly, so were guided onto the ferry and then told when we could leave our car and go to the lounge. A variety of drinks and snacks were available in the lounge, with again the queues being dealt with most efficiently. On arriving at Yarmouth were told when to return to our vehicles and were quickly able to disembark and carry on with our journey. Overall a very smooth crossing and very efficient staff who made the crossing so easy. The return journey was just the same - quick and trouble free.

    'George' travelled with Wightlink

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