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

  • "pleasant trip"

    The crossing was great everyone was helpful on both crossings . Would definitely us again

    'Steven' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "Lymington to Yarmouth"

    A very enjoyable and effortless return crossing. I left my car behind as too expensive to take across - always cheaper to use a taxi at the other end.

    'Derek Cooper' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "Good Service and Friendly Staff. "

    Quick and efficient loading and unloading, friendly helpful staff

    'Robert' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "Sailing Shoes"

    It's been about 20 years since I used a ferry service to go across the Channel, and the last time I did that, I experienced a very rough crossing on a very antiquated old ferry! So I must admit to being a little anxious boarding the ferry to the Isle of Wight earlier this month. However, I needn't have worried at all because the Directferries Wightlink journey I had was as easy as you like - quick and hassle-free boarding with the car, nice and comfortable on deck during the journey, and just as easy and hassle-free getting off on the other side. In fact, I can't wait to take my son on the ferry again when we go back to the Isle of Wight in October! Looks like I've finally rediscovered my Sailing Shoes again .... Happy days!

    'Anonymous' travelled with Wightlink

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