There are numerous ferry crossings operating from England to Isle of Wight. Ferries currently connect 5 ports in England with 4 ports in Isle of Wight.
There are a combined number of 98 ferry crossings each day across a selection of 5 Ferry Routes which are operated by 3 ferry companies including Red Funnel, Wightlink & Hovertravel with the shortest crossing taking around 10 minutes (Southsea to Ryde).
This is a general summary of the services on offer between England and Isle of Wight, for live information select from our Fare Search.
England comprises the central and southern parts of Great Britain which lies in the North Atlantic, separate from continental Europe.
The country is the largest of the four so-called ‘home nations’ that make up the United Kingdom and also includes over 100 smaller islands including the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly.
England’s capital city, London, is a vast and diverse metropolitan centre and a global capital of finance, culture and fashion.
Travel by ferry is popular and convenient mode of transport amongst the British public and as an island with a wealth of first class ferry ports, England is a great departure point by ferry for many destinations, both domestic and international. Many of the worlds’ leading ferry companies are household names and operate numerous crossings serving the population of Great Britain.
The Isle of Wight, also an English county, is the largest island in the country, sitting just offshore from Southampton and Portsmouth, in the English Channel.
A British summer holiday icon; the Isle of Wight’s beaches, pleasant micro-climate and quirky vibes can be reached in just ten minutes by ferry. It’s affectionately known as ‘Dinosaur Island’, given it’s one of the richest areas in Europe for archaeological discoveries, making it a great educational excursion for families, while the picturesque sand dunes and idyllic countryside make the perfect romantic retreat. Hosting renowned music festivals every year, including Bestival and the Isle of Wight Festival, it has remained a hugely popular destination in the summer months, attracting hundreds of thousands of revellers.
England to the Isle of Wight is one of the busiest ferry routes in Britain, with operators providing around thirty sailings every day across The Solent to a few towns on the island’s north coast.