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Ferries to Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight ferry provides the perfect route to England’s largest and second most populous island. There are two main ferry operators that offer crossings on this route, including Red Funnel Ferries and Wight Link. Crossing start from 69 sailings a week at 1 hour with Red Funnel Ferries to 48 sailings a day with Wight Link, with journey times as short as 22 mins.

Where can you travel from to the Isle of Wight?

Home to famous music festivals and beautiful scenery, the isle has been a favoured holiday destination since Victorian times. Situated in the English Channel and separated by the Solent, it lies just four miles from the Hampshire coast.

Red Funnel Ferries offers a connection from Southampton to Cowes. While Wight Link offers routes from Lymington to Yarmouth, Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde, operated by the world’s longest running commercial hovercraft company, offering an unforgettable experience.

You can also travel with your car on these ferry routes, should you wish to take your vehicle with you to the island.

What to do on the Isle of Wight?

The Isle of Wight has plenty on offer for those who love the great outdoors. Cowes is famed for its yachting centre, while an extensive network of cycling and walking routes meander through the lush landscape, offering sumptuous coastal views atop quintessentially British white cliffs.

A mild climate and 25 miles’ worth of golden beaches make it an undeniably appealing summer hotspot. Dubbed ‘the UK’s holiday island’ and the ‘Dinosaur Capital of Britain’, the Isle of Wight is popular for many types of excursions, all year round. Its prehistoric-themed nickname derives from its high density of dinosaur fossils. Over 25 different species have been discovered to once roam the island, making it one of the richest areas for fossils in Europe.

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    • 69 Sailings Weekly 1 hour
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Isle of Wight reviews

  • "Ferry crossing."

    Very good trip, polite staff, very easy would use same crossing again.

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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.

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  • "Feedback"

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

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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.

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