Portsmouth Harbour ferry port in England connects you with Ryde in Isle of Wight with a choice of up to 17 ferry crossings per day. The duration of the Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde crossing is from 22 minutes and the crossing is operated by Wightlink.
Situated on the south coast of the UK, about two hours on the train from London, Portsmouth is one of the biggest cities in the south of England. The ferry routes departing the port head to France and Spain, ranging from 45 minutes to 11 hours.
Portsmouth is a city drenched in activity, yet much of the attraction lies in its harbour. HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth offer a fascinating look into the history of Portsmouth’s Naval fleet and its prominence in protecting the shores. There are tours of the harbour and the Naval fleet for fairly affordable prices, especially for anyone with a particular interest in history. The ships are the highlight of the harbour, yet the entire waterfront is drenched in unique infrastructure.
A short walk up from the harbour and you’ll find one of the most famous shopping centres on the south coast; Gunwharf Quays is a large shopping complex filled with discount designer outlet stores as well as a cinema and bowling alley. Many tourists come to Portsmouth just to scour the aisles for bargains and peruse the shops for bespoke items at remarkably low prices. After a long day of shopping, head to one of the many fine quality restaurants dotted along the waterfront, with cuisine from across the globe being represented.
The harbour is fairly small and can be covered entirely by foot. To access the harbour, many choose the ferry which comes from other areas around Portsmouth.
Portsmouth is easily reached from anywhere around the country. The M275 motorway brings the national motorway network right to the port itself.
Please note: Portsmouth Harbour is used for Wightlink Fastcat passenger only services to Ryde.
For directions to the Portsmouth Car Ferry terminal, please visit our Portsmouth Ferry Port page.
National Rail, National Express and local bus and coach services arrive directly outside the catamaran terminal at Portsmouth Harbour Station and The Hard bus Interchange.
For more information on train services, please visit our Trains to Portsmouth Harbour page.
The Hard, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3PS
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Portsmouth Harbour Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Portsmouth Harbour Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!