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Wightlink Ferries, with its predecessors, has been connecting the mainland with the Isle of Wight by ferry for over 160 years, and is now one of the UK’s largest operators.

The company we know today has 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, the shortest of which lasts just 22 minutes.

A modern fleet of car ferries sails from Lymington to Yarmouth, and Portsmouth to Fishbourne, while high-speed foot passenger catamarans are used on the Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier crossing.

Wightlink is the main link between the Isle of Wight and the mainland and every year carries over 4.6 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 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

  • "Good experience"

    We left on time and the journey was pleasant.

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  • "Great trip despite the weather "

    Despite the stormy weather our ferry was on time and all the staff were really helpful and friendly. Only downside was the Wightlink website going down just when we needed to find out the impact of the storm on our journey.

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  • "Good experience"

    Slight delay on crossing to IOW from Portsmouth but nothing major, got to Fishbourne early on way back and got put on an earlier ferry which was great. Seemed very well organised at both sides. Our first use of a ferry, good experience and would use again.

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  • "Safe Crossing "

    Despite very windy conditions we felt safe. Very helpful staff,

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