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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 sail from Portsmouth to Fishbourne, while high-speed foot passenger catamarans are used from Portsmouth to Ryde. There are also ferry times available from Lymington to Yarmouth.

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 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.

Wightlink Customer Reviews

  • "Iow ferry service"

    Efficient and clean

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  • "Ferry service "

    Prompt and excellent

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  • "Lymington-Yarmouth crossing & return"

    simple to book on line; timely and efficient boarding; pleasant staff and good facilities' on board

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  • "Holiday to IOW via Wightlink Lymington"

    Trip to iow via lymington first class from start to finish. Likewise trip from Yarmouth to Lymington exactly the same service FIRST CLASS.

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