Portsmouth Harbour
Ferries to Isle of Wight
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Portsmouth Harbour Ryde Ferry

The Portsmouth Harbour Ryde ferry route connects England with Isle of Wight. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Wightlink. The crossing operates up to 18 times each day with sailing durations from around 22 minutes.

Portsmouth Harbour Ryde sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from England to Isle of Wight page.
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Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde is approximately 22m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde?

The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde is approximately 61 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde?

There is 1 ferry operator for Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde and this is
  • Wightlink

How can I book ferry tickets from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde?

Ferries from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde with
  • Wightlink

Can you take your car on the ferry from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde?

No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Wightlink

How far is Ryde from Portsmouth Harbour?

Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde is approximately 4 nautical miles distance apart.

Portsmouth Harbour Guide

The English city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire. It is the UK's only island city and is situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea. It is home to the oldest dry dock in the world still in use and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. The city is also home to the Royal Marine Commandoes and to a naval base.

The city's port is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations. To the south of the Naval Base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal. The Continental Ferry Terminal is served by ferry services to Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey, St Peter Port in Guernsey and to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

Ryde Guide

Ryde is the largest town on the Isle of Wight and is often referred to as the "Gateway to the island" due to its prominent position along the shores of the island and its hovercraft and passenger ferry links to the English mainland. Visitors to the town enjoy its lovely sandy beaches which stretch the length of the town, its boutique shops, museums and galleries. As the island's largest town it comes as no surprise to learn that it is also the venue for some of the island's largest annual events. For example, every August bank holiday thousands of scooter enthusiasts descend upon the town for the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally, and just a few weeks later the town's esplanade can be seen draped in classic cars for the International Classic Car Show. Ryde is also home to one of the United Kingdom's oldest carnivals which usually takes place at the end of the summer and forms the end of the Isle of Wight carnival season which travels all over the island. Ryde’s collection of late night bars and clubs also tend to make it one of the most popular spots for nightlife.

Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-04-15 and 2024-04-21

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Wightlink 05:15 05:37 22 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Wightlink 06:15 06:37 22 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Wightlink 07:15 07:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 08:15 08:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 09:15 09:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 10:15 10:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 11:15 11:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 12:15 12:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 13:15 13:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 14:15 14:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 15:15 15:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 16:15 16:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 17:15 17:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 18:15 18:37 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 19:20 19:42 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 20:20 20:42 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 21:45 22:07 22 minutes Everyday
Wightlink 22:45 23:07 22 minutes Everyday
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