Southsea
Ryde
Ferries to Isle of Wight
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Southsea Ryde Ferry

The Southsea Ryde ferry route connects England with Isle of Wight. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Hovertravel. The crossing operates up to 28 times each day with sailing durations from around 10 minutes.

Southsea 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.

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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Southsea to Ryde?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Southsea to Ryde is approximately 10m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Southsea to Ryde?

    The average price of a ferry from Southsea to Ryde is approximately 72 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Southsea to Ryde can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Southsea to Ryde?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Southsea to Ryde and this is
    • Hovertravel
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Southsea to Ryde?

    Ferries from Southsea 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 Southsea to Ryde?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Southsea to Ryde with
    • Hovertravel
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Southsea to Ryde?

    No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Southsea to Ryde?

    Unfortunately, pets are not permitted onboard this ferry service so please look for alternative routes which accommodate pets.
  • How far is Ryde from Southsea?

    Southsea to Ryde is approximately 4 nautical miles distance apart.

Southsea Guide

The town and port of Southsea is located on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. The town lies on the English Channel coast at the southern end of Portsea Island and is only just over 1 km from the much larger city of Portsmouth. Despite its large neighbour, Southsea has its own commercial centre with bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. The four forts, just off the coast, that were built in the 1860's as part of the areas defences against foreign invaders, are a popular tourist attraction for the town. The forts were actually part of a wider set of defences which included forts on the mainland around the city although they were never used.

The gravelly beach at Southsea is popular, especially at low tide when the sand is exposed. Southsea is also home to two piers: the South Parade Pier and the Clarence Pier. A scenic walk was created to celebrate the millennium which starts at Southsea seafront and end at Gunwharf Quay in Portsmouth. The route is marked on the pavement and is lined by distinctive blue lanterns.

There is a regular hovercraft service to Ryde on the Isle of Wight which runs from Southsea seafront. The crossing time is about 10 minutes.


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.


Southsea to Ryde Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-02-19 and 2024-02-25


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Hovertravel 06:30 06:40 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Hovertravel 07:00 07:10 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Hovertravel 07:30 07:40 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Hovertravel 08:00 08:10 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hovertravel 08:30 08:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 09:30 09:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 10:30 10:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 11:30 11:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 12:30 12:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 13:00 13:10 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 13:30 13:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 14:30 14:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 15:30 15:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 16:00 16:10 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hovertravel 16:30 16:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 17:00 17:10 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hovertravel 17:30 17:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 18:00 18:10 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hovertravel 18:30 18:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 19:30 19:40 10 minutes Everyday
Hovertravel 20:30 20:40 10 minutes Everyday
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