Through Rail / Coach Ticketing

National Express

Hovertravel are agents for National Express. National Express services depart/arrive from outside our Southsea terminal and from The Hard Interchange in Portsmouth to take you to further destinations around the country. Book online with National Express or  purchase your ticket in Hovertravel Ryde and Southsea terminal and purchase an all-inclusive ticket, to or from Ryde Hoverport, and pay one price for the whole journey. Please note, you will need to collect a boarding pass from the cashiers at the terminal when you travel with us. 

Travelling to the Isle of Wight and wish to travel by National Express coach & Hovertravel?

Why not book your through ticket with National Express and with one payment you can receive your National Express coach to Southsea and your hovercraft travel to the Isle of Wight. It's as easy as that. 

Hovertravel now offering coach card discounts on travel to and from the Isle of Wight

Hovertravel now offer coach card discounts on through tickets to and from the Isle of Wight. You can now receive your coach card discount on through tickets to and from the Isle of Wight with Hovertravel giving you an even bigger discount! Save a 1/3 on your combined National Express and Hovertravel ticket.

Lucketts Travel - Coach Packages

Hovertravel has teamed up with established travel operator Lucketts Travel to offer day trips and short breaks on the mainland and in Europe. In addition, Hovertravel is offering a 20% discount* on crossings when purchased with a Lucketts Travel booking. For the first time Lucketts Travel coaches will be stopping at the Hovertravel Terminal on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea. This means passengers can transfer from the hovercraft to a coach with the minimum of fuss.

Lucketts offer great value day trips both in the UK and Europe, whether you love a West End Show, or wandering around a stately Garden, the excitement of an Airshow, or love to visit a Royal Palace, Lucketts have it all, and more.  Plus if you want to go a little further afield you can visit the cobbled streets and historic buildings of Bruges all in one day!  

*Terms & Conditions Apply:  20% discount only applicable on standard adult & child tickets and only applicable at the time of booking your Lucketts excursion or day trip. Passengers must be at their pick up point at least 5 mins prior to the time stated on your confirmation.  It is up to the passengers to check the Hovercraft connects with the coach drop off and pick up times - please allow yourself plenty of time.  Please note on Bank Holidays Hovertravel operate a Sunday service. 


Enjoy a day out in Portsmouth and Southsea with Hovertravel and Island Line Trains. 

This great value combination ticket includes through travel on the Island Line train service (from Shanklin to Ryde Esplanade), a day return ticket on the hovercraft to Southsea and free travel on the Hoverbus to & from The Hard Interchange (for Gunwharf Quays) and Portsmouth City Centre. 

Ticket is available from any Island Line station (except Ryde Pier Head & Ryde Esplanade).

Hover Rover Rail

Explore the Island's East Coast on unique electric trains. The combined Hover Liner ticket includes a day return on the hovercraft from Southsea, plus unlimited use of the Island Line trains. The Line runs from Ryde to Shanklin stopping at Smallbrook Junction, Brading, Sandown and Lake.

Ticket is available from Southsea terminal on the day of travel.

Portsmouth Flyer

Enjoy a great day out in Portsmouth and Southsea and leave the car at home!

This fantastic combination ticket includes through travel on any Southern Vectis bus from anywhere on the Island to and from Ryde Bus Station, a day return ticket on the hovercraft to Southsea and free travel on the Hoverbus to The Hard Interchange (for Gunwharf Quays) and Portsmouth City Centre. 

Ticket is available from all Southern Vectis buses from anywhere on the Island.

Hover Rover Bus

The Hover Rover is a fantastic value for money. As well as a Day Return on the hovercraft, the ticket allows you to ride all day on Southern Vectis buses, including the Island Breezer Open Top Tours. The one hour tour is an ideal way to enjoy 'the beauty of the Island'. Hop on and off as you please for a great day out.

Ticket is available from Southsea terminal on the day of travel.

National Rail

Purchase your hovercraft ticket at the same time as your train ticket for one inclusive fare. All staffed National Rail stations across Great Britain can sell tickets from any railway station to and from the Isle of Wight to include the hovercraft. The combined rail and hovercraft ticket allows free travel on the connecting Hoverbus service. Please alight at Portsmouth & Southsea railway station to connect with the Hoverbus service to take you directly to Southsea Hoverport.

IMPORTANT : Please state 'Ryde Hoverport' when purchasing your tickets to ensure you are traveling via Hovertravel. If your ticket states 'Ryde Esplanade', or any other Island destination, then your ticket will not be vaild to use on Hovertravel services.


Our quick and frequent Hoverbus operates a circular service between Southsea Hoverport, The Hard Interchange (for Gunwharf Quays), Portsmouth Edinburgh Road (for City Centre and Portsmouth & Southsea Railway Station) and Southsea Hoverport every 30 minutes.

It is timed to connect with hovercraft arrivals and departures at Southsea terminal. 

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