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Fastest Isle of Wight Ferry

Your Fastest Link from Portsmouth (Southsea) to the Isle of Wight (Ryde).

Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry route across the Solent from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight and is the world’s only year-round passenger hovercraft service. Our passenger hovercraft service takes you directly to the shore at Southsea or Ryde in just 10 minutes.


Easy onward travel connections are available with our Hoverbus to Portsmouth, bus and train connections at Ryde, plus large car parks at both terminals. 


Whether you are using Hovertravel for a day out on the Isle of Wight, or for a longer stay, Hovertravel is the fastest and most convenient Isle of Wight ferry service to get your adventure started.


It's Everyone's Journey

We are proud to be a campaign partner for the Department for Transports 'It's Everyone's Journey'. We ask all our passengers to be considerate to all those travelling with us.

Not all disabled people feel confident using public transport, we encourage all our passengers to support those around them to create a more supportive travel environment for disabled passengers when travelling with us.

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How long is the ferry to the Isle of Wight?

For those looking for a fast and efficient way to reach the Isle of Wight, the under 10-minute ferry crossing from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight with Hovertravel offers a convenient and time-saving option.

Can you do a day trip to the Isle of Wight?

Absolutely! You can get from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight in under 10 minutes using our Isle of Wight ferry service. This short journey time makes this crossing an ideal choice for a day trip to the Isle of Wight. Once at Ryde, you can explore the local area or jump on the local transport to explore further inland. With regular crossings throughout the day, you can be back on the mainland in no time after your fun day out.