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National Express & Through Rail

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.

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 online OR 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 online OR from Southsea terminal on the day of travel.


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. 



National ExpressExploring the UK?

Then travel in comfort, safety and style with National Express and Hovertravel. 

You can board coaches from outside our Southsea Terminal and from The Hard Interchange in Portsmouth to further destinations around the country. For all-inclusive ticket holders with coaches departing from The Hard Interchange, Hoverbus transfer from/to Southsea Terminal is included in the ticket free of charge. 

Hovertravel are agents for National Express - booking couldn’t be easier! Simply buy an all-inclusive ticket to or from Ryde Hoverport from Hovertravel Ryde and Southsea Terminal

Please note: State ‘Ryde Hoverport’ when booking your tickets to make sure you are travelling via Hovertravel.  


National ExpressTravelling to the Isle of Wight?

Make great savings by travelling with National Express and Hovertravel! Hovertravel offer a discounted fare when booking an all-inclusive ticket with National Express. 

Simply book your ticket with National Express above and with one easy payment you can book your coach travel to Southsea and your hovercraft to the Isle of Wight.


Make great savings on your Hovertravel trip with coach cards

Hovertravel now offer coach card discounts on through tickets to and from the Isle of Wight– saving you 1/3 on your combined National Express and Hovertravel ticket.


National ExpressThrough ticket to and from Island destinations

Hovertravel has created a through ticket to/from anywhere on the Island to all UK destinations, via the hovercraft & Southern Vectis. 

If you're travelling from the Island, you can hop on any Southern Vectis bus with your ticket, take the Hovercraft to Southsea and then hop on the National Express coach to your onward destination.



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