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Cross Solent Parcel Service

Hovertravel's Cross-Solent parcel service - Hoverparcels,  is the fastest way of transporting small to medium items of freight and parcels to and from the Isle of Wight.

Please note that the maximum weight we can carry is 40kg per piece subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Hoverparcels offer:

  • Fastest route across the Solent in just under 10 minutes
  • Frequent crossings: Ryde - Portsmouth - Ryde
  • Convenient drop off and collection at our freight receptions
  • Competitive prices
  • Operating 7 days a week
  • The service of choice for all your urgent and small freight requirements

Hovertravel is able to offer credit facilities for cross Solent services. Full details are available at accounts@hovertravel.com. Payment is due within 30 days of invoice receipt.

Contact Us & Opening Times


Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 06:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday: 07:30 - 21:00
  • Sunday: 08:30 - 21:00

Terms & Conditions 

Whilst there are no restrictions on the dimensions of a parcel, customers should check with Hoverparcels that large items can be accommodated. The maximum weight per item is 40 kg subject to terms and conditionsMultiple packages can be carried as one consignment, as long as each package weighs no more than 40 kg. Goods should be delivered to the Freight Office no later than 10 minutes prior to departure of the hovercraft. All carriage charges must be paid by cash or credit/debit card, except for customers who have a freight account. All prices quoted are inclusive of VAT at the standard rate.

Hovertravel will not accept Dangerous Goods, Firearms or other Dangerous Weapons for carriage. For our full terms and conditions refer to this link and specifically paragraph 18.0.

Further conditions apply. A copy of our full terms and conditions of carriage is available for inspection at both terminals.

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