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Hover Parcels

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.


What HoverParcels Offer
  • Fastest route across the Solent in just under 10 minutes
  • Prices from just £5.00
  • Frequent crossings: to and from Ryde & Southsea
  • Convenient & easy drop off and collection at our freight receptions
  • Operating 7 days a week
  • Credit account & monthly invoicing available
  • The service of choice for all your urgent and small freight requirements
  • Cross Solent Parcel Rates

  • Shop, Drop and Hover - Online Orders

  • More Info

Cross Solent Parcel Rates

With prices from only £5.00, it couldn't be easier or cheaper to fly your parcels across the solent and in only 10 minutes! 


  1.  Drop your parcel or arrange delivery to our Ryde or Southsea Hoverport
  2. Fill out a small senders docket & weigh your parcel 
  3. We'll fly your items across the Solent within the hour
Weight (kg) Total inc (VAT)
0 - 750g (envelope) £5.00
0 - 10 £9.90
10.1 – 20 £15.50
20.1 – 30 £21.00
30.1 – 50 £26.50
50.1 – 70 £32.00
70.1 – 90 £37.50
90.1 – 100 £41.50
100.1 – 150 £55.00
150.1 – 200 £71.50
200.1 – 250 £88.00
250.1 – 300 £104.00
300.1 – 500 £137.00


Terms & Conditions apply

You can get your online orders delivered to Southsea Hoverport for onward delivery to Ryde Hoverport for just £5 per order!* It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

1. Shop

Complete your shopping online (e.g. eBay, Amazon etc) and enter the below as the delivery address:

Customer Name
Hovertravel (Island Drop Off)
Clarence Esplanade

  • Submit the below 'Shop, Drop & Hover' application in advance to receive the special discounted cross Solent rates. Please note £5 rate not available for walk up sales, must be booked in advance.


2. Drop

Once your item has been received at Southsea terminal, a staff member will give you a quick call letting you know the parcel has arrived.


3. Fly

The parcel will be sent across to Ryde for payment on collection. Items need to be collected within 24 hours to avoid storage fees.

Online Parcel

Terms & Conditions

  • Maximum 4 items per order with a total weight not exceeding 20kgs
  • Individual items must be no bigger than 56 x 45 x 25 cm.
  • Any oversized or overweight orders will be charged full cross Solent rates for the excess.
  • Must be booked online via the application and at least 1 day in advance
  • Only available for purchases with an online company
  • This fare cannot be sold on the day at the terminal

Contact Us

Ryde Southsea

Quay Road
Ryde, Isle of Wight
United Kingdom
PO33 2HB

Clarence Esplanade
Tel: 01983 717 700
Email: info@hovertravel.com
Tel: 01983 717 700
Email: info@hovertravel.com


Opening Hours  Summer (1st April - 30th September)
Mon - Fri 06:00 – 21:00 (22:00 Thurs & Fri)
Sat 07:30 – 22:00
Sun 08:30 – 21:00


Opening Hours Winter (1st October - 31st March)
Mon – Fri 06:00 – 21:00
Sat 07:30 – 21:00
Sun 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 conditions.
  • Multiple 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.
  • Senders docket must be completed or carriage will be refused.
  • 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.