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Cross Solent Parcel Service

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

 

What Hover Fast Freight 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

  • Delivery To Your Door

  • 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 and let us know if the sender or receiver is paying for the carriage. 
  3. We'll fly your items across the Solent within the hour
Weight (kg) Total inc (VAT)
0 - 750g (envelope) £5.15
0-5 £8.15
5.1- 10 £10.20
10.1 – 20 £16.00
20.1 – 30 £21.60
30.1 – 50 £27.30
50.1 – 70 £33.00
70.1 – 90 £38.60
90.1 – 100 £42.75
100.1 – 150 £56.65
150.1 – 200 £73.65
200.1 – 250 £90.60
250.1 – 300 £107.10
300.1 – 500 £141.10

The maximum weight per item is 40 kg

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.
  • Maximum parcel size - 185cm L x 81cm W
  • We cannot guarantee we will get it on the crossing you want due to other items onboard but will get it across on the next available service.
  • 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.
  • Freight must be collected within 24hrs of its arrival at its collection terminal otherwise storage fees will 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
Southsea
PO5 3AD

  • 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.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you once you have successfully submitted your application.

 

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. Hover

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
  • Fares are not applicable for business or corporate use. Standard Freight rates will apply
  • Freight must be collected within 24hrs of its arrival at its collection terminal otherwise storage fees will apply

Get your online shopping or any other delivery directly to your door.

Working with Go Delivery we have combined our fast freight service to get parcels and packages flown across the Solent by hovercraft and then collected from our Ryde terminal to be delivered to you wherever you are on the Isle of Wight.

 

The service is simple to use:

 

1    Arrange your parcel to be delivered to the below address:

Customer Name
Hovertravel (Island Delivery Service)
Clarence Esplanade
Southsea
PO5 3AD

 

2    Complete this form https://www.godelivery-iow.co.uk/hoverfastfreight

 

3    Pay online

 

4    Check your email inbox for confirmation

 

5    Relax and enjoy the fastest & greenest delivery service across the Solent

 

 

If you have any questions please email commercial@hovertravel.com

Terms & Conditions
  • This service can only be booked & purchased via https://www.godelivery-iow.co.uk/hoverparcel and not via our Hovertravel Terminals or phone lines.
  • Whilst there are no restrictions on the dimensions of a parcel, customers should check with Hoverparcels that large items can be accommodated.
  • Multiple packages can be carried as one consignment, as long as each package weighs no more than 40 kg.
  • We cannot guarantee we will get it on the crossing you want due to other items onboard but will get it across on the next available service.
  • 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.
  • This service is required to be booked the day before the parcels arrival. For Example: if you are expecting your parcel to arrive 15/12/2021, please ensure your delivery is booked by 14/12/2021.
  • Please note: Cross Solent delivery services are not available on 25th and 26th December.

Contact Us

Ryde Southsea

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

Hover Fast Freight
Clarence Esplanade
Southsea
Portsmouth
PO5 3AD
Freight Arrivals Only

Tel: 01983 717700 (option 1)

 E-mail: fastfreight@hovertravel.com

General Enquires 

 E-mail: fastfreight@hovertravel.com

 

Drop off & Collection Opening Hours  Times
Mon - Fri 06:00 – 20:30
Sat 07:30 – 20:30
Sun 08:30 – 20:30

 

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.

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