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How To Find Us

  • Ryde Hoverport
  • Southsea Hoverport
  • Ryde Hoverport
  • By Road
  • By Rail
  • By Bus

Ryde is the Gateway to the Isle of Wight situated on the North East side of the Island. It is ideally located on the coast for quick and convenient access across the island by road & rail. The Hoverport is in the town of Ryde where only minutes’ walk way is the shops, bars & restaurants and only 5 minutes’ walk will bring you to the beautiful beaches

Ryde Hoverport

Hovertravel LTD
Quay Road
Isle of Wight
PO33 2HB

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Ryde Parking

There is a large council operated pay and display car park opposite the hovercraft terminal with spaces for disabled card holders near by. 

Quay Road, Ryde has a large pay and display car park, owned and operated by the Isle of Wight Council and situated next to Ryde Hoverport with provision for long and short stay parking.



Up to 1 hour


1 to 2 hours


2 to 4 hours


4 to 6 hours


6 to 24 hours


Overnight charge between 18:00 - 08:00


These charges are meter payments - coins only are accepted. To pay using a mobile phone on arrival - dial 01983 331331 - location no. 84038 or download the PayByPhone app.


All prices are subject to change. For up-to-date information on Long Term Parking Permit prices and Parking Charges, please contact the Isle of Wight Council Parking Services on (01983) 823714 or e-mail parking.services@iow.gov.uk.

By Bus

Southern Vectis operate all bus services on the Isle of Wight. Ryde Esplanade, just a 2 minute walk from Ryde Hoverport, is a central bus station which can connect you to Isle of Wight towns including Brading, Newport, Cowes, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor and many more.

  • Southsea HoverPort
  • By Rail & Coach
  • By Bus
  • Park, Ride & Fly
  • By Road
Find Our Southsea Terminal

Located on the UK South Coast, Southsea is the ideal passenger gateway to the Isle of Wight and is easily accessible from all parts of the country by road and rail. Plus Hovertravel's easy HoverBus service connects passengers from Portsmouth stations & town centre. 

Head to Portsmouth and onto the M27. Join the M275 and continue past the continental ferry port towards Portsmouth. Follow the signs for Isle of Wight ferries, Seafront and Historic Waterfront. From here on, follow the signs for the hovercraft.

Southsea Hoverport

Hovertravel LTD
Clarence Esplanade

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Rail & Coach

By Rail

Hovertravel's Southsea terminal is easily accessible by train, simply alight at Portsmouth The Hard or Portsmouth & Southsea station and take the HoverBus from the Hard Interchange or Commercial Road. 

By Coach

National Express offer direct services from London to Portsmouth The Hard and Southsea Esplanade. 




Hovertravel's quick & frequent Hoverbus operates a circular service 

HoverBus Route
  • Southsea Hoverport
  • Gunwharf Quays
  • The Hard Interchange (change here for coach & rail connections)
  • Commercial Road (change here for town centre shops)
  • Portsmouth & Southsea Station (change here for rail connections)
Park, Ride & Fly

You can now park, ride & fly to the Isle of Wight! Hovertravel have teamed up with Portsmouth City Council to offer a park and ride facility in Portsmouth City Centre. 

  • Park from 18:00 Friday - 00:00 Sunday
  • Only £20 per car including HoverBus for up to 5 passengers
How It Works
  • Purchase your Hovercraft Flight via our website
  • E-mail business@hovertravel.com with your reference & contact number to add 'Park, Ride & Fly' to your booking
  • The 'Park, Ride & Fly' ticket will be sent to the cardholders address - please allow 4 working days for postage
  • Use your 'Park, Ride & Fly' ticket on the Hoverbus for free of charge transfer to & from the Isle of Wight (just under 5 minutes from Isambard Brunel Road to Southsea Hoverport)

Southsea Car Parking

Southsea - The Esplanade' is a large council operated pay and display car park. It is situated directly opposite Southsea Hoverport with provision for long and short stay parking. Additional parking is available behind Clarence Pier funfair, adjacent to Southsea Common and further along the Esplanade from The Pyramids.

  • Season Parking Permits
  • Parking Charges
Season Parking Permits

Car Park Season Tickets are available for all Hovertravel regular Travel Card holders. To purchase a parking permit simply complete an application form in advance and bring along to either our Ryde or Southsea Hovertravel Terminals.

Download Car Park Application Form

Time Prices
1 Month £102.00
3 Months £272.00
6 Months £523.00
12 Months £1015.00

Terms & Conditions

Hovertravel sells Seafront - The Esplanade Car Park Season Tickets on behalf of Portsmouth City Council, purely as a service to our regular and frequent customers. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for any issues relating to Seafront - The Esplanade Car Park, the car park season tickets or for the purchase of incorrect tickets.

Portsmouth City Council have asked us to stress the following:

  • The Car Park Season Ticket are available from Hovertravel’s terminals only, and is valid in the Seafront - The Esplanade car park ONLY
  • Car park season tickets MUST be displayed at all times
  • Car park tickets are NOT extendable
Parking Charges

These charges are meter payments - coins and credit cards are accepted. To pay using a mobile phone on arrival - dial 02392 980098 - location no. 1389.

Time Prices
Up to 1 hour £1.80
2 hours £3.10
3 hours £4.10
4 hours £5.00
6 hours £6.50
8 hours £8.50
24 Hours £12.00
48 Hours  £24.00
96 Hours  £48.00