On a mobile device?

Why not download the Hovertravel app for the fastest way to book your travel!

Get it on Google Play

Hover Rover Portsmouth

Ships & Shops

Once at Southsea hop on the Hoverbus to The Hard and it’s a couple minutes' walk to the Gates of the Historic dockyard. You can pay on entry to access-all-areas including the Mary Rose Museum or simply wander through the docklands and stop for bite to eat in one of the cafes. 

When you’ve polished your maritime knowledge up (approximately 2 hours), head back to the Hard and a little further to Gunwharf Quays – the biggest designer shopping outlet on the coast, with plenty of shops, entertainment and dining options to occupy all.  Then jump back on the Hoverbus from the Hard (04/34 past the hour) for the round trip back to the Hovertravel Terminal.



Travel Route

Hover from Ryde -> Hoverbus from Southsea Terminal _> the Hard, for Historic Dockyard, -> walk  to Gunwharf Quays -> HoverBus from The Hard 04/34 past the hour -> Southsea Terminal


Museum, Art & Authors

For cultural and creative spirits, this jaunt takes you on the HoverBus to first stop City Museum on Museum Road. With a wealth of collections illustrating all aspects of Portsmouth. Take the HoverBus onto The Hard for Gunwharf Quays where you can visit the bijou Aspex Gallery, with seasonal changing exhibitions and workshops on offer.  Then hop back on the hoverBus to Commercial Road.  This is the original hub for high street shopping. 


Walk to the very end of Commercial Road (12 minutes) then across the  Hope Street Roundabout to Old Commercial Road where you’ll find the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum depicting the life of the Author (30 – 45 mins).  Head back to Commercial Road for a bite to eat or shopping treat before heading back on the HoverBus to the terminal.



Travel Route

Hovercraft from Ryde 15/45 past hour -> Hoverbus 00/30 past hour -> City Museum -> Aspex Gallery@Gunwharf Quays - The Hard, Hoverbus to Commercial Road -> Walk to Charles dickens Birthplace Museum - > Walk back to Commercial Road, Hoverbus -> Southsea Terminal

 About Your Privacy

This website uses cookies to enhance the usability of the website. Cookies are small, often encrypted text files stored on your computer by the web browser, to improve your navigation/usage on the website.

This website uses Cookies according to our privacy policy.

See our privacy policy

I accept all cookies from this website

Hovertravel Ltd Company registered in England, UK. Company Registration 830401. VAT Registration 107-3428-91. Hovertravel Registered Trade Mark number 2614882 and Hovertravel logo registered trade mark number 2630390. Registered Office: Encombe House, Estate Office, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5LW, England.

Powered by Correl8