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Where does the hovercraft go to?

  • The hovercraft service operates between Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, and Southsea, Portsmouth.

Is my return ticket flexible?

  • Yes, return tickets are flexible. We will ask you for a return time but this is only a guideline time for us. However, if you wish to travel at peak times on Monday to Friday pre-booking is advisable, especially if your onward travel is time specific.
  • Day returns can be used on any return crossing on the same day which have available space if it is not your booked time. Period returns are valid up to 90 days after the outward journey on any crossing which has available space.

Is the service often cancelled?

  • On average less than 2% of our total crossings are cancelled. Our operation is quite weather dependant due to the nature of the craft. High winds and swells in the Solent may stop operation of our service for safety reasons. Call our service update line for regular updates - 01983 717717


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We aim to respond to enquires within 2 workings days and within 28 for complaints whilst we complete our investigation. 

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Hovertravel Limited
Quay Road
Ryde, Isle of Wight
PO33 2HB



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