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Patient and Visitor to Patient Fares

We offer discounted fares for NHS patients and visitors to patients. Our enhanced hygiene measures are in place to help our passengers and staff enjoy their journey experience when they travel with us.

HoverCare Assistance


Our free HoverCare service ensures accessible travel and can provide you with extra help on your journey if you require it.

  • Patient Fares

  • Visitor to Patient Fares

  • Mountbatten Hospice Visitor Fares

  • Island Rescue Patient Single Fare

NHS Patient Fares

Our discounted NHS patient fares are available for patients and a plus one travelling from Ryde to Southsea, for an NHS appointment, subject to production of NHS appointment card or letter at time of boarding. Select the book now button below and your discount will automatically apply.

NHS Patient Fares

Price (Adult or Child)

NHS Patient Day Return

(Wessex Cancer Trust Daisy Bus included)

£10.80

NHS Patient Single

£7.50

NHS Patient Day Return

 £10.80

NHS Patient Period Return

 £19.60

NHS Patient Regular Travel Cards

Our NHS Patient Regular Travel Cards are available for passengers travelling from Ryde to Southsea on a regular basis for hospital appointments or for regular treatment. To apply please complete the NHS Patient Regular Travel Card application form. 

NHS Patient Regular Travel Cards Adult

1 Month HoverCare Patient Season Card

£147.00

3 Month HoverCare Patient Season Card

£328.00

10 Travelcard HoverCare Patient

£65.00

20 Travelcard HoverCare Patient

£117.00 

40 Travelcard Hovercare Patient

£186.00

 

NHS Visitor to Patient Fares

Our discounted NHS Visitor fare is available for passengers visiting a hospital patient subject to production of a letter from the hospital they are visiting at time of boarding. Select the book now button below and your discount will automatically apply.

NHS Visitor to Patient Fares Adult Child
NHS Visitor Day Return £18.50 £9.40

 

NHS Visitor Regular Travel Cards

Our NHS Visitor Regular Travel Cards are available for passengers travelling on a regular basis to visit a loved one in hospital. To apply please complete the Regular Travel Card application form. 

NHS Visitor & Patient Regular Travel Cards Adult
1 Month Season Card Visitor £190.00
3 Month Season Card Visitor £420.00
10 Travel Card Visitor £71.00
20 Travel Card Visitor £124.50
100 Travel Card Visitor £484.00

 

Mountbatten Hospice Visitor Fares

Our discounted Mountbatten Hospice Visitor fare is available for passengers travelling from Southsea to Ryde visiting a patient at Mountbatten Hospice, subject to production of a Mountbatten Hospice letter at time of boarding. Select the book now button below and your discount will automatically apply.

NHS Visitor to Patient Fares Adult Child
Mountbatten Hospice Visitor £18.50 £9.40

Island Rescue Patient Single Fare

Our Island Rescue Patient single fare is to assist passengers returning back to the Island after being transferred to a mainland hospital in an emergency via our Island Rescue Patient Transfer service. It is subject to production of a hospital discharge letter at time of boarding. Select the book now button below and your discount will automatically apply.

Island Rescue Patient Return Fare  Adult Child
Single (Southsea to Ryde) £5.00 £5.00
Terms & Conditions
  • £5 single fare only valid for single journey from Southsea - Ryde.
  • Valid discharge letter must be shown at the boarding gate.
  • Discounted fare only valid for 1-2 passengers.
  • Not valid for travel from Ryde - Southsea.
  • £5 single fare applies to adult, child, senior or student.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
  • Travel is subject to availability and standard terms and conditions apply.
  • Hovertravel reserves the right to review fares periodically and amend or withdraw this scheme at any time without prior notice.
Terms & Conditions
  • Patient fares are eligible for in, out & radiotherapy patients on production of appointment letter of card for hospital only.
  • Patient fares available for the patient + 1 (carer, friend, family, etc).
  • Patient fares are available to purchase online, over the phone or in our terminal.
  • To obtain visitor fares, the passenger must show a letter from the hospital they are visiting as proof.
  • Patient fares include free travel on the Hoverbus - simply show your ticket to the Hoverbus driver to receive free travel.
  • The scheme cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion and is not available to account customers.
  • Hovertravel & Local PCT and NHS trusts will audit applications to guard against fraudulent use.
  • Customers found misusing discounted tickets will incur a surcharge to the equivalent standard return fare and will be excluded from purchasing tickets under the scheme in future.
  • Hovertravel reserves the right to review fares periodically and amend or withdraw this scheme at any time without prior notice.
  • Travel is subject to availability and standard terms and conditions apply.
NHS Patient FREE Parking

If you park in Quay Road, car park next to our Ryde terminal to travel to your NHS appointment, the Isle of Wight Council will reimburse the costs of your parking within 28 days of your appointment date.


Visit Isle of Wight Council to find out more.

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