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Rail Connections

South Western Railways

Ryde Hoverport is situated adjacent to Ryde Esplanade Train Station. Click Here for a South Western Railways ‘Island Line’ timetable.

Hover Rover Rail

Explore the Island's East Coast on unique electric trains. The combined Hover Liner ticket includes a day return on the hovercraft from Southsea, plus unlimited use of the Island Line trains. The Line runs from Ryde to Shanklin stopping at Smallbrook Junction, Brading, Sandown and Lake.

Tickets available from Southsea terminal on the day of travel.


Enjoy a day out in Portsmouth and Southsea with Hovertravel and Island Line Trains. 

This great value combination ticket includes through travel on the Island Line train service (from Shanklin to Ryde Esplanade), a day return ticket on the hovercraft to Southsea and free travel on the Hoverbus to & from The Hard Interchange (for Gunwharf Quays) and Portsmouth City Centre. 

Ticket is available from any Island Line station (except Ryde Pier Head & Ryde Esplanade).

More information regarding Hoverline and Hover Rover Visit our Special Offers page.

South Western Railways, First Great Western and Southern Trains operate services to Portsmouth & Southsea Train Station. Once at Portsmouth & Southsea follow the signs to Hoverbus, bus stop C, where our specially operated Hoverbus Service will take you directly to our Southsea Terminal for just £1.75 per child & £1.95 per adult. The Hoverbus connects with our hovercraft and will make sure you are at the Hovercraft Terminal in time for your craft. It couldn’t be easier!

National Rail

Purchase your hovercraft ticket at the same time as your train ticket for one inclusive fare. All staffed National Rail stations across Great Britain can sell tickets from any railway station to and from the Isle of Wight to include the hovercraft. The combined rail and hovercraft ticket allows free travel on the connecting Hoverbus service. Please alight at Portsmouth & Southsea railway station to connect with the Hoverbus service to take you directly to Southsea Hoverport.

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