Our services are operating on time. From 30/11/21 you must wear a face covering and remember to book your tickets online.

Hovertravel offer a whole host of tickets to suit everyone, whether you're a day visitor looking for great value tickets combining transport and attractions, a regular traveller for work or shopping, or looking for the best value ticket for a family day out, you'll find it here.


All of our tickets can be booked online and you'll be sent e-tickets so no need to print! Plus view and change your bookings online with our handy Manage My Booking portal. 


  • Fares
  • Hoverbus Fares

Online Flight Fares*

Ticket Type Adult
(5-15 Yrs)

Concessions & Seniors

Students Online Only
Day Return £25.70 £12.50 £17.80 £17.70
Period Return (90 day return) £34.20 £16.70 £26.00 £24.80
Single £19.60 £10.00 £14.40 £14.70
Anytime Family Day Return  £61.00 - -
Advanced Family Day Return  £45.00 - - -
Anytime Family Period Return £78.00 - - -
Advanced Family Period Return £65.00 - - -
  • Family ticket valid for 2 adults & up to 3 children (5-15yrs)
*Please note there is a very limited range of tickets available in our terminals and prices may differ.

Island Resident Blue Card Fares

Hovertravel's Blue Card entitles Island Residents to over 25% discount on our Day Return fares & over 20% off Adult Period Returns when you book online, from Ryde to Southsea plus throughout the year we'll email you additional special offers! 

To sign up and to book online, please click here.

Fares available online only

Ticket Type Adult (16+) Child (5-15 Yrs) Senior (60+)
Day Return £18.00 £9.10 £13.70
Period Return £28.50 £16.70 £26.00


Concessionary Fares

Book online using the 'Book Flight' button, enter your flight search and the discount will automatically apply.

Discount only valid for one passenger. Separate bookings will need to be made for standard fare passengers. 

Concessionary discounted fares  are available for;

  • Disabled persons or persons with reduced mobility with valid proof.
  • Valid proof for disabled persons can be found here.
  • *Not applicable in conjunction with Blue Card holders
  • Hovertravel reserve the right to ask for proof of eligibility at the and boarding gate. 
Unaccompanied Minors & HoverCompanion

Unaccompanied Minors 

Children aged 7 to 12 years can travel alone, providing they check in at the boarding gate with an adult and an adult is waiting in the arrival terminal to the collect the child. The adult in the arriving terminal must make themselves known to the staff before the child will be allowed to board. 

Terms & Conditions 

  • Children aged 7 to 12 years old inclusive may only travel unaccompanied if a parent or guardian has made themselves known to the Ticket Office at the destination terminal before the hovercraft is due to depart.
  • Children less than 7 years old must be accompanied by a person aged 13 years or older.
  • Children aged 13 or above may travel unaccompanied.


We offer a HoverCompanion fare for parents or guardians to accompany a child over the Solent and return on the next flight. £13.00 per adult return, plus child ticket. 

Terms & Conditions

  • Ticket only available to to purchase in Ryde or Southsea terminal.
  • Child must be present with the accompanying adult or waiting on the other side, terminal staff will call to check. 
  • Adult must travel back on one of the next two services or full price will be charged. 
  • Standard Hovertravel booking terms & conditions apply. 


IOW Council Affordable Fares
Ticket Type Adult (16+)
Day Return  £12.80
Period Return £12.80

Book online using the 'Book Flight' button, enter your flight search and the discount will automatically apply.

Discount only valid for one passenger. Separate bookings will need to be made for standard fare passengers. 

Valid for Island Residents who hold proof of Low-income

  • Housing benefit, Council Tax Support, Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (income based only)Employment Support Allowance (Income Related Only)
  • Pensioners in receipt of Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit only)
  • Universal credit (but only if the claimant has an established entitlement of Housing Costs in their UC award) 
  • Proof of entitlement must be shown at the time of boarding along with matching photo ID. Available in online  only.
  • Discount only valid to book online or via call centre - Not available in terminals.  


Hovertravel's Hoverbus is the perfect way to travel around Portsmouth and Southsea. Not only will the Hoverbus take you to and from the Hoverport at Southsea Seafront for your quick and easy trips to the Isle of Wight, but it will also take you around Portsmouth & Southsea.


Ticket Type Adult Child
Single £2.20 £1.90
Return £3.60 £3.10
Unlimited Day Ticket £4.50 £3.70
Book of 10 tickets (valid for 1 year from issue) £19.00 £15.50
Concessionary Bus Pass FREE FREE


Unlimited day ticket - Hop on/off the bus all day - unlimited travel on date specified on bus ticket

Further Information

Full Terms & Conditions of booking can be found here.

Fares Valid from May 2021