*Our services are operating on time and in line with Govt. guidelines. - Please read our latest message from our MD.

Hovertravel Timetables

Our current timetable is the Essential Lifeline Timetable which will be in operation until further notice. Please follow the government’s advice and avoid non-essential travel. There is more information on Hovertravel and COVID-19 here.

 

Hovertravel operates fastest ferry crossing between Southsea in Portsmouth and Ryde on the Isle Of Wight. Our timetabled services are scheduled as far ahead as December 2021.

 

Our specially operated HoverBus timetable provides an easy and quick connection between the Southsea HoverPort and the main rail & coach stations, as well as some great attractions and shopping around Portsmouth.

 

 

At this time we are advising essential Hover only, although bookings can be made up to Summer 2021

Essential Lifeline Timetable from 24/03/20
  • Monday - Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
We will be operating to our weekday timetable on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May. 
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0615  0630 
0645  0700
0715  0730 
0815  0830 
0915 0930
1015 1030
1115 1130
1215 1230
1315 1330
1415 1430
1515 1530
1615 1630
1715 1730
1745  1800 
1815  1830 
1845 - Freight Only 1900
1915  1930 
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0815 0830 
1015 1030
1215 1230
1315* Freight Only 1330
1415 1430
1615 1630
1815  1830 
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0815 0830
1015 1030
1215 1230
1415 1430
1615 1630
1815  1830 
Summer Timetable - Not currently operating - Refer to Essential Lifeline Timetable
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thr
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun
  • Bank Holiday

Please note: we are currently operating our Essential Lifeline timetable NOT our usual summer timetable

Summer timetable for Mondays valid from 1st April - 31st October

 

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes.

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0615  0630 
0645  0700 
0715  0730 
0745  0800 
0800* 0815*
0815  0830 
0845 0900
0915 0930
0945 1000
1015 1030
1045 1100
1115 1130
1145 1200
1215 1230
1245 1300
1315 1330
1345  1400 
1415 1430
1445 1500
1515 1530
1545  1600 
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1700* 1715*
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815  1830 
1845 - Freight Only 1900
1915  1930 
1945 2000
2045 2100

 

*08:00 ex Ryde & 17:00 ex Southsea Monday - Friday,  does not operate during specified school holidays;

  • 30th March - 17th April
  • 25th May - 29th May
  • 17th July - 31st August

Summer timetable for Tuesdays valid from 1st April - 31st October

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0615  0630 
0645  0700 
0715  0730 
0745  0800 
0800* 0815*
0815  0830 
0845 0900
0915 0930
0945 1000
1015 1030
1045 1100
1115 1130
1145 1200
1215 1230
1245 1300
1315 1330
1345  1400 
1415 1430
1445 1500
1515 1530
1545  1600 
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1700* 1715*
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815  1830 
1845 - Freight Only 1900
1915  1930 
1945 2000
2045 2100

*08:00 ex Ryde & 17:00 ex Southsea Monday - Friday,  does not operate during specified school holidays;

  • 30th March - 17th April
  • 25th May - 29th May
  • 17th July - 31st August

Summer timetable for Wednesdays valid from 1st April - 31st October

 

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0615  0630 
0645  0700 
0715  0730 
0745  0800 
0800* 0815*
0815  0830 
0845 0900
0915 0930
0945 1000
1015 1030
1045 1100
1115 1130
1145 1200
1215 1230
1245 1300
1315 1330
1345  1400 
1415 1430
1445 1500
1515 1530
1545  1600 
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1700* 1715*
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815  1830 
1845 - Freight Only 1900
1915  1930 
1945 2000
2045 2100

*08:00 ex Ryde & 17:00 ex Southsea Monday - Friday,  does not operate during specified school holidays;

  • 30th March - 17th April
  • 25th May - 29th May
  • 17th July - 31st August

Summer timetable for Thursdays valid from 1st April - 31st October

 

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes.

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0615  0630 
0645  0700 
0715  0730 
0745  0800 
0800* 0815*
0815  0830 
0845 0900
0915 0930
0945 1000
1015 1030
1045 1100
1115 1130
1145 1200
1215 1230
1245 1300
1315 1330
1345  1400 
1415 1430
1445 1500
1515 1530
1545  1600 
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1700* 1715*
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815  1830 
1845 - Freight Only 1900
1915  1930 
1945 2000
2045 2100
2145* 2200*

*08:00 ex Ryde & 17:00 ex Southsea Monday - Friday,  does not operate during specified school holidays;

  • 30th March - 17th April
  • 25th May - 29th May
  • 17th July - 31st August

Summer timetable for Fridays valid from 1st April - 31st October

 

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes.

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0615  0630 
0645  0700 
0715  0730 
0745  0800 
0800* 0815*
0815  0830 
0845 0900
0915 0930
0945 1000
1015 1030
1045 1100
1115 1130
1145 1200
1215 1230
1245 1300
1315 1330
1415 1430
1445 1500
1515 1530
1545  1600 
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1700* 1715*
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815  1830 
1845 - Freight Only 1900
1915  1930 
1945 2000
2045 2100
2145* 2200*

*08:00 ex Ryde & 17:00 ex Southsea Monday - Friday,  does not operate during specified school holidays;

  • 30th March - 17th April
  • 25th May - 29th May
  • 17th July - 31st August

Summer timetable for Saturdays valid from 1st April - 31st October 2019

 

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0745  0800 
0815 0830 
0845  0900 
0915  0930 
0945 1000
1015  1030 
1045 1100
1115 1130
1145 1200
1215 1230
1245 1300
1315 1330
1345 1400
1415 1430
1445 1500
1515 1530
1545  1600 
1615 1630
1645 1700
1715 1730
1745  1800 
1815 1830
1845  1900 
1915 1930
1945 2000
2045 2100
2145* 2200*

08:00 ex Ryde & 17:00 ex Southsea Monday - Friday,  does not operate during specified school holidays;

  • 30th March - 17th April
  • 25th May - 29th May
  • 17th July - 31st August

Summer timetable for Sundays valid from 1st April - 31st October

 

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0715 0730
0845  0900 
0915 0930 
0945  1000 
1015  1030 
1045 1100
1115  1130 
1145 1200
1215 1230
1245 1300
1315 1330
1345 1400
1415 1430
1445 1500
1515 1530
1545 1600
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815 1830
1845  1900 
1915 1930
1945  2000 
2045 2100

 

The Bank Holiday Summer timetable is valid from 1st April - 31st October

 

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0845  0900 
0915 0930 
0945  1000 
1015  1030 
1045 1100
1115  1130 
1145 1200
1215 1230
1245 1300
1315 1330
1345 1400
1415 1430
1445 1500
1515 1530
1545 1600
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815 1830
1845  1900 
1915 1930
1945  2000 
2045 2100

 

Winter Timetable - From 1st October - 31st March. (Excluding Christmas)
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thr
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun
  • Bank Holiday

Winter timetable for Mondays valid from 1st October - 31st March. (Excluding Christmas)

 

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0615  0630 
0645  0700 
0715  0730 
0745  0800 
0800* 0815*
0815  0830 
0845 0900
0915 0930
1015 1030
1115 1130
1215 1230
1315 1330
1415 1430
1515 1530
1545  1600 
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1700* 1715*
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815  1830 
1845 - Freight Only 1900
1915  1930 
1945 2000
2045 2100

 

*08:00 ex Ryde & 17:00 ex Southsea Monday - Friday,  does not operate during specified school holidays;

  • 19th - 30th October
  • 14th December to 4th January 
  • 15th - 19th February

Winter timetable for Tuesdays is valid from 1st October - 31st March.

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0615  0630 
0645  0700 
0715  0730 
0745  0800 
0800* 0815*
0815  0830 
0845 0900
0915 0930
1015 1030
1115 1130
1215 1230
1315 1330
1415 1430
1515 1530
1545  1600 
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1700* 1715*
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815  1830 
1845 - Freight Only 1900
1915  1930 
1945 2000
2045 2100

*08:00 ex Ryde & 17:00 ex Southsea Monday - Friday,  does not operate during specified school holidays;

  • 19th - 30th October
  • 14th December to 4th January 
  • 15th - 19th February

Winter timetable for Wednesdays is valid from 1st October - 31st March.

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0615  0630 
0645  0700 
0715  0730 
0745  0800 
0800* 0815*
0815  0830 
0845 0900
0915 0930
1015 1030
1115 1130
1215 1230
1315 1330
1415 1430
1515 1530
1545  1600 
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1700 1715
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815  1830 
1845 - Freight Only 1900
1915  1930 
1945 2000
2045 2100

*08:00 ex Ryde & 17:00 ex Southsea Monday - Friday,  does not operate during specified school holidays;

  • 19th - 30th October
  • 14th December to 4th January 
  • 15th - 19th February

Winter timetable for Thursdays is valid from 1st October - 31st March.

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes.

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0615  0630 
0645  0700 
0715  0730 
0745  0800 
0800* 0815*
0815  0830 
0845 0900
0915 0930
1015 1030
1115 1130
1215 1230
1315 1330
1415 1430
1515 1530
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1700* 1715*
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815  1830 
1845 - Freight Only 1900
1915  1930 
1945 2000
2045 2100

*08:00 ex Ryde & 17:00 ex Southsea Monday - Friday,  does not operate during specified school holidays;

  • 19th - 30th October
  • 14th December to 4th January 
  • 15th - 19th February

Winter timetable for Fridays is valid from 1st October - 31st March.

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes.

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0615  0630 
0645  0700 
0715  0730 
0745  0800 
0800* 0815*
0815  0830 
0845 0900
0915 0930
1015 1030
1115 1130
1215 1230
1315 1330
1415 1430
1515 1530
1545  1600 
1615 1630
1645  1700 
1700* 1715*
1715 1730
1745 1800
1815  1830 
1845 - Freight Only 1900
1915  1930 
1945 2000
2045 2100

*08:00 ex Ryde & 17:00 ex Southsea Monday - Friday,  does not operate during specified school holidays;

  • 19th - 30th October
  • 14th December to 4th January 
  • 15th - 19th February

Winter timetable for Saturdays is valid from 1st October - 31st March.

 

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes.

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0745  0800 
0815  0830 
0845 0900
0915 0930
1015 1030
1115 1130
1215 1230
1315 1330
1415 1430
1515 1530
1615 1630
1715 1730
1745 1800
1845 1900
1945 2000
2045 2100

Winter timetable for Sundays is valid from 1st October - 31st March.

 

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes.

 

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0845  0900
0915 0930
1015 1030
1115 1130
1215 1230
1315 1330
1415 1430
1515 1530
1615 1630
16:45 17:00
1715 1730
1745 1800
1845 1900
1945 2000
2045 2100

 

The Bank Holiday Winter timetable is valid from 1st October - 31st March

For your convenience, our Hoverbus service runs every 30 minutes.

Timetable
Ryde to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Ryde
0845 0900
0915 0930
1015 1030
1115 1130
1215 1230
1315 1330
1415 1430
1515 1530
1615 1630
1715 1730
1745 1800
1845 1900
1945 2000
2045 2100
Hoverbus Timetable

Click to see HoverBus fares & timetables

HoverBus links the Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour Rail Stations, along with the Gunwharf Premium shopping Centre and the City Centre of Portsmouth to the Southsea Hoverport.

UK Rail & Coach Connections & Timetable

The Hovercraft & HoverBus timetables are also included in the UK’s national Rail & Coach providers, and more details can be obtained from the following.

 

National Rail
Hovertravel offer discounted through connections with all UK rail operators and the HoverBus is included in the fare. In addition, all railcard’s are permitted for use on the through rail tickets.
Book now

National Express
Connecting the UK and the Isle Of Wight with special Coach & Hover fares.

Book now

Extra services and amendments to our Timetable

Victorious Festival

Date Late Flights Departing Southsea
Fri 28th Aug 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30 & 00:00
Sat 29th Aug 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 00:00 & 00:30
Sun 30th Aug 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 00:00 & 00:30

 

Date Late Flights Departing Ryde
Fri 28th  21:45, 22:15, 22:45 & 23:15 & 23:45
Sat 29th  21:45, 22:15, 22:45 & 23:15, 23:45, 00:15
Sun 30th  21:45, 22:15, 22:45 & 23:15, 23:45, 00:15

 

On occasions where we need to amend our timetable due to operations.

  • Christmas Season: We operate a special timetable over the Christmas period.