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FERRY CROSSINGS

Your Ferry Crossing

We work with all of the cross-Solent ferry operators to offer you the widest choice of options when it comes to travelling across to the Isle of Wight.

We will take care of the booking for you and provide you or your coach driver with everything needed to just turn up and go!

Smiling school children on Isle of Wight ferry

Crossing with Vehicles


From Southampton

Red Funnel vehicle ferry

Red Funnel Ferries


1 hour crossing to East Cowes

On board toilets, cafe, indoor & outdoor seating

Choice of 190 learning resources, with a Geography bias

Best if travelling from midlands, home counties or Essex

From Portsmouth

Wightlink vehicle ferry

Wightlink


40 minute crossing to Fishbourne

On board toilets, cafe, indoor & outdoor seating

Choice of 15 learning resources, with a History bias

Best if travelling from London, Kent or airports

From Lymington

Wightlink vehicle ferry

Wightlink


40 minute crossing to Yarmouth

On board toilets, cafe, indoor & outdoor seating

Choice of 15 learning resources, with a Geography bias

Best if travelling from south west or south Wales

Crossing on Foot

As foot passengers you can use any of the vehicle ferry services (above), plus...

From Southampton

Red Funnel Red Jet passenger ferry

Red Jet


25 minute crossing to Cowes

On board toilets, indoor seating only

Frequent service throughout the day

From Portsmouth

Wightlink FastCat passenger ferry

FastCat


22 minute crossing to Ryde Pier

On board toilets, indoor & outdoor seating (weather dependent)

Frequent service throughout the day

Connects to mainland railway network at Portsmouth Harbour station

Connects to Island Line railway network at Ryde Pier

Coach cannot meet you at the Ryde terminal

From Southsea (Portsmouth)

Hovertravel hovercraft ferry

Hovertravel


12 minute flight to Ryde Esplanade

Indoor seating only

Frequent service throughout the day

Close to mainland railway network at Portsmouth & Southsea station

Close to Island Line railway network at Ryde Esplanade

Travelling in the school minibus?

We can book your ferry tickets (at preferential rates), organise overnight parking if needed and provide you with all of the itinerary information you are likely to need, including directions, timings and parking details.

Want to come across as foot passengers but have a coach too?

We can arrange for you to take one of the fast passenger services to get you to the Island quicker, whilst your coach follows on with the luggage later.

Travelling from outside mainland UK?

We can arrange for coaches or minibuses to come and meet you at the airport of your choice, or the Eurostar international terminals. Alternatively, you can take the train directly from Gatwick or Waterloo to Portsmouth and hop onto either the hovercraft or FastCat and we will pick you up on this side of the Solent!

We're totally flexible when it comes to planning your transport!

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