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Destination(s) 🇬🇧 Isle of Wight, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Distance 12 km, 7 miles
Duration 45 mins
Operated by
Sailings Up to 25 times per day
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 85
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Sailing to Fishbourne or Portsmouth? This ferry takes you across in 45 mins from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (Isle of Wight) and vice versa. With 25 daily crossings by 3 different ships of Wightlink this is one of the busiest ferry routes of the UK.

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Ferry to Portsmouth and Fishbourne

Travelling to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth? Then the connection between Portsmouth and Fishbourne might be interesting. This crossing is operated by Wightlink and sails up to 25 times per day back and forth. On this crossing it is possible to bring a car aboard the ferry. If you want to bring your car make sure to book well in advance as the car deck is often fully booked. Planning to travel by bike, foot or public transport? Then the ferry to Ryde is a good alternative.

On this page you will find information and tips about this ferry service from Wightlink which connects Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight.

Ferry Portsmouth Fishbourne costs

If you want to travel by ferry to the Isle of Wight and specifically from Portsmouth to Fishbourne you can expect the following prices.

  • Tickets are available from Wightlink from €16,50 That is for 1 person without a car and a single journey.
  • A crossing with a car and 2 people in peak season quickly costs somewhere around €85,- (return)

The prices of the boat tickets are very dependent on the season and the crowds, as you can see above. Specifically in peak season (summer) prices rise sharply for the crossing to the Isle of Wight. Book early to get the best price and to be sure that you can bring your car, motorbike or camper on board. Also make sure to check the low fare calendar, a handy tool that helps you save money.

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Availability and prices

Ferry prices depend on the season and crowds. View the current prices in the booking engine

Schedule Portsmouth-Fishbourne

On this route from Portsmouth to Fishbourne there are 25 daily ferries, it's one of the busiest ferry crossings in the UK.

The crossing is only 12 km as the crow flies. Be sure to book in time because the ferries are often booked. Check the exact departure times in both directions in the booking module, because these vary per season and per day. Especially in peak season the car deck is sold out fast.

Timetable for the ferriesfrom Portsmouth to Fishbourne

This ferry has a very busy schedule with from 06:00 in the morning a ferry leaving every 40 minutes inbound and outbound to the Isle of Wight.

So from Portsmouth from 06:00 the day schedule starts and then every 40 minutes a ferry leaves to sail to Fishbourne, there are some night crossings but with a lower concentration of crossings.

So departure every 40 minutes from 06:00 onwards with 45 mins travel time.

For example:

  • 06:00 – 06:45
  • 06:40 – 07:25
  • 07:20 – 08:05
  • 08:00 – 08:45
  • 08:40 – 09:25
  • 09:20 – 10:05

And so on… This schedule applies daily until 21:00 in the evening and then the number of crossings will decrease

from Fishbourne to Portsmouth 

The same schedule applies with 10 min difference

For example:

  • 06:10 – 06:55
  • 06:50 – 07:35
  • 07:30 – 08:15
  • 08:10 – 08:55
  • 08:50 – 09:35
  • 09:30 – 10:15

And so on…

With 25 daily sailings in both ways you'll never have to wait to long to board your trip to Isle of Wight. This specific crossing will take you across in 45mins

Sail time ferry Portsmouth to Fishbourne

This crossing is an 45 min crossing with the ferries of Wightlink. 

On board the ferry to Portsmouth and Fishbourne

This (and more) can be expected on the Victoria of Wight, the St Faith and the St Clare ferry of Wightlink

Wightlink sails with 3 different ferries on this crossing to Isle of Wight between Portsmouth and Fishbourne. This ferry takes you in about 45 mins from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight (Fishbourne)

  • Children's play area
  • Movie room
  • Food and drinks (Wight Taste)

  • Panoramic Viewing lounge
  • Open Decks
  • Spacious lounges

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Dog-friendly areas

Port information

To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when arrived.


Portsmouth terminal address:

Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA

Fishbourne (Isle of Wight)

Fishbourne terminal address:

Fishbourne Car Ferry Port, Fishbourne Lane, Fishbourne, Isle of Wight, PO33 4EU

Alternatives to the Portsmouth – Fishbourne ferry

Travelling to the Isle of Wight? Then you can choose to board one of the alternatives for the Portsmouth to Fishbourne crossing. For example to ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde, Southampton to Cowes and or Yarmouth to Lymingtom. You can take several ferries from the South UK harbors to the Isle of Wight.

Frequently Asked Questions Portsmouth – Fishbourne ferry

Which ferry companies sail on the Portsmouth to Fishbourne crossing?

The ferries between Portsmouth and Fishbourne are operated by Wightlink with 3 different ferries: St Faith, St Clare and Victoria of Wight

How long does it take to sail from Portsmouth to Fisbhourne?

The distance covered by the ferry to the Isle of Wight is approximately 12 km (as the crow flies). The travel time of the ferry is around 45 mins.

How often does the ferry go?

There are 25 daily crossings on this route from Portsmouth to Fishbourne

Can I bring my pet on board?

Yes, almost on all ferry routes you can bring your pet (dogs, cats and ferrets). For the crossings of Wightlink from Portsmouth to Fishbourne bringing your dog is free of charge.

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