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This Ferry is operated by Wightlink. Always check the prices before booking and the latest travel information before departure.

Destination(s) 🇬🇧 Isle of Wight, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Distance 12 km, 7 miles
Duration 22 mins.
Operated by WightLink
Sailings Up to 14 times per day
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The ferries from Portsmouth to Ryde are Foot Passenger Ferries and sail up to 14 times per day between Portsmouth and Ryde with two FastCat Catamaran ferries taking you across in 22 mins. The Wight Ryder I and Wight Ryder II sail on the route from Portsmouth to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

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Ryde Isle of Wight

Ferry to Portsmouth and Ryde

Travelling to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth? Then you can sail to Ryde in 22 mins with the FastCat Catamarans. This crossing is operated by Wightlink and sails up to 14 times per day back and forth. On this crossing it is not possible to bring your car aboard the ferry. If you want to bring your car then you should look into the other connection from Portsmouth to Fishbourne.

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

Ferry Portsmouth-Ryde costs

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

  • Tickets are available from Wightlink from €20,- That is for 1 person and a single journey.
  • A crossing with a car is not possible on this connetcion

The prices of the boat tickets are very dependent on the season and the crowds, as you can see above. 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

Public Transport Ryde

From Ryde Pier Head port there's a bus station and taxi rank at the pier. Also the Island Line trains run into the Ryde Pier Head port.

Schedule Portsmouth-Ryde

On this route from Portsmouth to Fishbourne there are 14 daily ferries, it's one of the busiest ferry crossings in the UK.

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.

Timetable for the ferriesfrom Portsmouth to Ryde

This ferry has a very busy schedule with an hourly departure every hour from 05:15 until 20:200 taking you in 22 mins to Ryde.

So from Portsmouth from 05:15 the daily schedule starts and then every hour a ferry leaves to sail to Ryde.

For example:

  • 06:15 – 05:37
  • 06:15 – 06:37
  • 07:15 – 07:37
  • 08:15 – 08:37
  • 09:15 – 09:37
  • 10:15 – 10:37
  • 11:15 – 11:37
  • 12:15 – 12:37
  • 13:15 – 13:37
  • 14:15 – 14:37
  • 15:15 – 15:37
  • 16:15 – 16:37
  • 17:15 – 17:37
  • 18:15 – 18:37
  • 19:20 – 19:42
  • 20:20 – 20:42

This schedule applies daily until 20:20 in the evening and then the number of crossings will decrease

from Ryde to Portsmouth 

The same schedule applies on the crossing the other way around with a half our time difference

For example departure Ryde – arrival Portsmouth.

  • 06:45 – 06:07
  • 06:45 – 07:07
  • 07:45 – 08:07
  • 08:45 – 09:07
  • 09:45 – 10:07
  • 10:45 – 11:07
  • 11:45 – 12:07
  • 12:45 – 13:07
  • 13:45 – 14:07
  • 14:45 – 15:07
  • 15:45 – 16:07

And so on…

With 14 daily sailings in both ways you'll never have to wait to long to board your trip to Ryde on the Isle of Wight. This specific crossing will take you across in 22 mins

Sail time ferry Portsmouth to Ryde

This crossing is an 22 min crossing with the ferries of Wightlink. 

On board the ferry to Portsmouth and Ryde

This (and more) can be expected on the Wight Ryder from Wightlink

Wightlink sails with the Wight Ryder I and the Wight Ryder II on this crossing to Isle of Wight between Portsmouth and Ryde. This ferry takes you in about 22 mins from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight (Ryde)

  • Sundeck
  • Bike Storage
  • Spacious lounge

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

Ryde (Isle of Wight)

Ryde terminal address:

Ryde Pier Head, The Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HF

Alternatives to the Portsmouth – Ryde 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 Fishbourne, Southampton to Cowes and or Yarmouth to Lymingtom. You can take several ferries from the Southern UK harbors to the Isle of Wight.

Frequently Asked Questions Portsmouth – Ryde  ferry

Which ferry companies sail on the Portsmouth to Ryde crossing?

The ferries between Portsmouth and Fishbourne are operated by Wightlink. Wightlink sails with the Wight Ryder I and the Wight Ryder II on this specific crossing

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

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 22 mins with the FastCat catamaran ferries that sail on this route.

How often does the ferry go?

There are 14 daily crossings on this route from Portsmouth to Ryde

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 Ryde bringing your dog is free of charge.

Can I travel with my car on board?

No, the ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde is a footpassenger ferry, it is however possible to bring a bike. 

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