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Last Updated on October 13, 2023
Destination(s) šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ Isle of Wight, šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ United Kingdom
Distance 12 km, 7 miles
Duration 10 mins.
Operated by Hovertravel
Sailings Up to 20 times per day
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Everything you need to know about the Hovercraft to the Isle of Wight that brings you there in 10 minutes! Take this unique trip with the world’s only commercial passenger hovercraft service.

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The Hovercraft to the Isle of Wight

When you are travelling to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth you can get there in 8 minutes on a Hovercraft. Every 30 minutes this Hovercraft leaves from Southsea Portsmouth. You can't take your car with you, but as a passenger, this is quite an experience. The experience (on a hovercraft you even call it a ‘flight' however that is too unnatural for us to mention on a ferry website) has tons of positive reviews on sites like Tripadvisor and Google.

Hovercraft Portsmouth-Ryde costs

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

  • Return ticket same day: Ā£28.00
  • Return ticket within 90 days: Ā£37.50
  • Single Ride: (to the island or back from the island to Portsmouth) Ā£21.50

This connection has several discounts available for children, seniors, students, and infants.

The Hovertravel Bus to Southsea

The Hoverbus stops directly outside the Southsea terminal, you can get on the bus at several main spots in & around Portsmouth. (University, Southsea Shopping Centre, Southsea real station, etc. ) A single ticket for this bus is Ā£2.00 to Ā£2.30.

Route Map

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Tickets and Booking

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Which Hovercraft company flies on this crossing?

The ferry between Southsea and Ryde is currently operated by: Hovertravel.

How long does the crossing take?

The travel time of the Hovertravel ferry is around: 10 minutes.Ā 

How often does the ferry sail?

You can usually take the hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde every 30 minutes. Depending on the season, the number of people on the hovercraft, and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable or regular hovercraft schedule.

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