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Book Crossings from England to the Isle of Wight with Hovertravel - Portsmouth (Southsea) to Ryde

You can use AFerry.co.uk to book a Hovertravel crossing to the Isle of Wight from England and to England from the Isle of Wight. Hovertravel is the world's longest running commercial hovercraft service and is the only scheduled passenger hovercraft service in Europe. Hovertravel offers the fastest way to cross the Solent.

You can use AFerry.co.uk to book Hovertravel ferries from Porstmouth (Southsea) to the port of Ryde on the Isle of Wight. See below for the latest Hovertravel prices and sailing times. Click on your route for a detailed Hovertravel timetable including arrival and departure times.

Hovertravel Sailing Information & Ferry Times

  • Southsea - Ryde

    • Timetable
    • up to 35 crossings per day
    • 10mins
  • Ryde - Southsea

    • Timetable
    • up to 35 crossings per day
    • 10mins

Hovertravel Overview

Hovertravel is the world's longest running commercial hovercraft service and is the only scheduled passenger hovercraft service in Europe. Hovertravel offers the fastest way to cross the Solent between Southsea, Portsmouth and Ryde, Isle of Wight. With Hovertravel you are taken directly to the shore of either Southsea or Ryde, giving you quick access to both ports. Onward travel connections are easily accessible from Southsea and Ryde. You can book cheap Hovertravel ferries online, check availability and the latest prices and then receive an instant email confirmations with AFerry.co.uk.

Hovertravel provide a Hoverbus service which connects with the Hovercraft at Southsea and conveniently takes passengers to and from Portsmouth Harbour, Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth and Southsea City Centre. There are also large car parks at the terminal, coach parking nearby and National Express and Greyhound coach Stations opposite the terminal.

The hovercraft is a tourist attraction in its own right. Hovertravel was established in 1965 and over 26 million passengers have travelled on the service.

Hovertravel Fleet and Onboard Facilities

Hovertravel have two craft: Freedom 90 is of the API-88/100S designs, but the BHT130 Solent Express, which was introduced in 2007, marks one of Hovertravel's most significant achievements, being the first model to be entirely designed and built by sister company Hoverwork (now called Griffon Hoverwork Ltd). The BHT130 weighs 75 tonnes, carries 130 passengers and can travel at a speed of 45 knots although is capable of speeds in excess of this.

These hovercraft have spacious interiors and are designed to provide great comfort and reliability to the passengers even in adverse weather conditions.

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All Hovertravel Reviews

based on 28 reviews
Hovertravel
  • 11 November 2014
    Lunch on the island
    • Southsea to Ryde with Hovertravel

      Very easy and straightforward trip.

      Review by Christopher Dixon, Couple.

  • 05 September 2013
    Trip to Amazon World !!
    • Southsea to Ryde with Hovertravel

      My husband and I decided to take our Grandchildren on the Hovercraft as a new experience as we have taken them to the IOW on the ferry before. We had booked to go for 11.30 but unfortunately just couldn't find anywhere nearby to park and was delayed by an hour. We were allowed to travel on the next one available and the boys really enjoyed their rides. Won't do it again though because of the time wasted waiting for buses.

      Review by Anonymous, Family with young children.

  • 28 August 2013
    Hover Travel is Epic
    • Southsea to Ryde with Hovertravel

      The Ride epic. I had a Good Time With Hover Travel. They had Very nice stuff I will travel with them again P.S All The people who think hover travel is bad go with stupid wight link or something be like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Review by Anonymous, Family with young children.

  • 14 August 2013
    Hovercraft to the Isle of Wight
    • Southsea to Ryde with Hovertravel

      The hovercraft is the quickest and cheapest way to travel to the Isle of Wight if not taking a car. For passengers driving to the Southsea terminal there is 24 hour parking at two Council nearby car parks and this can be extended by telephone if required.

      Review by Anonymous, Solo Traveller.

  • 05 July 2013
    Excellent service
    • Southsea to Ryde with Hovertravel

      I missed my hovercraft by 2 minutes due to traffic but the staff put me on the next one with no fuss at all - the same coming back I was allowed on the earlier craft with no surcharge etc. Fast efficient service.

      Review by Emma Spice, Solo Traveller.