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Southsea is a typical seaside town with a beach and two piers, the South Parade Pier and the Clarence pier. Both of these piers host amusement arcades and there is also a permanent funfair adjacent to the Clarence pier. The short crossing from Southsea to Ryde is made fast and efficient by Hovertravel. The route links the British mainland to the Isle of Wight, and using the simple booking form from, you can easily find the right ferry for you.

Below you can find Southsea ferry times, as well as our best deals.

Southsea Offers - Our Lowest Prices & Deals

  • Southsea - Ryde

    • 1 x Foot Passenger(s) Return
      Travel: 23/03/2017 - 23/03/2017
    • from: £5
    • Hovertravel
    • passenger(s)

Southsea Ferry Times & Sailing Information

  • Southsea - Ryde (Hovertravel)

    • Timetable
    • up to 41 crossings per day
    • 10mins
    • Hovertravel
  • Ryde - Southsea (Hovertravel)

    • Timetable
    • up to 41 crossings per day
    • from 10mins
    • Hovertravel

Ferries to and from Southsea

Hovertravel's fleet consists of very efficient high speed amphibious hovercrafts with a capacity of carrying about 130 passengers and capable of reaching speeds above 45 knots.

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

Hovertravel offer great deals and promotions on Southsea ferries and you can take advantage of these by booking simply and securely online with

Southsea port facilities

Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent between Southsea and Ryde (Isle of Wight). There are a number of long and short term parking areas very close to the Hoverport which are operated by the local councils.

Getting to Southsea

By Car
Travel towards Portsmouth and onto the M27. Join the M275 and continue past the continental ferry port towards Portsmouth. Follow the signs for Isle of Wight ferries, Seafront and Historic Waterfront. From here on, follow the signs for the hovercraft. There is a large council operated pay and display car park opposite the hovercraft terminal. Southsea Hoverport address: Southsea, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth. PO5 3AD.

By Train & Hoverbus
Alight at Portsmouth & Southsea Railway Station and follow the signs to the Hoverbus. You will cross the road by the zebra crossing leading you to the Hoverbus stop (see map below). Our specially operated Hoverbus Service will take you directly to our Southsea Terminal for just £1.20 per person. The Hoverbus connects with our hovercraft and will make sure you are at the Hovercraft Terminal in time for your craft. It couldn't be easier!

About Southsea

Southsea, located on the UK South Coast, is the ideal passenger gateway to the Isle of Wight and is easily accessible from all parts of the country by road and rail. Southsea is a small seaside resort, less than a mile from the Portsmouth City Centre.

Southsea is a typical seaside town with a beach and two piers, the South Parade Pier and Clarence Pier. Both piers host amusement arcades and there is also a permanent funfair adjacent to the Clarence Pier and the Hoverport. The Southsea Common hosts a number of open air concerts and events through the summer, bringing masses of people to the area.

There are many attractions on Southsea Seafront including Southsea Castle, the Blue Reef Aquarium along with Britain's only museum dedicated to all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, the D- Day Museum. With only a short 5 minute Hoverbus journey, the Spinnaker Tower and the Historic Dockyard can be reached. The Spinnaker Tower is situated on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays, it offers amazing 350º panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour, the South coast and the Isle of Wight, with views stretching out for up to 23 miles. Breathtaking by day and a glittering sea of lights by night.

Southsea Ferries Routes

All Southsea Ferries Reviews

based on 29 reviews
  • 25 August 2015
    Family Visit
    • Southsea to Ryde with Hovertravel

      Terrific price that enabled us to visit family. Staff very helpful with wheelchair.

      Review by PETER ANTROBUS, Couple.

  • 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.

Southsea Port Map

Southsea Port Address


Clarence Esplanade Southsea Portsmouth, PO5 3AD, England.

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