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Ryde Ferries - Prices from £37

Book a ferry to Ryde with AFerry. Ferries to Ryde, in the Isle of Wight, are available from England. You can take a ferry to Ryde from Portsmouth and Southsea.

Ryde Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Ryde are operated by HoverTravel and Wightlink. Because 2 ferry companies operate in and out of Ryde, comparing can be very useful to help you find the best price at the best time for you. When you search for a ferry to Ryde, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like East Cowes, Fishbourne and Yarmouth to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.

Ryde ferries with HoverTravel and Wightlink are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Ryde will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

Ryde Routes

About Ryde

Ryde is the largest resort on the Isle of Wight situated on the North East side of the Island. It is ideally located for quick and convenient access to the Mainland and onward connections to London by train or bus. It is a seaside resort renowned for its glorious golden sands that occur at low tide, making its pier necessary on the beach for the Catamaran passenger service.

Union Street and the long High Street beyond the ferry port are packed with various interesting shops, pubs and restaurants. There are also many antique and bric-a-brac with various tiny boutiques and cafes. The bus and train station can be found at Ryde Esplanade, next to the ferry ports, for fast and convenient onwards connections to all destinations on the Island.

From Ryde, you can catch a hovercraft directly to Southsea Seafront, Portsmouth. Quick connections to the Train Stations and Portsmouth City Centre are provided by Hovertravel's Hoverbus. From Ryde you can also take a Wightlink ferry from Ryde Pier directly to The Hard Interchange in Portsmouth.

Ferries to and from Ryde

Wightlink has provided ferry services between the Isle of Wight and the British mainland for more than 160 years. The ferry operator has the fastest and most comfortable fleet on these waters and offers lots of facilities onboard, including observation decks, spacious lounges, bar and café facilities.

Hovertravel are operate high speed hovercrafts which offer reliable and comfortable services even in adverse weather conditions with the journey time of less than 10 minutes.

Ryde port facilities

Ryde is the second largest urban area on the north-east coast of the Isle of Wight. It is a seaside resort renowned for its expansive sands that occur at low tide, making its pier necessary on the beach for passenger service. Ryde Pier is the fourth longest pier in the United Kingdom, and one of the oldest. There are a number of long and short term parking areas very close to Ryde port which are operated by the local councils.

Getting to Ryde

From Newport, follow the A3054 to Ryde. Once in Ryde, make your way to the Esplanade. For the hovercraft, the Hoverport is situated next to the Ice Rink. There is a large council operated pay and display car park opposite the hovercraft terminal with spaces for disabled card holders nearby. Ryde Hoverport address: Quay Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HB

Wightlink ferries leave from the Pier Head but there is currenlty no vehicle access directly to the pier, you may either walk along the pier or take the train to or from Ryde Esplanade.

Island Line run many services to and from Ryde and other parts of the Island. For Hovertravel hovercraft, Ryde Hoverport is situated adjacent to Ryde Esplanade Station.

For Wightlink ferries, National Rail services go directly to the ferry terminal (Ryde Pier Head Station is within the same interchange as the ferry terminal).

Southern Vectis run regular services to Ryde Esplanade and around the Island. For the hovercraft, Ryde Hoverport is situated just 50 metres from Ryde Esplanade bus station.

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  • 04 Jul 2018
    Good trip
    • Very efficient and well run operation

      Review by DAVID GRIGGS

  • 20 Nov 2017
    Great journey
    • Can not fault the service. Booking online and checking in was easy and straightforward. The ferry was on time on both journeys and plenty of room onboard. I would use this service again and recommend it to others

      Review by DEBZ666

  • 12 Dec 2016
    excellent service
    • I would like to thank all your staff for the excellent service and easy journey to and from the island.

      Review by andy r

  • 30 Jun 2016
    Catamaran for foot passengers
    • Improve signage - departure lounge difficult to find - had to ask a few people - when I emailed Wightlink, they only gave me the address of the Hard - there was no mention that the departure lounge for foot passengers was in fact in the train station.

      Review by Anon

  • 24 Aug 2015
    Family Visit
    • Terrific price that enabled us to visit family. Staff very helpful with wheelchair.

      Review by PETER ANTROBUS