Southsea to Ryde Ferry


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Getting the best price for your Southsea to Ryde ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Southsea to Ryde. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.

If you're not sure if the Southsea to Ryde route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Southsea to Ryde ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Southsea to Ryde is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

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 350ยบ 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.

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


  • 13 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

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

      Review by PETER ANTROBUS

  • 11 Nov 2014
    Lunch on the island
    • Very easy and straightforward trip.

      Review by Christopher Dixon

  • 05 Sep 2013
    Trip to Amazon World !!
    • 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 Anon

  • 28 Aug 2013
    Hover Travel is Epic
    • 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 Anon

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