Hovertravel is the fastest way to go from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight.


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Hovertravel, the Isle of Wight hovercraft, sails 40 times a day from Portsmouth (Southsea) in England to Ryde on the Isle of Wight. The crossing only takes 10 minutes. Hovertravel also provides a bus service connecting the arrival pier at Southsea to and from Portsmouth Harbour, Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth and Southsea City Centre.

Hovertravel - Routes

Timetables Number of Crossings Duration
Portsmouth - Ryde up to 40 per Day approx. 10 mins
Ryde - Portsmouth up to 40 per Day approx. 10 mins

Hovertravel FAQs

What does my Hovertravel crossing price include?
The price you are quoted is per passenger.
Is a cabin included?
There are no onboard accommodation.

Hovertravel - Ports

Hovertravel - Pet Booking Information

Note, that to travel with your pet abroad, you will require a Pet Passport.

Pets must be carried in RSPCA approved pet carriers or restrained by a harness/collar and lead whilst on board, and kept on the floor in the passenger area, not on the passenger seats. Owners are also requested to please ensure that their pet does not cause a nuisance to other passengers. Pets can travel free of charge on the hovercraft.

To allow for 'calls of nature', customers are recommended to allow sufficient time to exercise their pet before boarding the hovercraft.