Portsmouth to Fishbourne Ferry

The Portsmouth Fishbourne ferry route connects England with Isle of Wight. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Wightlink. The crossing operates up to 29 times each day with sailing durations from around 45 minutes.

Portsmouth Fishbourne sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Portsmouth to Fishbourne Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from England to Isle of Wight page.

Portsmouth - Fishbourne Ferry Operators

  • Wightlink
    • 29 Sailings Daily 45 min
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Portsmouth Fishbourne Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Portsmouth Fishbourne route is a car and 2 passengers.

Portsmouth Fishbourne Ferry reviews

  • "Quick Coffee"

    Everything fine, but coffee took that long to queue for, that I didn't have time to drink it by the time we reached port.

    'Michael' travelled Portsmouth Fishbourne with Wightlink

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  • "Wighlink ferry"

    Excellent. Prompt service, clean and tidy ferry, will be using wightlink ferries for future travels to IOW.

    'Lynne' travelled Portsmouth Fishbourne with Wightlink

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  • "Review"

    No issues with Wight Link, my issue was with Direct Ferries them selves. Due to horrendous weather we decided we would rather come home earlier in the day, so we turned up at Fishbourne early and were told by the ticket office just to call direct ferries and they should be able to put us on an earlier ferry. However, I was put on hold for over half an hour, in this half an hour, spaces on the earlier ferries were disappearing rapidly so instead we ended up paying £60 to Wight link direct for an earlier booking. Why was I kept on hold for so long? Do we get any compensation for our unused ticket?

    'Harriet' travelled Portsmouth Fishbourne with Wightlink

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  • "Enjoyable experience"

    Quick efficient service

    'Carol' travelled Portsmouth Fishbourne with Wightlink

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Portsmouth Guide

The English city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire. It is the UK's only island city and is situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea. It is home to the oldest dry dock in the world still in use and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. The city is also home to the Royal Marine Commandoes and to a naval base.

The city's port is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations. To the south of the Naval Base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal. The Continental Ferry Terminal is served by ferry services to Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey, St Peter Port in Guernsey and to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

Fishbourne Guide

The small port and village of Fishbourne is located on the Isle of Wight and lies on the east bank of the Wootton Creek, between the village of Wootton and Ryde. The village derives its name from "stream of fish" or "fish spring". Vectis is the ancient Roman name for the Isle of Wight, which is a county and the largest island in England that sits in the English Channel around 7 km off the coast of Hampshire, on the English mainland. The narrow stretch of water separating the Isle of Wight from the mainland is called The Solent. The island has been an popular tourist destination since Victorian times.

Passengers arriving at Fishbourne's harbour with a car must do so at least 30 minutes prior to departure, but no more than 1 hour before. Foot passengers must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. The port has a terminal to accommodate the ferry, operated by Wightlink, to Portsmouth located across the Solent on the UK mainland.