Wightlink Ferries, with its predecessors, has been connecting the mainland with the Isle of Wight by ferry for over 160 years!

Wightlink Ferries have taken the service from its early pioneering days of steam travel to its present position sailing between the mainland and the Isle of Wight up to 150 times a day with 3 routes.

A modern fleet of car ferries sail from Lymington to Yarmouth and Portsmouth to Fishbourne while high-speed foot passenger catamarans operated on the Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier crossing.

Wightlink are the main link between the Isle of Wight and the mainland and every year carry over 4.8 million passengers. They provide Island residents with an easy and frequent service to the mainland, as well as giving millions of holidaymakers from all across the UK and beyond a taste of Island life.

With directferries.com you can find Wightlink timetables, fares and book Wightlink ferry tickets. Where applicable we’ll also compare Wightlink with alternative ferry companies.

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Wightlink customer reviews

  • "august 2015"

    very good. enjoyable trip. friendly staff. good value. didn't try catering.

    'Dan' travelled with Wightlink

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  • "Excellent trip"

    My family recently took our first day trip to the Isle of Wight, travelling between Lymington and Yarmouth. The facilities at Lymington were very good, clean with a Costa Coffee at the terminal, leading through to a lovely terrace overlooking the estuary. The queuing procedure was well organised but does depend on people being back in their cars at loading time, otherwise it causes delays for everyone. The ship was clean and the crossing very pleasant and only took 40 minutes. We stood on deck as the weather was good and there was plenty to see in the Solent. It was silly season for wasps which were buzzing around the waste bins, presenting a hazard for children. Parents beware! The return journey was just as efficient and this time we sat in the comfortable lounge, where there was plenty of seating and a great view. Very well organised and thoroughly recommended. Well done Wightlink!

    'Graham' travelled 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 with Wightlink

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  • "Enjoyable experience"

    Quick efficient service

    'Carol' travelled with Wightlink

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