Wightlink Ferries

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Travelling by Ferry

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Visiting the South East from the continent by ferry couldn't be easier, with a number of ferry operators running routes from France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain to ports in the South East England.  There are also around 182 sailings a day from various ports in the South East to the Isle of Wight and a host of smaller passenger ferries (mainly foot passengers) offering alternative ways of travelling to and from destinations in the South.

Below is a list of the ferry ports servicing South East England, as well as their respective connections. Please follow the links for a list of applicable crossing times.

Harwich International Port

  • Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands

Timetable of crossings for Harwich International Port

Port of Dover

  • Calais, France
  • Dunkerque, France

Timetable of crossings for Port of Dover

Newhaven Ferry Port

  • Dieppe, France

Timetable of crossings for Newhaven Ferry Port

Portsmouth Ferry Port

  • Caen, France
  • Cherbourg, France
  • Le Havre, France
  • St Malo, France
  • Bilbao, Spain
  • Santander, Spain
  • Jersey
  • Guernsey

Portsmouth Ferry Port Information

Port of Ramsgate

  • Ostend, Belgium

Poole Ferry Port

  • Cherbourg, France
  • Jersey (April - Oct)
  • Guernsey (April - Oct)

Poole Ferry Port Information

There are also direct ferry routes from Isle of Man, Isle of Scilly, Ireland and Norwary to and from the UK, but these do not arrive into the South East.

Isle of Wight

With around 182 sailings a day to the Isle of Wight it's easy to include a visit to the island as part of your South East holiday plans.  You can choose to sail from Portsmouth, Lymington or Southampton, arriving into Ryde, Fishbourne, Yarmouth, East or West Cowes.

Enjoy the unique experience of flying above the waves with a trip of the Hovertravel from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight.  This is the fastest way of reaching the Isle of Wight and only commercially operated hovercraft route in the world.

Wightlink ferries operates both foot and car passenger services from Portsmouth in Hampshire to Fishbourne, or Lymington in the New Forest to Yarmouth. Red Funnel operates a daily car and high-speed foot passenger service from Southampton to East or West Cowes.

Other Passenger Ferries

  • Gosport Ferry - (foot passengers & bikes)  links Portsmouth to Gosport
  • Hayling Island Ferry - (foot passengers & bikes) links Portsmouth to Hayling Island
  • Hythe Ferry - (foot passengers & bikes) links Southampton to Hythe, Hampshire
  • Cowes Floating Bridge, vehicular chain ferry (cars and foot passengers) - links Cowes to East Cowes, Isle of Wight 

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  1. Thames Rivercruise

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    Caversham, Reading

  2. Harwich International Port

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    Harwich

    Harwich International Port is one of the UK’s leading multi-purpose freight and passenger ports.

  3. Passenger Boat Association

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    Wallingford

  4. Poole Ferry Port

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    Poole

    Poole Ferry Terminal has a central position on the South Coast and is easily reached from London, the Midlands and the West Country.

  5. Port of Ramsgate

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    Ramsgate

    The Port of Ramsgate is one of 26 municipal ports in England and Wales and it is set on 32 acres of dedicated port land.

  6. Portsmouth International Port

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    Portsmouth

    Portsmouth International Port is perfectly positioned for ferries, cruise and cargo.

  7. Wightlink Ferries

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    Portsmouth

    Wightlink is the largest ferry operator to the Isle of Wight, operating round the clock, 365 days a year, and offering a choice of three routes across the Solent.

    Car ferries operate between Portsmouth and Fishbourne on the east of the Island.…

  8. Newhaven Ferry Port

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    Newhaven

    Newhaven ferry port is the easiest and closest link to France via Dieppe. 

  9. Hovertravel

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    Ryde

    Hovertravel, the only scheduled Hovercraft operator in Europe, is the quickest way to reach the Isle of Wight. This fast service also has a frequent timetable starting from 6am and running throughout the day until 9pm.

  10. Port of Dover

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    Dover

    The Port of Dover is Europe’s busiest ferry port, a vital international gateway for the movement of people and trade.

  11. Southampton Cruise Port

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    Southampton

    Discover Southampton Cruise Port, the UK's busiest cruise hub. Offering five impressive passenger cruise terminals. City, Horizon, Ocean, Mayflower & QEII Cruise Terminals. Enhance your next vacation by accessing our free Southampton Cruise Port…