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Ryde Ferry Port
Located on the North East of the Island, Ryde is the largest town with its port the passenger gateway to mainland UK. Wightlink ferries operate from Ryde to Portsmouth Harbour with Hovertravel operating its Hoverbus on the route to Southsea seafront.
You can reach Ryde ferry port on the following routes:
Directions To and From Ryde Ferry Port
Address (Wightlink): Ryde Pier Head Catamaran Terminal, Ryde Pier Head, The Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HF.
Address (Hovertravel): Ryde Hoverport, Quay Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HB
Getting to Ryde Ferry Port
From Newport, follow the A3054 to Ryde. Once in Ryde, make your way to the Esplanade. For the hovercraft, the Hoverport is situated next to the Ice Rink. Wightlink ferries leave from the Pier Head but there is currenlty no vehicle access directly to the pier, you may either walk along the pier or take the train to or from Ryde Esplanade.
South West Trains Island Line runs direct trains from Brading, Sandown, Shanklin and other stations to Ryde Pier Head. For Wightlink ferries, National Rail services go directly to the ferry terminal (Ryde Pier Head Station is within the same interchange as the ferry terminal).
Several of the Southern Vectis bus routes operate to Ryde Esplanade. From there you can walk to the Terminal.
Ryde Ferry Port Facilities
A Costa Coffee Shop is located at the Wightlink terminal. A Costa Coffee Express machine can be found within the Hovertravel terminal.
Disabled toilet facilities are available at both terminals. Please advise of any special requirements at the time of booking. For passengers travelling with Hovertravel, please note that motorised wheelchairs must have a sealed battery. Hovertravel cannot carry motorised scooters or people movers however they are able to provide a wheelchair (free of charge) for travel between ports.
Parking at Ryde Ferry Port
Wightlink Ferries: Car parking at the Terminal is available. A toll charge of £1 per vehicle is payable for cars, light vans and motorcycles. This must be payable in cash at the coin-operated machine situated at the entrance to Ryde Pier. The toll charge entitles you to up to one hour’s free parking. There is no charge for pedestrians or cyclists. For longer stays, please buy your parking ticket from the Pay & Display machine or Wightlink Ticket Office.
Hovertravel: Quay Road in Ryde has a large pay and display car park which is owned and operated by the Isle of Wight Council. Located next to Ryde Hoverport it has provision for long and short stay parking.
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