Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferry

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Journey Information

23 ferries operate daily from Portsmouth to Fishbourne. The ferry trip from Portsmouth to Fishbourne is usually about 48 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Wightlink ferry can get you there in as little as 40 minutes.

Distance8 mi (13 km)
Shortest duration0h 40m
Cheapest price€15.06
Trips per day23
Most frequent serviceWightlink
Ferry lines1

What ferry companies travel from Portsmouth to Fishbourne?

There is one ferry company that operates from Portsmouth to Fishbourne. Wightlink is the only company that connects the two cities by ferry. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled ferries per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Wightlink230h 49m€19.59
  • Wightlink is a leading ferry company in the UK, connecting the south coast of England to the enchanting Isle of Wight. With three routes and over 140 daily sailings, Wightlink offers convenient travel options for approximately 3.8 million passengers annually. The fleet of modern ferries provides comfortable amenities such as ample seating, entertainment screens, onboard shopping, dining options, restrooms, and indoor and outdoor decks, ensuring a pleasant and enjoyable journey for passengers exploring the wonders of the Isle of Wight.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ferry usually takes around 48 minutes to cover the 8 miles (13 kilometers) from Portsmouth to Fishbourne. However, the fastest ferry only takes 40 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly.

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne is on Sunday. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Sunday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Sunday is the way to go.

The earliest ferry leaves Portsmouth at 03:00. The latest ferry leaves Portsmouth at 23:00. To see the times for all ferries between the first and last ones, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 23 scheduled ferries that travel from Portsmouth to Fishbourne every day. Of these, 23 are direct ferries, meaning that you do not have to change ferries at any point during your trip.

City Information


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Portsmouth, located on the South coast of England, is home to several important historical dockyards and thus a storied maritime heritage. Though many people travel here to experience the nautical atmosphere, Portsmouth also offers many attractions and experiences to suit every taste.

For a taste of the sea, Henry VIII's Mary Rose is a must-see attraction, as well as Lord Nelson's famous HMS Victory. Both ships are accompanied by museums where visitors can learn more about these significant historical warships. If the weather drives you inside, take a walk around the Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, hosting a variety of displays and recreations of how life has changed in Portsmouth over the centuries. To see the whole city all at once, climb Spinnaker Tower to see the city from 170 meters high. Finally, if you're feeling brave, walk across the glass Sky Walk to see the waves crash on the shore beneath your feet.

Due to its many ports, Portsmouth is accessible via ferry, as well as train, car, and bus. The South Western Railway makes getting to Portsmouth from London and other southern towns easy, while National Express and Megabus provide bus services that link many other major towns and cities.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Portsmouth?

Main departure station: Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal

Most ferries depart from the main station in Portsmouth.

All ferry stations in Portsmouth:

  • Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal

Where does the ferry arrive in Fishbourne?

Main arrival station: Fishbourne Port Ferry Terminal

All ferries from Portsmouth arrive at one main station in Fishbourne.

Ferry stations in Fishbourne:

  • Fishbourne Port Ferry Terminal

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