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Portsmouth to Fishbourne Car & Passenger Ferry

This crossing is approximately 45 minutes aboard our
largest ferries and connects Central and East Wight with
the mainland. There are café-bar facilities, spacious
lounges, observation decks and frequent round-the-clock
sailings all year.

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Portsmouth Gunwharf Ferry Port Information

In this section for each port (tabs above) you can find useful information for ferry travel to the Isle of Wight including maps, transport links, rail station location, parking, and accessibility information for disabled people.

Gunwharf Road car ferry terminal is a 10 minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour
Railway Station and The Hard Interchange bus station. National Rail and bus
and coach services direct to the catamaran terminal (Portsmouth Harbour
Station and The Hard bus station are within the same interchange as the
catamaran terminal).

Map of Portmouth Gunwharf Ferry Terminal

  • Portsmouth Gunwharf Ferry Terminal

Portsmouth Gunwharf Ferry Terminal

Gunwharf Road
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 2LA

We have 2 terminals in Portsmouth - Portsmouth Harbour for the passenger catamaran service to Ryde Pier and the Gunwharf Terminal for the car ferry service to Fishbourne.

Gunwharf Terminal - Car Ferry Terminal

Gunwharf Road Car Ferry Terminal is a 10 minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station and The Hard Interchange bus station. National Rail and bus and coach services run directly to the Portsmouth Harbour Catamaran Terminal (Portsmouth Harbour Station and The Hard bus station are within the same interchange as the Catamaran Terminal).

In the summer a shuttle bus operates between the Portsmouth International Port and The Hard Interchange for connections to the catamarans.


Please arrive at the Car Ferry Terminal at least 30 minutes prior to sailing time to allow for ticket collection or when connecting from train services.

 

Our facilities include:

  • Ticket Office
  • Quay Shop and Costa Coffee shop
  • Toilets

Quay Shop and Costa Coffee

At our Portsmouth Gunwharf Car Ferry Terminal you will find our new Costa Coffee shop which serves a wide range of Costa delights including sandwiches and pastries and our Quay Shop offering hot beverages and a range of products including newspapers, magazines, confectionery and alcohol. This is handy if you need to make last minute purchases like toiletries and cleaning products. Quay Shop and Costa Coffee are open 7 days a week from 07:00 to 21:00.

Transport Links

For more travel information visit:

Portsmouth Tourist Information

Parking in Portsmouth

There is a car park opposite the Car Ferry Terminal in Gunwharf Road (approximately a 10 minute walk to the Catamaran Terminal).

£ from 01/10/13
0-2 hours
1.50
2-16 hours 6.00
16-24 hours or part thereafter
8.00
Evening Special; valid for parking 16:00-05:00 4.00

30 Day Parking Season Tickets are available to Foot Passenger Multilink Ticket and Season Ticket Holders at the following rates depending on the ferry ticket(s) held:

Ticket held from 01/10/13
Weekly Season Ticket n/a
30 Day Season Ticket /Academic Season Ticket /book of 60 single passenger Multilinks 65.00
90 Day Season Ticket 63.00
Annual Season Ticket 58.50

We’re sorry, but our car park will be closed on the dates shown below.

This is so we can provide more check-in space for our customers and ease congestion in the City over busy periods. 

12:00 Fri 23-May-14 to 22:00 Sat 24-May-14
12:00 Wed 11-Jun-14 to 22:00 Fri 13-Jun-14
12:00 Thu 24-Jul-14 to 22:00 Sat 26-Jul-14
12:00 Thu 31-Jul-14 to 22:00 Sat 02-Aug-14
12:00 Thu 07-Aug-14 to 22:00 Sat 09-Aug-14
12:00 Thu 14-Aug-14 to 22:00 Sat 16-Aug-14
12:00 Thu 21-Aug-14 to 22:00 Sat 23-Aug-14
12:00 Thu 28-Aug-14 to 22:00 Sat 30-Aug-14
12:00 Wed 03-Sep-14 to 22:00 Fri 05-Sep-14

Alternative car parks are marked on the map above - they are not operated by Wightlink and you are advised to check opening times and tariffs with the operators.Click for Portsmouth City Council Parking pages. Broad Street car park and Camber Quay car park are the closet to the Gunwharf Road car ferry terminal.

Gunwharf Quays Car Park

We have negotiated special rates with Gunwharf Quays for 24 hour parking for Wightlink customers (on production of a valid Wightlink Ticket/receipt) of just £8.00 per 24 hour period (excluding festival dates).
Simply present your Wightlink ticket or receipt at the Gunwharf Quays Car Park Office, during office opening hours to take advantage of this offer. If not in possession of your ticket when travelling please ensure you ask for a receipt at our Ticket Office when collecting your tickets.

Office Opening Hours
Mon - 07:30 - Midnight
Tues - 07:30 - Midnight
Wed - 07:30 - 02:00
Thurs - 07:30 - Midnight
Fri - 07:30 - 03:00
Sat - 07:30 - 03:00
Sun - 07:30 – Midnight

Europa House Car Park

The car park can be found at Wickham Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3EF.

Opening Times
Monday to Friday – 08:00 – 19:45
Saturday & Sunday – 07:15 – 20:00

If you have any queries regarding Gunwharf Quays Car Park or Europa House Car Park please contact 02392 836762.

Portsmouth Park & Ride - No overnight parking

Now it’s really easy to get into Portsmouth by car, with the state-of-the-art park & ride service.

Simply park in the large, secure car park and hop on the frequent park & ride buses that will drop you off in the heart of the city, The Hard Interchange close to Gunwharf Quays and the Historic Dockyard. 

Daily prices start from £3.50pp.

For more information visit the Park & Ride website here. 

Travel updates for Portsmouth to Fishbourne Ferry Route

Service Status Updated 24/07/2014 

 

Portsmouth  Fishbourne

All services are running to advertised timetables

 

Portsmouth – Ryde Catamaran 

All services are running to advertised timetables

 

Lymington – Yarmouth 

All services are running to advertised timetables

 

 

Portsmouth – Fishbourne – 25/26/27/28 July 2014 

 

We’ve had to make some changes to our Portsmouth–Fishbourne car ferry service this coming weekend (25/26/27/28 July). This is due to carrying out a thorough investigation of the problem with St Helen’s mezzanine deck. We will continue to provide a frequent service and are running nine additional return sailings whilst we await the return of St Helen.Please check in 30 minutes before your booked sailing. Affected customers are being prioritised on the next available departure. We’d like to take this opportunity to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the unavoidable changes. 

The timetable will be:

 

Friday 25th July 2014
From Portsmouth From Fishbourne
  0100
0300 0400
0500 0600
0600 0700
0630 0730
0700 0800
0800 0900
0830 0930
0900 1000
1000 1100
1030 1130
1100 1200
1200 1300
1230 1330
1300 1400
1400 1500
1430 1530
1500 1600
1600 1700
1630 1730
1700 1800
1800 1900
1830 1930
1900 2000
2000 2100
2030 2130
2100 - additional sailing 2200 - additional sailing
2200 2300
2359

 


 

Saturday 26th July 2014
From Portsmouth From Fishbourne
  0100
0300 0400
0500 0600
0600 0700
0630 - additional sailing 0730 - additional sailing
0700 0800
0800 0900
0830 0930
0900 1000
1000 1100
1030 1130
1100 1200
1200 1300
1230 1330
1300 1400
1400 1500
1430 1530
1500 1600
1600 1700
1630 - additional sailing 1730 - additional sailing
1700 1800
1800 1900
1830 - additional sailing 1930 - additional sailing
1900 2000
2000 2100
2030 - additional sailing 2130 - additional sailing
2100  2200
2359

 


 

Sunday 27th July 2014
From Portsmouth From Fishbourne
  0100
0300 0400
0500 0600
0600 0700
0700 0800
0800 0900
0900 1000
0930 1030
1000 1100
1100 1200
1130 1230
1200 1300
1300 1400
1330 1430
1400 1500
1430 1530
1500 1600
1530 1630
1600 1700
1700 1800
1730 - additional sailing 1830 - additional sailing
1800 1900
1900 2000
1930 - additional sailing 2030 - additional sailing
2000 2100
2100 2200
2359

 

 

Monday 28th July 2014
From Portsmouth From Fishbourne
  0100
0300 0400
0500 0600
0600 0700
0630 0730
0700 0800
0800 0900
0830 0930
0900 1000
1000 1100
1030 1130
1100 1200
1200 1300
1230 1330
1300 1400
1400 1500
1430 1530
1500 1600
1600 1700
1630 1730
1700 1800
1800 1900
1830 - additional sailing 1930 - additional sailing
1900 2000
2000 2100
2030 - additional sailing 2130 - additional sailing
2100 2200
2359

 


 

Statement from Wightlink Ferries – Saturday 19 July: 12:00


Wightlink Ferries conducted full safety checks on its other ferries overnight following the incident which affected the St Helen last night.  Engineers inspected and tested the mezzanine decks before returning the ships to service.  St Helen remains out of service.
The checks follow the incident which affected St Helen’s car deck at 22:16 on Friday 18 July.  The 21:30 St Helen car ferry sailing from Portsmouth Gunwharf arrived at Fishbourne with 181 passengers and 11 crew on board and, as part of the usual disembarkation process, after vehicles on the lower deck had left the ship, the starboard forward mezzanine deck with nine cars on board was lowered. When it was a short distance from the deck below, it dropped a few feet and made contact with the lower deck.

As a precautionary measure, three passengers and one crew member were taken to St Mary’s Hospital by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.  All four have been discharged. A member of Wightlink’s management team attended the hospital to support customers.
As well as conducting its own investigation, Wightlink will be cooperating fully with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency investigations.  While those investigations are underway, Wightlink will not be making further comment on the possible cause of the incident.

St Helen, in common with all Wightlink ferries, is inspected regularly by external surveyors. The last independent engineering survey of the ship, including its mezzanine decks, took place in May 2014 following her annual maintenance and refit.
No significant disruption is expected as a result of the incident, however as a result of St Helen being out of service, minor delays are expected from Portsmouth Gunwharf between 10:00 and 14:00 and from Fishbourne between 11:00 and 13:00 today.

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Lymington - Yarmouth Ferry
Portsmouth - Ryde Catamaran
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