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Coronavirus ferry travel advice
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Southsea is a typical seaside town with a beach and two piers, the South Parade Pier and the Clarence pier. Both of these piers host amusement arcades and there is also a permanent funfair adjacent to the Clarence pier. The short crossing from Southsea to Ryde is made fast and efficient by Hovertravel. The route links the British mainland to the Isle of Wight, and using the simple booking form from AFerry, you can easily find the right ferry for you.
Below you can find Southsea ferry times, as well as our best deals.
Ferries to and from Southsea
Hovertravel's fleet consists of very efficient high speed amphibious hovercrafts with a capacity of carrying about 130 passengers and capable of reaching speeds above 45 knots.
These Hovercrafts have spacious interiors and are designed to provide great comfort and reliability to the passengers even in adverse weather conditions.
Hovertravel offer great deals and promotions on Southsea ferries and you can take advantage of these by booking simply and securely online with AFerry.
Southsea port facilities
Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent between Southsea and Ryde (Isle of Wight). There are a number of long and short term parking areas very close to the Hoverport which are operated by the local councils.
Getting to Southsea
Travel towards Portsmouth and onto the M27. Join the M275 and continue past the continental ferry port towards Portsmouth. Follow the signs for Isle of Wight ferries, Seafront and Historic Waterfront. From here on, follow the signs for the hovercraft. There is a large council operated pay and display car park opposite the hovercraft terminal. Southsea Hoverport address: Southsea, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth. PO5 3AD.
By Train & Hoverbus
Alight at Portsmouth & Southsea Railway Station and follow the signs to the Hoverbus. You will cross the road by the zebra crossing leading you to the Hoverbus stop (see map below). Our specially operated Hoverbus Service will take you directly to our Southsea Terminal for just £1.20 per person. The Hoverbus connects with our hovercraft and will make sure you are at the Hovercraft Terminal in time for your craft. It couldn't be easier!
Southsea, located on the UK South Coast, is the ideal passenger gateway to the Isle of Wight and is easily accessible from all parts of the country by road and rail. Southsea is a small seaside resort, less than a mile from the Portsmouth City Centre.
Southsea is a typical seaside town with a beach and two piers, the South Parade Pier and Clarence Pier. Both piers host amusement arcades and there is also a permanent funfair adjacent to the Clarence Pier and the Hoverport. The Southsea Common hosts a number of open air concerts and events through the summer, bringing masses of people to the area.
There are many attractions on Southsea Seafront including Southsea Castle, the Blue Reef Aquarium along with Britain's only museum dedicated to all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, the D- Day Museum. With only a short 5 minute Hoverbus journey, the Spinnaker Tower and the Historic Dockyard can be reached. The Spinnaker Tower is situated on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays, it offers amazing 350º panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour, the South coast and the Isle of Wight, with views stretching out for up to 23 miles. Breathtaking by day and a glittering sea of lights by night.