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Hovertravel

The fast, friendly and frequent Isle of Wight connection

The world’s only scheduled passenger hovercraft crosses to the Isle of Wight in just 10 minutes, making it the Solent’s fastest passenger service.

Fast

Hovertravel crosses the Solent from Southsea, Portsmouth to Ryde, Isle of Wight in under ten minutes.

Its craft hover over land and sea meaning that they don’t need a pier and can drop passengers off directly on the shore.

With terminals that are highly accessible for coach & bus transfers and with convenient parking close by, Hovertravel is ideal for a day trip or holiday on the Isle of Wight.

Hovertravel’s Hoverbus is the perfect way to travel around Portsmouth and Southsea and has fantastic rail connections.

Friendly

Take advantage of Hovertravel’s group discounts, priority boarding, help from friendly staff and free luggage transfer.

Hovertravel has plenty of great value combined travel and attraction tickets for both the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth.

Travelling across the Solent on a cushion of air in under ten minutes with Hovertravel is a unique experience and with such quality service the hovercraft journey will be truly memorable.

A hovercraft of Hovertravel
Hovertravel’s hovercraft offer a frequent service to the Isle of Wight

Frequent

Hovertravel offers a year-round passenger service. During commuter times there is a crossing every 15 minutes to make connecting onto onward transport even easier. Outside of these times, in the summer Hovertravel operate a crossing every 30 minutes and in the winter every hour.

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