If you don’t live on the Isle Of Wight and you haven’t bought a travel and ticket package from one of our ferry operators, you will need to book your ferry crossings to and from the Island. 

Please do this as soon as possible in order to secure the best possible crossing times and prices:


Wightlink – www.wightlink.co.uk/bestival / 0333 999 7333

Wightlink foot passenger ‘Catamaran’ runs from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head in around 20 minutes. 

Wightlink car and passenger ferries run from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth in approx. 35 minutes.


Red Funnel – www.redfunnel.co.uk/bestival / 0844 844 9988

Red Funnel passenger/vehicle ferries go from Southampton to East Cowes in approx 50 mins. 

Foot passengers can also travel on the ‘Red Jet’ service from Southampton to West Cowes which takes approx 20 mins.


Hovertravel – www.hovertravel.co.uk / 08434 878887

Hovertravel takes 10 minutes to reach the Isle of Wight. 

Its foot-passenger hovercraft departs Southsea seafront in Portsmouth and travels to Ryde town on the Island.