Southsea Hoverport

Southsea ferry port is 1 mile from Portsmouth and offers hovercraft travel to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

Catch a crossing to Southsea ferry terminal on these routes:

Southsea Hovercraft Terminal Map and Directions

Address (For Hovertravel hovercrafts to Ryde): Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 3AD

Southsea Hoverport is only about 1.3 miles (6 minutes) by car from: Portsmouth Harbour (Catamaran Terminal, The Hard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3PS);
1.1 miles (5 minutes) by car from: Portsmouth Gunwharf Road Ferry Terminal, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LA;
and 2.5 miles (10 minutes) by car from: Portsmouth International Port (George Byng Way, Portsmouth PO2 8SP).

For details of ferry travel to the Isle of Wight, the CHannel Islands and France from Portsmouth, see Portsmouth Ferry Port.

About Southsea

Southsea Hoverport is situated just a mile from Portsmouth in Hampshire and is the passenger gateway to Ryde on the Isle of Wight. With a crossing time of just 10 minutes, Hovertravel operate up to 39 sailings each day.

Getting to Southsea Hoverport

By Car

Head towards Portsmouth and onto the M27. Join the M275 and continue past the continental ferry port towards Portsmouth, following the signs for Isle of Wight ferries, Seafront and Historic Waterfront. You'll now see signs for the Hovercraft which you now need to follow.

By Train

Leave the train at Portsmouth & Southsea Station and follow the signs to the Hoverbus - bus stop C. See below for details of the Hoverbus service.

By Bus

The specially operated Hoverbus Service takes you directly from the train station to the Southsea Hovercraft Terminal. Prices are £1.70/Adult & £1.50/Child. The Hoverbus connects with our hovercraft and will make sure you are at the Hovercraft Terminal in time for your craft.

Southsea Hoverport Facilities

Café/ Bar

The terminal has a comfortable waiting area with a Costa Coffee Express machine as well as various vending machines selling a variety of crisps and snacks. Free wifi is also available - search and select 'Hovertravel-FREE-WIFI' to enjoy complimentary internet access whilst you wait at the terminal.

Disabled Facilities

There is Disabled access to the terminal and toilets are located inside.

Motorised wheelchairs must have a sealed battery. Hovertravel cannot carry motorised scooters or people movers however they are able to provide a wheelchair for use (free of charge) to travel between the ports. Please advise staff on arrival if you wish to travel in a wheelchair. We also suggest that you advise of any special requirements at the time of booking.

Parking at Southsea Hoverport

'Southsea -The Esplanade' is a large council operated pay and display car park which is located directly opposite the port. Both long and short stay parking is available. Additional parking is available behind Clarence Pier funfair, adjacent to Southsea Common and further along the Esplanade at D-Day Museum and Pyramids.

Port information is provided by Eurodrive for guidance only.