Portsmouth has good Ferry links with Gosport and the Isle of Wight.

For timetable and ticket information please visit WightlinkGosport Ferry and Hovertravel.

Discounts on Season tickets 

Commuters who use the Gosport ferry can buy a season ticket at a discounted price. 

The council also offers staff an interest free loan to buy the annual ferry season ticket, repayable in 10 equal monthly payments which comes straight out of your salary. 

Benefits of an annual ferry season ticket

  • no need to queue to buy your ticket
  • all year round travel, to include evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Gosport commuters can avoid the traffic jams and reduce their travel time


Staff can also get 20% off Hovertravel to the Isle of Wight on standard adult and children’s fares for yourself and a friend. A member of staff needs to be travelling.

Portsmouth City Council ID must be presented when buying tickets on the day of travel. Discount is subject to availability.

Season ticket prices

To apply

Staff must provide passports photos when applying for the ferry discount.  To apply please download the ferry form below and send it to the Travel and Benefits team on 023 9283 1351.

Please check for any changes with the relevant ferry company before you complete the form.

More information about annual travel loans from the council can be found on the Interest Free Loan page 


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