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Old 21st February 2017, 16:49   #1
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Default Ryde Esplanade Station & Wightlink

Can a single Senior Citizen's Wightlink ferry ticket (£9.70) be bought here? If not, apart from online or top of Pier Head (a long walk?) where else on the IOW can it be bought in advance?
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Old 21st February 2017, 22:17   #2
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Worth giving the ticket office at Fishbourne a ring to see if they can help you if that's convi
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Old 21st February 2017, 22:22   #3
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Can a single Senior Citizen's Wightlink ferry ticket (£9.70) be bought here? If not, apart from online or top of Pier Head (a long walk?) where else on the IOW can it be bought in advance?
If you have a senior railcard you should be able to buy a Ryde Esplanade - Portsmouth Harbour rail/ferry single for £9.45.
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Old 16th March 2017, 15:49   #4
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Thank you both
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Old 18th March 2017, 12:55   #5
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You can also buy the £9.70 ticket online direct from Wightlink.
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Old 19th March 2017, 17:35   #6
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The rail and feryr ticket is cheaper, though there's not much in it. So there's no need for a walk along the pier!

I remember visiting Southampton once, and finding that a rail plus ferry ticket from Millbrook to Cowes West was cheaper than just buying a ferry ticket.
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The rail and feryr ticket is cheaper, though there's not much in it. So there's no need for a walk along the pier!

I remember visiting Southampton once, and finding that a rail plus ferry ticket from Millbrook to Cowes West was cheaper than just buying a ferry ticket.
In the case of Hovertravel, a train ticket is always cheaper if you have a railcard (£17.55 anytime return, £13.15 anytime day return, £13.00 off peak day return and £12.70 super off peak day return) vs £21.00 for just a hovercraft day return.

Last time I enquired, the train ticket even included the Hoverbus from Portsmouth & Southsea to the hoverport.

There's also some special fare for Interrail pass holders (around £5 for a return IIRC).
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Old 19th March 2017, 17:47   #8
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I didn't have a railcard, which is why I was so surprised!
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Do you intend on visiting the IoW railway on the day? If you do there's an "Island Liner" ticket that covers the Island Line and the IoW railway, think it's about £12 though I don't think it covers ferry travel over to the Island
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Thanks all. I believe Islander is £16.
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