Ryde Esplanade Station & Wightlink

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  1. bella

    bella Member

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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?
     
  2. paul1609

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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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  3. cav1975

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    If you have a senior railcard you should be able to buy a Ryde Esplanade - Portsmouth Harbour rail/ferry single for £9.45.
     
  4. bella

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    Thank you both
     
  5. Brucey

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    You can also buy the £9.70 ticket online direct from Wightlink.
     
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    Greenback Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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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.
     
  7. Brucey

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    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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    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
     
  10. bella

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    Thanks all. I believe Islander is £16.
     
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