Southampton to Shanklin

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  1. 387star

    387star Established Member

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    Why are there always two options be it return or single off peak or standard which are identical but one is slightly more expensive both any permitted or am I missing something?

    This from an Avantix machine
     
  2. cav1975

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    Probably one via Wightlink and the other via Hovertravel
     
  3. Merseysider

    Merseysider Established Member Fares Advisor

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    Yes, that is correct.

    The cheaper option (prints on a ticket as ANY PERM+HOVRTVL) is for passage on the hovercraft; the higher fare (prints as ANY PERM+WIGHTLK) is for passage on the ferry.

    From Brighton, the only fares are Any Permitted, which do not allow passage on the hovercraft, only on the ferry. Brighton + hovercraft requires a ticket to Ryde Hoverport and then a separate ticket from Ryde to Shanklin.

    And from Portsmouth, there are cheaper Any Permitted+Hovertravel tickets which are not valid on the ferry. There are more expensive Any Permitted tickets which aren't valid on the hovercraft, but are on the ferry.

    Then from places like Taunton, you have advance fares routed VIA SALISBURY which don't have any mention of a ferry on the ticket and don't even print off a counted place reservation for it.

    Simple! ;)
     
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  4. infobleep

    infobleep Established Member

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    So is the Hoverport cheaper than the ferry or does it depend on which station you are travelling from and /or too?
     
  5. cav1975

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    Does the via Hovertravel version include the "Hoverbus" connection in Portsmouth, or does that have to be paid for separately?
     
  6. wibble

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    Yes


    Hovercraft is cheaper than the ferry. As it's a fixed add-on price, it won't make any difference where you travel from.
     
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