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A very quick and efficient service

This ferry provides a very quick and easy way to get to Southampton from the other side of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Sure winner with the grandchildren

This is a great outing with our grandchildren (ages 6, 3 and 1). They love the ferry trip which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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This scheduled ferry service operates every half hour between Southampton's Town Quay and Hythe Pier, passing by Ocean Terminal that is home of the QE2.
Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
+44 23 8084 0722
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Reviewed yesterday

This ferry provides a very quick and easy way to get to Southampton from the other side of Southampton Water. We travelled on a very windy day (40mph+) and we were concerned that the ferry would stop after we’d arrived and we’d be stuck but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great outing with our grandchildren (ages 6, 3 and 1). They love the ferry trip which isn’t too long and provides much to look at.....then once that is done....there is a train: very heaven! We take a picnic and eat it on...More

Thank Jennyml1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend, pleasant staff , reasonable prices and we had a great surprise at the other end to travel on the world's oldest pier train for free ! The kids loved it definitely worth doing if you have half a day to fill

Thank Stacey P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out. If we had more time, would have been even better to stay longer in The New Forest. The operators of the ferry, train and bus are well informed and Super friendly. Glad we did it.

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great trip from Southampton to Hythe. Fantastic little pier train in Hythe. Every one must travel to Hythe on this ferry. Very good time keeping going and return.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to travel from Hythe when staying in the area, to Souhampton.Ferry runs every half hour,you board a train first to take you to the end of the pier,which my grandson loved well worth a trip !

Thank Jillian W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped off at Hythe Pier whilst out on the New Forest bus tour with my two boys. We rode on the oldest train in the world which is located on the pier itself and takes you to the end of the pier where you...More

Thank rachael b
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Great way to get from Southampton to Hythe which is a really cute and quiet place. I found the King George the 5th seat on the Hythe Tram by chance and sat in it, I was so impressed!

Thank Fay G
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This is an ideal day out with the children - or grandchildren! Car park in Hythe nearby, short walk to ferry signposted and very important clean public looks next to ferry port. Our grandchildren (7, 6 and 3) were so excited about the little train...More

Thank SusieeQ
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Very convenient way to travel to Ryde except that there was some problem with one of the ferries and we waited for about an hour to get on board.

Thank eillamo
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4 August 2018|
Response from Dave b | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid £7 each return. Don’t know about concessions sorry.
Elaine H
14 July 2018|
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Response from postscript65 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you have the answer. It may be limited now but even in the days before car transport, many people boarded with bicycles.
june k
18 June 2017|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
Hello, only just seen your question, sorry for the delay in responding. There is a New Forest open top tour bus that definitely includes a stop at the Beaulieu Motor Museum. Google New Forest Tour. I know the tour bus is... More