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Hythe Ferry

Address: Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 840722
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Ranked #11 of 156 things to do in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This scheduled ferry service operates every half hour between Southampton's Town Quay and Hythe...
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Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This little ferry is an inexpensive way to get across the Solent avoiding the traffic. You get marvellous views of the busy port and ships coming in and out while crossing and experience the weird little train taking you down the long Hythe pier at the other end. Take bikes and cycle to Lepe country park to look at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Provides an excellent service from Hythe across the water to Southampton. Reasonably priced. Also provides tickets for Redjet to the Isle of Wight. Oldest pier train in Great Britain

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have taken my grandchildren on the ferry to Hythe on many occasions and they have enjoyed the view of the ships and the ride on the little train down the pier. One Good Friday we were even treated to free hot cross buns. The crew have always been most helpful and friendly and I would fully recommend the Hythe... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

kids love this experience espeshally with a train ride too. reasonably priced. laid back staff . good and friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A great walk on the pier while waiting for the ferry, you can also book a ticket on the small train if you don't want to walk, it'll drive right towards the ferry.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I use the ferry a lot. It's really pleasant the crew are friendly and it's a great way to see the cruise liners when they are in.

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Bushey, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Friendly staff. Pleasant voyage particularly if it follows a cruise liner out. Reasonably priced, great way to get from Hythe to Southampton and back

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Fawley, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Many people living in the 'Waterside' area are quite fond of their pier in Hythe which transports you by a small wooden train so that you can board the Hythe Ferry for a trip across to Town Quay. OR - if you live in Southampton, you can do the trip in reverse. One of the best times to travel this... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We found the charm of the little railway to transport us to the end of the pier very delightful and added protection from the wind and the rain.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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265 reviews 265 reviews
129 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Travelled with bike from hythe to soton part way through a 50 bike ride. Reasonably priced and very convenient. Ferry itself is showing its age but the 15min ride was fine.

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