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Hythe Ferry

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Address: Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 840722
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Description: This scheduled ferry service operates every half hour between...
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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Hythe Ferry, excellent service between Hythe and Southampton. Take a train to the ferry along the Pier, or a lovely stroll and take in the history, which is promulgated along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Hythe Ferry, excellent service between Hythe and Southampton. Take a train to the ferry along the Pier, or a lovely stroll and take in the history, which is promulgated along the route. Very competitive pricing, crew very helpful, lovely short trip across the test, once is Southampton, a short stroll away from the city centre, lots more history promulgated along... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The tonka train down the pier at Hythe is an adventure for the granddaughters every trip and we love the short trip across Southampton Water to Town Quay. What better way to go shopping than the boat/bus/train?

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

How difficult is it to be polite and helpful? Apparently impossible based on the old bloke they place on the Southampton side. Furious!

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Bolney
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We boarded the electric train to reach the end of the pier and crossed to Southampton Town Quay on a round trip mainly to observe the new Britannia which was berthed for just one day. It was a sunny day but the wind was quite strong. Good value for money and a nice experience for our five year old grandson.

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Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Hythe Ferry is a useful and fun way to travel across Southampton water to the city centre without having to sit in traffic. It starts by a nice little ride to the end of the pier by a little train or a walk/cycle ride. The ferry crossing is only approx 12 minutes and a great way to get close to... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was an idea way for a day trip to Southampton whilst staying inthe New Forrest. Parked the car. Walked 5 mins to the Pier. Walked the Pier. Got on the Ferry. Got to Southampton (central location) 10 minutes later. This needs money spent and although unlikely as it is privately owned it does have a charm. The pier is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I travelled on the Hythe Ferry recently when I was staying in Southampton for a few days and wanted to do something a bit different. The ferry departs from the Town Quay in Southampton every 30 minutes. The fares are quite modest with concessionary fares for children and seniors. There is no ticket office and tickets need to be purchased... More 

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dorset
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was a trip to go back to my youth when my mother took my brother and I out for a day trip on this ferry. I am amazed to say that the experience is still as interesting for a 12 year old today.

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Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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217 reviews 217 reviews
54 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Perfect for a quick day-trip to Isle of Wight. Very good rate for one day return. Ferry is clean and fast. Just loved being on the water!

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Cheap and cheerful but unique and quick sea trip across Southampton Water. £4 return price, (£3 OAP) , 25 minute boat trip. Seating mid ship in the open or fore or aft covered. People can take their bikes with them so they can continue and cycle in the New Forest from Hythe or commute to work. Oldest working pier train... More 

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