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Hythe Ferry

Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
44 2380 840722
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Ranked #7 of 77 Attractions in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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... more » 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. « less
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A great experience. A return ticket costs just £5.60 and includes a ride along one of the longest piers in England on an historic train. The trip across the Southampton Sound is very interesting, sights include, the coat line, cruise ships and ocean going freighters of an astounding size. Hythe Pier and Town Quay Southampton offer things to do once... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Straightforward service, no service issues and reasonably priced. Great novelty for tourists to see a bit of the river and port. Can also save a long drive or tedious bus ride if you want to nip into central Southampton from this area of the New Forest.

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

£3.50 bought a return ticket to Southampton and a ride along England's longest pier fantastic value and a lovely trip. Ferry sails past the QE2 berth and loads of cruise ships. Southampton town centre a short walk away. Nice way to travel. Suitable for all ages.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Left on time.Smooth journey. Pleasant helpful crew. Plenty of sailing times. Train to get to ferry was enjoyed by my young grandson.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A great way to get quickly to Southampton with a short cruise thrown into the mix and if you are lucky a close up view of a cruise ship. The bus that takes you to the City centre costs £1 each way now unless you have a red funnel ticket or I think a bus pass. Kids will enjoy the... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Hythe Ferry is much more than the vessel that takes you across Southampton Water. It is an historic experience with the pier, electric tramway and the tremendous views of shipping. To see RMS Queen Mary 2 pass by so close is a wonderful sight indeed and I know it is just as wonderful to look down on the pier, train... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Took the train ride so that my grandson aged 10 could get a good view of the cruise ships leaving as three were going out when we visited on 8/08/14. Interesting history attached to this old train. Shame that there is some sort of repair work needing to be completed at the ferry end of the pier. This spoils the... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cheap ferry across Southampton Water from Hythe village . 25 minute journey. You can sit inside or in the open sided middle section. When you arrive at Southampton, Town Quay you are next to the IOW catamaran service and down the road from the IOW car ferry. You can catch the free single decker bus to Southampton undercover West a... More

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Winchester, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lovely little trip across southampton water to hythe pier, where a little train takes you down to the lovely little town

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been using the Hythe ferry for over thirty years. Apparently people have been using the route since 400AD. Its cheap, quick and practical for a visit into Southampton but as part of a holiday or day trip it is great fun with brilliant views of any docked cruise liners and Netley shore. The little train taking you from... More

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