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Hythe Ferry

Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
44 2380 840722
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Ranked #7 of 65 attractions in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I started going with my kids 20 years ago, now they go at least once a year when they come home, they now take their friends that come back to Southampton. There is so much to see at any time of the year, if you are anywhere near Southampton on holiday its well worth a visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Used to use the ferry into Southampton as a child and used to fish of the pier back in the 70's. Moved away and return years later & was so pleased to see the ferry was still being run. A great way to get to Southampton cheaply and return. All the staff on the ferry a great people BUT.... the... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Hythe by car could take long, but with the ferry it's only 20-25 minutes trip by £4.50. The Hythe Pier is worth to visit not only for all the names and messages on the pier wool but also for the little train that takes you to the town.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Park in Hythe for £5 and take the ferry to the IOW for £15 .90 via Southampton and the RedJet. If you are staying in the New Forest, this is a far better alternative to driving all the way to Southampton, parking for £10 and then paying £15.90 for the ferry. You get to ride on the pier railway too.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This little ferry, which plies its trade between Southampton's Town Quay and Hythe is a really lovely trip out. The trip takes about 20 minutes from boarding to disembarkation, at the famous Hythe pier, where you can board the little 2 coach train (the oldest pier train in the World!!!) that takes you the few hundred yards to the terminal,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Good few hours for a chillout break! The ferry, pier & the train are old and remember days from before I was born but this doesnt matter as long as is running! Great view for Southampton and gets you to Hythe, very small, cute & guiet place where time doesnt exists. People are very friendly and welcoming too! I will... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Have been working in Isle of Wight the ferry staff very friendly services on board fine. The hour on board was brilliant to get a few things sorted before setting off for work. Even in bad weather there is a view deck which gave great views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Many a time have i taken a trip on this lovely vessel. Great views and very quick. The walk down the pier is nice when the weather is good

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A great Crew and Team provide great prices to transport my Scouts to and from Hythe on a Yearly Basis and i could nto ask for more from them

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The trip takes about 15 minutes, pier to pier. The ferry (either the venerable Hotspur IV of 1946 or the noisy Great Expectations of 1992) shares Southampton Water with huge car carriers and Ocean Liners. You pass very close to these on the Southampton side, great for the ship photographer! At the Hythe end, the pier has its own railway... More

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