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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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A ten minute trip :)

Hythe is a quaint little village, well worth a visit. You will almost certainly see some cruise ships in the docks, a great photo opportunity as you are so close. Some lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Hythe Ferry is an institution for people visiting Southampton. It provides a cheap and quick way of getting afloat in Southampton, sailing to Hythe pier with its historic pier railway and picturesque Hythe at the end of it. And the route sails past two of the 4 Southampton cruise terminals which makes seeing the giant cruise ships easy. The... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Hythe is a quaint little village, well worth a visit. You will almost certainly see some cruise ships in the docks, a great photo opportunity as you are so close. Some lovely shops and pubs in Hythe and some lovely local characters

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Myself and partner went for a run today from Southampton to Hythe, got the Hythe to Southampton ferry, then ran back home. Buying tickets was easy although I must say the woman wasn't the friendliest in the 2 minute transaction/dealing we had with her. The ferry is every 30 mins which is great, especially for a Bank Holiday, and there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Avoid traffic hold-ups and take a short train ride along Hythe pier and a tiny ferry right into Southampton. Even my daughter managed to walk into the main shopping area without getting grumpy. Parking close-by.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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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
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30 helpful votes 30 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 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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