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Hythe Ferry

Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
44 2380 840722
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Ranked #8 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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Launceston, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ran exactly to timetable & takes about 10 minutes to cross to Town quay in Southampton. Great little old fashioned pier train at the Hythe end.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I love the Hythe Ferry, not only do you get a Southampton Water mini cruise, you also get to ride on the famous Hythe Pier train. Hythe is a nice small water front village with shops, a good waterfront pub and restaurants for lunch or a snack. Spend an hour or two in Hythe and then catch the pier train... More

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Morden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We visited the Hythe Pier, it is so much fun taking the train along the pier to reach the ferry which goes over to Southampton, near the Red Funnel terminal. You can visit the West Quay shopping centre and if you go on the Red Funnel pier you can view the cruise ships going out.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Although primarily a means of transport from the Waterside to Southampton, this return trip from Town Quay to Hythe is something of an adventure and reasonably priced too. The journey across Southampton Water takes around 10 muinutes and affords excellent views of the ships in harbour and the City generally. Travel on the antique pier railway at Hythe is included... More

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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The jetty train is nice. The ferry is worn out a bit. The main sense of the travel is rather Hythe than ferry. But at a proper time you can look at the departing cruise liners - the jetty and the Hythe promenade are the best viewpoints for that.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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