Hythe Ferry

Hythe Ferry, Southampton: Address, Phone Number, Hythe Ferry Reviews: 4.5/5

Hythe Ferry
4.5
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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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Sian P
Southampton, UK237 contributions
Great trip :)
Jun 2021 • Friends
Such a great quick trip to Southampton from Hythe pier.

Good value for money.

Staff are friendly and attentive.

I will be back again soon :)
Written June 30, 2021
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Louise C
Derby, UK60 contributions
Great little Ferry and train...
Jun 2021 • Family
Had a little trouble finding where to get on the ferry at Town Quays...some better signs could maybe help sales... Approx £20 for return trip which takes about 10-15 mins to get to Hythe. Great little ferry.. lovely to sit outside and see all the big cruise ships and commercial ships... once we reached Hythe pier we took the little pier train which is included in the price.. Hythe is a lovely little place... nice little high street..lots of lovely little coffee shops and nice icecream too.! We walked down the pier on the way back and took the ferry...even had to divert around a big cruise ship on the way back... lovely way to spend a few hours...would highly recommend...
Written June 26, 2021
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Paul M
Frome, UK451 contributions
Incredible experience in need of support
May 2021
The gentleman gave us a history lesson and we rode the train built in 1800 from Hythe to the ferry a distance of 700 yards. We didn’t take the ferry but standing at the end of the pier with the Southampton water below you is quite something. We learnt that the volunteers need support to keep this attraction for the enjoyment of the public. We will encourage visitors to enjoy the experience.
Written May 25, 2021
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Nina N
1 contribution
Perfect for a nice chill walk in a summery day
Oct 2020
Wonderful place! :) It was very interesting to ride on the ferry and the pier train. The town itself does not have that much to offer in terms of entertainment but it is absolutely perfect if you want to spend a chill day walking around and exploring it. There is a really nice promenade at the marina that I recommend. (I also recommend going there when there's sunshine!)
Written October 5, 2020
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tonyinbrighton
Brighton, UK412 contributions
Good Fun
Sep 2020 • Couples
It was a sunny day and having seen TA reviews we decided to visit Hythe and try the ferry.
There is a market on Tuesdays where we found some good value plants, and also bulbs not generally found in garden centres so that was a good result.
Hythe is small, has a friendly atmosphere and plenty of pay & display parking.
On the day we were there the train/ferry service was operating hourly until 4:00pm when it reverted to the normal half hourly schedule. Cost was £7.50 return and takes about 10-12 minutes or so. Probably best to avoid rush hour.
Good fun and nice people so worth a visit!
Written September 19, 2020
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Paula H
2 contributions
Love this train.
Oct 2019
I sometimes get the train after getting the ferry over. I just love it,it takes me back to when I was little and my mum would take us on it when we were going crabbing.
Written September 16, 2020
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Thefunkygibbons
Hartley Wintney, UK177 contributions
Train and ferry were a huge adventure for the grandchildren
Aug 2020
Outside of commuting hours, this is a big adventure for younger children. The train ride down the pier was enjoyed, and the staff were very friendly. The ferry was smooth and passed close to one of the giant cruise ships. So much better than catching the bus for the same journey.
Written August 19, 2020
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Howard-Liverpool
Liverpool, UK2,747 contributions
brillaint mix of Transport
Aug 2020
This is a must do if in the area. A great little boat trip - a ride on the worlds oldest electric pier railway and a super trip over th Southampton. Good chance of seeing huge ships coming and going or the liners moored up. Essential visit for children!!
Written August 15, 2020
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cherriesfan_9
Cheltenham, UK6,776 contributions
Great day trip away from the hustle and bustle of Southampton
Mar 2020
Hythe ferry is great value for the tourist, a swift and scenic trip across the Solent from historic Southampton Town Pier to the lovely little village of Hythe. The ferry ride itself is short but passes many opportunities to see, reasonably close up some of the largest Passenger Cruise ships and also gigantic freighters. About 15 minutes to cross, and everyone disembarks at the quirky Hythe Pier and either strolls or joins the vintage narrow gauge train to the shoreline. The pier is needed as this side of the Solent is very shallow and has quite board mud flats.
We really enjoyed the trip and the New Forest is just within walking distance. Great day trip away from the hustle and bustle of Southampton
Written April 22, 2020
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WombatGeoff
Portsmouth, UK22 contributions
Always a pleasure!
Mar 2020
The staff are fantastic and always ensure a safe journey.

Wrap up warm though as it can get a little cold onboard!
Written March 19, 2020
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