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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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This scheduled ferry service operates every half hour between Southampton's...

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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Great trip

Loved this journey. Fast and efficiently run. We both got the little train out to the pier, then the ferry to the Quay. £6:50 each return. The ferry took 20 mins. Lovely views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rochris2015
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this journey. Fast and efficiently run. We both got the little train out to the pier, then the ferry to the Quay. £6:50 each return. The ferry took 20 mins. Lovely views.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quaint. Very enjoyable trip to Southampton. Cheap and time saving method to transport. A must do thing to do when in the area.

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Thank Alan P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have used this service for many years socially & for work. I much preffered the old Hotspur ferry built in 1946, the latest jobs have little to commend them aesthetically. But most of the time with an occasional breakdown they get the job down. Excellent trip for those visiting the area plus a selection of decent pubs in Hythe... More 

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Thank John T
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We caught the Hythe ferry while travelling from Southampton to the New Forest. This rather ancient passenger ferry chugs there and back every half hour, each trip taking about 15 minutes. There is an even older electric railway running the length of the Hythe pier which is included in the cost of your ticket. The engine and rolling stock date... More 

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Thank Linda A
Bristol
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went from the New Forest for a day out in Southampton and this was good fun. Parking was fairly cheap in Hythe, and it was 20 minutes walk to the centre of Southampton and the shops. The journey includes a train ride along the pier and going right alongside the cruise liners.

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Thank 1BristolPete
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you live in Southampton and want to go to the New a Forest way without driving your best option is to cross the Solent with the Hythe Ferry. The ferry is nice, affordable and prompt but the jewel is the Hythe Pier. Built a century ago and it's still not changed from how it was then. It is a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to Southampton we thought we'd take the short trip on the Hythe ferry. It was recommended by a friend. The trip to and from Hythe lakes about 10 minutes each way and Hythe itself is a nice little place with a park, small marina and quite a few shops. We were told that when on the... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First rode on the historic pier train. Great experience. Then crossed to Southampton by ferry passing interesting large ships. Well worth a trip

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Thank markwharvey
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice way to cross the river. People are very helpful when you are trying to find the best combination for your day out there in the new forest (bus+ferry, bike rental...). The boat are small and outdated but that s what make it special compared to other super fast catamarans... Plus once you get there at Hythe you have... More 

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Thank Franck E
Hampshire
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hythe Ferry has been running for years. Although the price has gone up, for visitors the novelty of getting a train to the end of the pier and a ferry to Town Quay is great. Only a 12 minute ride and a great opportunity to see any cruise ships docked up close and personal. Highly recommended.

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