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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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Highly recommend as a short adventure! Few minutes walk from West Quay etc. Fun escape across the estuary to quaint Hythe. The highlight was going past all the huge car tankers... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highly recommend as a short adventure! Few minutes walk from West Quay etc. Fun escape across the estuary to quaint Hythe. The highlight was going past all the huge car tankers and docking at the little train station, then getting the ~100 year old mini train shuttle to the mainland. Very affordable and different than a usual day out. Also... More 

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Thank Coasted
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A trip in history, but don't use if you really need to get to/from Southampton. Crashes (with the pier) or failed hardware (due the age of the age of the equipment) are not unusual.

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Thank Steve J
Hythe, United Kingdom
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408 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Today the 11 . 10 ferry was busy with over 30 passengers - both boat show visitors and a cycling club from Hambledon ( presumably after cycling in the New Forest) The ferry takes about 15 minutes to cross Southampton Water. There are 2 an hour and they travel between the old pier and Southampton's Town Quay. You can walk... More 

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Thank Susan B
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ferry very convenient for travelling to Southampton, particularly when the traffic is bad going into Southampton from shoppers and people going on cruises. The train is quirky and popular for those who don't wish to walk along the pier.

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Thank woodslindyloo
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124 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having been born in Hythe it's always wonderful to go on the boat that used to rake me to school every day. Catch the train and visit home. Staff are always so friendly and happy.

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Thank Vanetta
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The journey starts at Hythe on Southampton Water at a fabulous pier. The pier has a railway the full length so you dont even have to walk!! As a rail enthusiast this is awesome. It is pulled by VERY ancient electric locos. I imgine the railway is a godsend in bad weather. The ferry is really good giving great views... More 

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Thank Howard-Liverpool
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a super time we had with the grandkids aged 6 and 4 on this super ferry and lovely little train. We all loved it and all the staff were great to the kids.

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Thank Angie881
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great trip across southampton waters on the Hythe Ferry and train trip. The train along Hythe pier is the original and over 100 years old.

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1 Thank Norman C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hythe ferry as been ferrying passengers across Southampton water for years. It is always a fast and reliable service and very handy if you don't want to drive to Southampton.

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Thank Jill N
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Southampton docks on Wednesday 31st August and spoke to a man with white hair and beard at the hythe ferry ticket booth. We didn't actually travel on the ferry we were just making enquirers about cruise liners and the titanic museum. This gentleman was very helpful gave us a map to the museum and a voucher and explained... More 

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