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Football trip

Going on the ferry is a great way to get to town especially when you manage to get on the train, as... read more

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Janine C
Dibden Purlieu, United Kingdom
Historic Ferry,Pier and Train.

The heartbeat of Hythe--love it! So much nicer and overall cheaper than driving into town with the... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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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.
Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
+44 23 8084 0722
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going on the ferry is a great way to get to town especially when you manage to get on the train, as we ate out in town we walked along the pier which is great, long may the service continue

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 16 December 2018

The heartbeat of Hythe--love it! So much nicer and overall cheaper than driving into town with the hassle of traffic and expense of parking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 12 December 2018

a change of travel experience viewing the Liners in dock and the local scenery. A reasonable priced mode of local transport.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go into town, as time was getting on we decided to use the ferry. This was due to the terrible road works going on in the city, traffic jams caused by this and finding a car parking space. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Superb way of getting to Southampton with views of the ships and docks, and using the oldest working pier train n the world

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Can’t believe I’ve never used the ferry before. Really couldn’t believe what a time saver it was and how much it saves the miles on the car. It cost us £7 return which ain’t bad. Definitely convenient and will use it again in the future,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 14 November 2018

The Hythe Ferry operation was taken over by Blue Funnel a short while ago, which was a good thing because it assured the continuance of an ancient ferry service. The small ferry vessel is a twin hull ship with fairly basic accommodation. There is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I am a regular to this part of the World, visiting every twenty years or so.... that;s regular in my book, so 3 visits and I have to report that nothing changes. Poor parking, due to it's popularity, but Ferry ride to Southampton a joy,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Very slick trip by railway along the pier to the boat followed by a 15 minute ferry journey to Town Quay. Interesting if there are any cruise ships or other marine activity. Town Quay is not too far away from the centre of Southampton, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is an excellent service between Hythe and Southampton taking off many miles if going by car and roadworks. If any cruise ships are in you get a really birds eye view of them as well

Date of experience: October 2018
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23 November 2018
Response from postscript65 | Reviewed this property
easy walk to town quay or several bus routes from close to coach station
22 November 2018
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Response from Phil H | Reviewed this property
4 August 2018
Response from daveb916 | Reviewed this property
I think we paid £7 each return. Don’t know about concessions sorry.