Update 2021: this blog post from 2015 is getting a little old and crusty now, but you can find a more recent price comparison of foot passenger ferry fares in our guide to ferry travel for beginners.
If you ever find a dinner party on the Isle of Wight needs livening up, just make some vague comment about ferry fares and you will soon find everyone arguing about tunnels, bridges, the price of onboard coffee and so on.
In my view, a lot of people are paying more than they need to, and with a little bit of effort they could travel much cheaper.
Before you begin your email of complaint, take a look at this price comparison which I pulled together in 2015 with the following criteria:
â€‹My six conclusions from all that data:
So whatâ€™s the secret to getting the cheapest Isle of Wight foot passenger fares?
Do a bit of research, have a guess of how many times youâ€™ll travel over a year and then pay in advance. And if you're only travelling once and want to save some money, get the car ferry as a foot passenger and pretend it is a cruise...
Shhh...don't tell anyone.
Have you read our recent blog about getting the best car ferry price, or our guide to discount Isle of Wight ferry travel?
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