With effect from Monday 4th April, fares on the Gosport Ferry will increase to reflect the substantial increases in operating costs and the need to ensure that we build a sustainable business for the future after the devastating passenger and revenue losses caused by the last two years of the pandemic. The effect is a 40p change on an adult open return, and £1.60 on a ten-trip open return ticket.
|Daily Return Ticket Prices
Key Facts on the Fares
- Operating costs have increased substantially; the cost of fuel has tripled, the business faces the well publicised National Insurance increases and employee wage increases (as they too face strains on their cost of living).
- During the devastating 2 years of the pandemic passenger volumes fell catastrophically. However, the company operated throughout all the lockdowns in order to maintain a service for our vital key workers despite suffering severe losses. Unlike other transport operators we received only minimal Government support.
- Despite passenger numbers improving recently we are still significantly behind pre-pandemic numbers as our commuters continue to work part time at home.
- For its passengers and the community the company needs to ensure that a sustainable business is built for the future so it is able to invest in vessels and alternative fuel options.
- Increases on bicycle, e-scooter and motorcycle fares have been kept to a minimum – just 10p and 20p respectively.
- Senior and child fare increases have been kept to a minimum at 20p per return ticket.
- Regular adult users benefit from a discounted 10 trip ticket. Revised fares now mean just £1.85 per single trip. Tickets are not time or date limited but open-ended.
- Our unlimited travel 30-day “season ticket” at £75.00 gives unlimited ferry travel for that period.
- £1.50 per trip (assuming used 25 days in the month)
- For more frequent users each trip will cost just £1.25 per trip
- The reduced Family fare at £12.00 covers 2 adults and up to three children/ grandparents, and saves around £5.10 versus standard fares.
The ferry operates crossings every 15 minutes between Gosport and Portsmouth from 05.30 to midnight daily with over 99% reliability. The service provides a vital link between the city of Portsmouth and Gosport removing traffic from the very busy A32 and M275, saving a car journey of 14 miles and taking the equivalent of 42 million car miles off the road every year.