With effect from 1 June, fares on the Gosport Ferry will increase by an average of 3% to reflect rising operating costs. The effect is a 10p change on an adult open return and 50p on a ten-trip open return ticket.
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* In order to bring the service in line with other local transport operators (notably buses and trains), the heavily discounted senior fares will now be available to passengers who have reached the age of 65 years and travel after 0930 hours.
Key Facts on the Fares
- Increases in fares have been kept to a minimum.
- Operating costs continue to rise. (These costs include the purchase and operating costs of our vessels and lease costs for the Gosport pontoon. Wages remain one of our largest costs).
- Rises also help pay for further investment in ferry services – continuing modernising and refurbishment work at the pontoon at Portsea.
- Regular adult users benefit from a discounted 10-trip ticket. Revised fares now mean just £1.65 per single trip. Tickets are not time or date limited but open-ended.
- Our unlimited travel 30-day “season ticket” at £67.00 gives unlimited ferry travel for that period.
- £1.34 per trip (assuming used 25 days in the month)
- A saving of 28% on the individual return ticket
- Park & Float; Unlimited use of Gosport car parks and ferry travel in a calendar month for just £4.08 per day (assuming used 25 days in the month) – Travel on the ferry for just over £1 a trip.
- Flexible smart travel with the Solent Go travelcard – convenience of topping up online. Travel from just £1.17 a trip (based on the 91 day ticket).
- Bikes go free in the summer holidays and beyond (from 22 July until 29 September) to promote sustainable transport and healthy living choices.
- Family fare £11.00 covers 2 adults and up to three children/ grandparents.
The ferry operates 199 crossings a day (during the week) around 69,500 crossings a year; 18 ½ hours for 364 days a year and 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.