|White Horse Ferries, part of the Swindon based White Horse Group, operate The Hythe Ferry which provides a regular service between the town of Hythe. located on the western shore of Southampton Water, and Town Quay in the Port of Southampton. |
The ferry sails from the 700 yard long pier completed in 1881 which carries a 2ft gauge narrow gauge electric railway, constructed in 1922 which links the ferry berth at the pier head with a station on the seafront at Hythe. A round trip to Southampton including railway and ferry takes around half an hour.
The Hythe Ferry route passes both Queen Elizabeth II and Ocean Dock Passenger terminals at the Port of Southampton offering excellent view of ships berthed there. In Autumn 2013 a standard return ticket cost just £5.50! The picture on the left presented by the Transport Trust recognises the historic significance of the Pier, Railway and Ferry which provides an important commuter link with Southampton.