The official Hovertravel App is your perfect companion for planning, buying and tracking your hovercraft trip across the Solent between Portsmouth/Southsea and Ryde, Isle of Wight – now including live service-status notifications and journey-planning tools.

Use this App to check up-to-date timetables, view the current positions of Hovertravel’s vessels and the connecting Hoverbus (both with live tracking and minute-by-minute updates), view the current flight status of Hovertravel services (including instant notifications of any change in service-status), check fares, see the latest special offers, and find out more about the bus and rail connections available from Ryde, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth/Southsea.

What’s New

Version 3.0.5

Revised links in Status page to help users find Hovertravel’s Disruption Contingency Plan, and improved timetable listings.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

StopherB ,

Excellent Service

I mislaid my phone somewhere en-route when travelling back to the Island on the Hovercraft. When I got home I realised my phone was not in my pocket and used the 'find my phone' app to try to locate it. The phone showed as being in the car park by the Hovertravel building.
When I got back to the car park I could not find my phone so went in to the Hovertravel Terminal and asked if it had been handed in. It hadn't, but Daisy on the reception desk entered my phone details on her iPhone, and with the help of Daisy and Matt we quickly located my phone, tucked out of view but basically where the app said the phone should be. Thank you Daisy and Matt.
Customer Service beyond the call of duty!
Well done Hovertravel.

DitchVictim ,

Update fixes timetable crash

I work for the developer, so this is not a review as such. Just want to point out that the new update fixes the problem where the app crashed on opening for some users. This was down to an error we made on the switch from the winter to summer timetable, so we goofed, we're sorry, it's fixed now, and apologies for any inconvenience.

Raych85 ,


The most amazing App I've ever used. This App is the reason I bought an iPhone. Hoverific live updates of Hovercrafts. Sometimes I just lie on my bed and look where the Hovercrafts are and imagine I'm on one. Please could you add a video of how to put on the life jackets, I would watch it over and over again?

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Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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