Hythe Ferry
  Description
The Hythe Ferry operates a Winter/Summer timetable between Hythe Pier and Southampton Town Quay, passing by Ocean Terminal, home of the QM2 and the QE2. (Check ferry website for timetable) • The trip takes 12 minutes.
• Passes by Ocean Terminal
• Prams and dogs are free of charge
• Your trip includes a complimentary ride on the pier train

The Quay connect bus service operates every 30 minutes (every 15 minutes during evening peak hours) between Southampton's Central station (South Side) and Red Funnel's ferry terminals via the West Quay shopping centre.
Quay connect is a free service for Red Funnel customers only.
Free to Senior Citizen bus pass holders. A £2 charge for unlimited day travel applies to everybody else. Streetmap
 
  History
Opened in 1881, Hythe Pier stretches 700 yards into the deep-water channel of Southampton Water.
A small railway, originally built in the First World War runs along the pier and connects with the arrival and departure of the Hythe Ferry.

The Hotspur IV (picture on the right) was built by Rowhedge Ironworks in 1946 for use on the Hythe Ferry. She was the last, and slightly larger, of three half-sisters. One of these, the Hotspur II, also still exists and is used on the Gourock - Kilcreggan - Helensburgh ferry service across the Firth of Clyde.
Today the Hotspur IV is normally held in reserve, with the more recent Great Expectations in front line service. Wikipedia

 
  Location
Prospect Place, Hythe, Southampton SO45 6AU
Tel:02380 840722 Website
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hythe Ferry; Hotspur IV
 
Hythe Ferry: map
 
Hythe Ferry: pier train
 
Hythe Ferry