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One of the only train stations in the world to be situated at the end of a wooden pier, Ryde Pier Head train station makes up one of three Ryde stations on the Isle of Wight. A popular choice with visitors looking to use the nearby Wightlink catamaran ferry service to the mainland, the station was opened in the late-19th-century and features a single platform. From that platform, Island Line services are operated under South Western Railway. There's a ticket office open all week and self-service ticket machines are available to customers, though there's very little else in the way of facilities. Two trains depart every hour from Ryde Pier Head to stations through to Shanklin on the south coast of the island, with an approximate journey time of 32 minutes.

Other than the glorious views over the glittering ocean from the pier’s wooden boardwalks, the only reason to take the train all the way to the end of the pier is to catch the ferry service back to the mainland. If you’re looking to explore the coastline, the proceeding station, Ryde Esplanade, might be a better choice.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday 05:15 - 22:45
Saturday 06:15 - 22:45
Sunday 07:15 - 22:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact our Customer Services Department on 0345 6000 650

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform. Ferry Terminal Covered. Operated by WightLink Ltd
Cycle storage notes<p>Facility operated by Wightlink Ltd</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Ryde Pier Head

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ryde Pier Head station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Ryde EsplanadeIsland Line18:36On time
to Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway18:451On time
to Ryde EsplanadeIsland Line18:49On time
to Ryde EsplanadeIsland Line19:07On time
to Ryde EsplanadeIsland Line19:28On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Ryde EsplanadeIsland Line18:35On time
from Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway18:371On time
from Ryde EsplanadeIsland Line18:42On time
from Ryde EsplanadeIsland Line19:02On time
from Ryde EsplanadeIsland Line19:27On time
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