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Getting Around Isle of Wight

Travelling around the Isle of Wight couldn’t be easier, with a range of options available to help you cover every inch of the 23 x 13 miles of the Island!

Download a detailed map of the Isle of Wight.

By Foot

There are over 500 miles of public rights of way to explore on the Island, and although it isn’t the fastest way to get around it undoubtedly gives the best views!

Put your best foot forward and explore some of England’s most spectacular coastal paths and seascapes, you’re never far from a secret cove or enchanting village!

More info on walking round the Isle of Wight

By Bike

The Isle of Wight was recently voted one of the world’s top cycling destinations by Lonely Planet, and an excellent network of cycleways and rail trails links up much of the Island.

It is also becoming a great place for a cycling holiday, with Bicycle Island presenting some great trail ideas, cycle hire and help to get you around.

More info on cycling round the Isle of Wight

By Bus

You will find the main Isle of Wight bus service, operated by Southern Vectis, refreshingly visible almost everywhere you go.

Regular buses run between the main towns and resorts until very late, with services to more rural areas operating throughout the day.

There are also open-top “Breezer” tours, and a “hop on, hop off” Island Coaster service which has the capacity to carry bikes.

More info on Isle of Wight bus services

By Train

The Island Line train service operates from Ryde Pierhead round the east coast of the Island, down through to Shanklin – directly linking with both Ryde passenger ferry services, providing a through service from London Waterloo.

There is also a bus link to the train which carries passengers from Shanklin through to Ventnor.

More info on Isle of Wight Trains

By Car

Vehicle ferry services operate from Lymington to Yarmouth, Southampton to East Cowes and Portsmouth to Fishbourne.

The road network across the Isle of Wight is well signposted and many have outstanding natural views, however a number of Island roads are quite narrow, so take care when driving and be aware of other users.

More info on driving on the Isle of Wight




FYTbus operates scheduled weekday minibus services around West Wight, linking with the Lymington/Yarmouth ferry service and Southern Vectis main...