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Are you looking for an alternative and relaxing way to travel to and on the Isle of Wight? Have you ever wanted to start your holiday wishing that you did not have to spend hours in your car and potential traffic queues? Why not try a new experience and leave the car at home, or at the ferry port. Travel to the Isle of Wight and take the bus or train to get you to your chosen destination.
How do you get to the Isle of Wight?
The Isle of Wight is an island of natural beauty, breathtaking scenery, and iconic buildings, diverse, exciting yet tranquil. With so much to offer what would make your visit more enjoyable?
With over 500 miles of footpaths, the best way to get off the beaten track and explore the Isle of Wight is on foot; from countryside to coastline the island is accessible by local transport.
Car free – Care Free
Travel by train, ferry and bus and give yourself time to enjoy the experience of the journey as well as the holiday. Leave your car and have the freedom to relax without the issue of traffic queues or parking problems, enjoy the independence.
Board a train from London and arrive on the Isle of Wight in 2.5 hours. Bus connections are available at Southampton or Portsmouth Station that will take you to the ferry ports, or drive to Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth and park your car before catching either the Red Funnel or Wightlink ferries, or hovercraft with Hovertravel. As you travel across across the Solent, take in the view as you approach the island – your holiday starts here. If arriving at Ryde Pier Head take the train to the end of the pier and board a bus for a fun day out on the island, or to reach your chosen destination. Enjoy panoramic views of the countryside unlikely to be seen by car. You may be lucky enough to catch sight of red squirrels native to the Isle of Wight.
South West Trains : www.southwesttrains.co.uk
Red Funnel Ferries: www.redfunnel.co.uk
Wightlink Ferries: www.wightlink.co.uk
Hovertravel Hovercraft: www.hovertravel.co.uk
TRAVEL ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The Isle of Wight has a bus service that covers most of the island, as well as a train service from the ferry port of Ryde.
ISLAND LINE TRAINS
Join the train at the top of Ryde Pier Head and travel one stop to reach Ryde, a town rich in heritage, with shops bars and restaurants. Travel on to Brading, via countryside views, then on to the coastal resorts of Sandown and Shanklin.
ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM RAILWAY
If you want to step back in time, stop off at Smallbrook Junction to join an Isle of Wight Steam Railway train where you can travel on to Havenstreet and Wootton.
SOUTHERN VECTIS BUSES
The Isle of Wight has an extensive bus service that connects to all major towns. If you are looking to travel around the island for a day, or week, ask for a ticket that offers unlimited travel on the buses.
Carriage on public transport
Although it is possible to travel on the ferry, bus or train with folding bicycles, luggage, buggies, wheelchairs and small prams restrictions may apply. Please check with your transport provider before travel.