How do you get to the Isle of Wight?
The Isle of Wight is easy to get to, and once you are here you won’t want to leave!
Less than and a half hour’s journey from London by train and ferry, the Isle of Wight is ideally located for English visitors looking for a holiday or short break, and easy to reach from all the major UK airports.
There are up to 200 Isle of Wight ferry crossings a day operating from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington.
The main links operate for passengers into 5 different Island towns – Ryde, Cowes, East Cowes, Fishbourne and Yarmouth – the latter 3 services also carry vehicles.
There are excellent rail connections to all the major ferry ports, providing fast access to the Isle of Wight from across the UK.
Travel time from London Stations to most of the ports is less than 2 hours, and many ferry services coincide with train arrival times – inclusive tickets can also be purchased.
The bus stations at Portsmouth and Southampton are both a short distance from the adjoining passenger ferries, allowing coach travel from any connecting destinations.
There are also “all in one” tickets available, which include coach travel to the port, ferry travel and connecting bus service once you arrive on the Island.
If you are travelling from further afield, or outside the UK, you can reach the Isle of Wight via flights into either of the major London airports at Heathrow and Gatwick.
There are also regional flights available into Bournemouth and Southampton which will give shorter connection times to the Island.