Travelling by train takes out much of the hassle, and in many cases will shorten your journey time.
When booking your train travel you have the option to buy “through” tickets to the Isle of Wight port you are crossing to - this also allow you to use any associated rail discounts across your whole package.*
Average travel times from major UK rail stations to the Isle of Wight (inc Ferry journey) are:
London – 2 hours 3 minutes (to West Cowes)
Brighton – 2 hours 5 minutes (to Ryde)
Oxford – 2 hours 25 minutes (to West Cowes)
Bristol – 2 hours 46 minutes (to West Cowes)
Birmingham – 3 hours 25 minutes (to West Cowes)
Cardiff – 3 hours 40 minutes (to West Cowes)
Exeter – 3 hours 40 minutes (to West Cowes)
The majority of connecting trains to Isle of Wight are operated by South West Trains.
You can purchase joint train and ferry tickets, and also review train times and information on their website at www.southwesttrains.co.uk
*Various discounts are available across the UK rail networks, many of which are valid for discounts on ferry crossings – details can be found on seperate rail services websites.