Travel

How to get to the Isle of Wight

The airports closest to the Isle of Wight are London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Southampton. Overseas guests (Ambassadors) are met by the organiser (Exchange Director) at the ferry terminal. The Island club can arrange transport by coach from the airport to and from the Island.

 

Visitors cross the Solent from Hampshire on the south coast of England to the Isle of Wight from Lymington, Southampton, Portsmouth and Southsea by car/passenger ferry, passenger ferry or passenger hovercraft.

 Lymington - Yarmouth:             Wightlink car and passenger ferry  
                                                  www.wightlink.co.uk

Southampton - East Cowes:      Red Funnel car and passenger ferry
                                                 http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/

Southampton - West Cowes:    Red Jet passenger ferry
                                                 www.redfunnel.co.uk

Portsmouth - Fishbourne:        Wightlink car and passenger ferry
                                                 www.wightlink.co.uk

Portsmouth - Ryde:                  Wightlink Fastcat passenger ferry
                                                 www.wightlink.co.uk

Southsea - Ryde:                      Hovertravel passenger hovercraft
                                                (free shuttle bus from Portsmouth) 
                                                 www.hovertravel.co.uk

 

There are minibus taxis to the ferries from the airports at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Southampton.

Once on the Island your hosts will look after you, but if you care to venture on your own there is a train from Shanklin via Sandown and Brading to Ryde, http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/, and an excellent bus service, www.islandbuses.com.                                                  

 

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