Getting to the Isle of Wight

Getting to the Isle of Wight

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Getting to the Isle of Wight is quick and easy, and there are great connections from London to Lymington Pier where you can hop on a ferry across the Solent. There are plenty of options when it comes to catching a ferry the 4 miles to the Isle of Wight too, and the crossing is 20 minutes.

Wightlink Ferry

The Wightlink service operates between Lymington in Hampshire and Yarmouth on the west of the island. This is one of the most convenient options as Yarmouth is within driving distance of many of the other resorts on the island. Wightlink run ferries almost around the clock, see below for the first and last services:

First ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth: 0545

Last ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth: 2105

First ferry from Yarmouth to Lymington: 0635

Last ferry from Yarmouth to Lymington: 2200

Wightlink also operate regular services between Portsmouth and Fishbourne, and there is a catamaran between Portsmouth and Ryde.

First ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne: 0300

Last ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne: 2359

First ferry from Fishbourne to Portsmouth: 0100

Last ferry from Fishbourne to Portsmouth: 2200

Dogs and bikes travel free on all Wightlink ferry services. It is possible to book your tickets on arrival at the port, although they will be more expensive than those booked in advance.

http://www.wightlink.co.uk/

Red Funnel Ferry

The Red Funnel ferry runs between Southampton and East and West Cowes, and there is a Red Jet High Speed foot passenger-only service available that takes just 23 minutes. See below for the first and last ferry services from Monday to Friday. Times differ slightly on weekends and bank holidays so it's best to double check before travelling.

First ferry from Southampton to East Cowes: 0415

Last ferry from Southampton to East Cowes: 2350

First ferry from East Cowes to Southampton: 0545

Last ferry from East Cowes to Southampton: 2350

There is a free CityLink shuttle bus available between Southampton train station and the Red Funnel ferry port. The service operates every 15 minutes and the journey takes just 10 minutes. This service stops at West Quay shopping centre en route.

http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/

Hovertravel Ferry

Hovertravel operates a foot passenger hovercraft service between Southsea, Portsmouth and Ryde, Isle of Wight, that takes just under 10 minutes. This is the fastest service to the Isle of Wight across the Solent, and one of the best connected. The Hoverbus service connects with the hovercraft and takes passengers to/from Portsmouth. Onward travel connections by bus or train are easily accessible from Ryde. There are also large car parks at either terminal.

http://www.hovertravel.co.uk/

Trains

South West Trains offer combined rail and ferry tickets to the Isle of Wight, and the regular services to Southampton Central connect with the ferries.

The journey time from London Waterloo to Lymington Pier is under 2 hours.

Lymington Pier railway station is directly beside Lymington port and is served by South West Trains.

Once on the island, foot passengers who arrive at Ryde Pier can change to an Island Line train to Sandown and Shanklin.

Purchase a through rail ticket to the Isle of Wight via Hovertravel 'Ryde Hoverport' from National Rail. The combined rail and hovercraft ticket allows free travel on the connecting Hoverbus service. Please alight at Portsmouth & Southsea railway station to connect with the Hoverbus service to take you directly to Southsea Hoverport.

Coach

National Express operates services to Southampton, and through-tickets are available to the Isle of Wight.

Now that you've got all the info you need to get there, please see below for Isle of Wight holiday cottages.

Getting to the Isle of Wight is quick and easy, and there are great connections from London to Lymington Pier where you can hop on a ferry across the Solent. There are plenty of options when it comes to catching a ferry the 4 miles to the Isle of Wight too, and the crossing is 20 minutes.

Wightlink Ferry

The Wightlink service operates between Lymington in Hampshire and Yarmouth on the west of the island. This is one of the most convenient options as Yarmouth is within driving distance of many of the other resorts on the island. Wightlink run ferries almost around the clock, see below for the first and last services:

First ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth: 0545

Last ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth: 2105

First ferry from Yarmouth to Lymington: 0635

Last ferry from Yarmouth to Lymington: 2200

Wightlink also operate regular services between Portsmouth and Fishbourne, and there is a catamaran between Portsmouth and Ryde.

First ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne: 0300

Last ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne: 2359

First ferry from Fishbourne to Portsmouth: 0100

Last ferry from Fishbourne to Portsmouth: 2200

Dogs and bikes travel free on all Wightlink ferry services. It is possible to book your tickets on arrival at the port, although they will be more expensive than those booked in advance.

http://www.wightlink.co.uk/

Red Funnel Ferry

The Red Funnel ferry runs between Southampton and East and West Cowes, and there is a Red Jet High Speed foot passenger-only service available that takes just 23 minutes. See below for the first and last ferry services from Monday to Friday. Times differ slightly on weekends and bank holidays so it's best to double check before travelling.

First ferry from Southampton to East Cowes: 0415

Last ferry from Southampton to East Cowes: 2350

First ferry from East Cowes to Southampton: 0545

Last ferry from East Cowes to Southampton: 2350

There is a free CityLink shuttle bus available between Southampton train station and the Red Funnel ferry port. The service operates every 15 minutes and the journey takes just 10 minutes. This service stops at West Quay shopping centre en route.

http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/

Hovertravel Ferry

Hovertravel operates a foot passenger hovercraft service between Southsea, Portsmouth and Ryde, Isle of Wight, that takes just under 10 minutes. This is the fastest service to the Isle of Wight across the Solent, and one of the best connected. The Hoverbus service connects with the hovercraft and takes passengers to/from Portsmouth. Onward travel connections by bus or train are easily accessible from Ryde. There are also large car parks at either terminal.

http://www.hovertravel.co.uk/

Trains

South West Trains offer combined rail and ferry tickets to the Isle of Wight, and the regular services to Southampton Central connect with the ferries.

The journey time from London Waterloo to Lymington Pier is under 2 hours.

Lymington Pier railway station is directly beside Lymington port and is served by South West Trains.

Once on the island, foot passengers who arrive at Ryde Pier can change to an Island Line train to Sandown and Shanklin.

Purchase a through rail ticket to the Isle of Wight via Hovertravel 'Ryde Hoverport' from National Rail. The combined rail and hovercraft ticket allows free travel on the connecting Hoverbus service. Please alight at Portsmouth & Southsea railway station to connect with the Hoverbus service to take you directly to Southsea Hoverport.

Coach

National Express operates services to Southampton, and through-tickets are available to the Isle of Wight.

Now that you've got all the info you need to get there, please see below for Isle of Wight holiday cottages.

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