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Getting to and around the Isle of Wight

It’s easy to get to the Isle of Wight whether on public transport or in a car.

There are excellent train links to Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington with South Western Railway.

It’s simple to get across the Solent

Red Funnel operate services from Southampton into Cowes (foot passengers only) and East Cowes (foot and vehicle passengers).

Wightlink operate services from Portsmouth to Ryde (foot passengers only), Portsmouth to Fishbourne (foot and vehicle passengers) and Lymington to Yarmouth (foot and vehicle passengers).

Hovertravel operate hovercraft services from Southsea to Ryde (foot passengers).

Getting around the Isle of Wight

Bus services on the Isle of Wight are operated by Southern Vectis and we have tried to ensure that all our walks have the relevant bus route number on them.

The local train service is operated by Island Line. The line runs from Ryde to Shanklin.

Walking and cycling on the Isle of Wight

Whether you’re joining us for the walking festival or not, you’ll find fantastic walks year round on the Isle of Wight.¬†With peaceful countryside and stunning coastal views there is a route for everyone. Whether you want to explore on your own and see where the mood takes you or use one of our many suggested itineraries we have something to suit. Get inspired with some routes and itineraries here.

There are many cycle routes on the Island suitable for regular lycra wearers and families alike. There’s lots more information on cycling here.

The Visit Isle of Wight website

The travel pages of visitisleofwight.co.uk offer a comprehensive guide to travelling to and around the Isle of Wight. You can also find lots of useful information and tips for sustainable travel around the Island on the green travel pages.

Order, view or download the 2018 Isle of Wight visitor guide.