How to get to the Isle of Wight

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Travelling to the Isle of Wight by ferry

There are 200 ferry crossings from the mainland each day from Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington. Services into Ryde and Cowes only take foot passengers, while those wanting to cross with a vehicle must use East Cowes, Fishbourne or Yarmouth.

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Travelling to the Isle of Wight by road

Our guide also features Isle of Wight directions, certain to help you get to your holiday home with ease.

The two most easily accessible departure points for ferries are Southampton and Portsmouth. Portsmouth is reached from London via the A3, while Southampton is at the southern end of the M3 from London. Anyone travelling from the North should use the A34 and the M3 to Southampton.

To plan your journey we recommend using the AA Route Planner.

Travel advice can be found at

Travelling to the Isle of Wight by train

Both Portsmouth and Southampton are well connected to other major cities on the rail network.

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Travelling to the Isle of Wight by plane

There are no commercial flights into the Isle of Wight, although private planes can land at either Bembridge or Sandown Airports. Bournemouth and Southampton are the nearest airports on the mainland.

Use for flight information to Sandown Airport.


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