Travelling to the Isle of Wight by ferry
If you are travelling to the Isle of Wight, 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.
See red-funnel-ferry.com, ferryto.co.uk or wightlink.co.uk for more detailed information.
Travelling to the Isle of Wight by road
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 theaa.com/travel
Travelling to the Isle of Wight by train
Both Portsmouth and Southampton are well connected to other major cities on the rail network.
Use traveline.info for up-to-date travel information.
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 eghn.org.uk for flight information to Sandown Airport.