The Island is served by three different ferry operators. WIGHTlink provide car ferries between Lymington and Yarmouth and between Portsmouth and Fishbourne. They also operate a passenger service from Portsmouth to Ryde. Red Funnel provide car ferries from Southampton to East Cowes and a high speed passenger ferry to West Cowes. Hovertravel provide a hovercraft passenger service between Portsmouth Southsea to Ryde.
WIGHTLINK Isle of Wight Ferries
Red Funnel Ferries
Marine Traffic Map
Travelling by Bus
Southern Vectis operate regular bus services throughout the Island connecting all of the major resorts and villages. Island Rover tickets can be bought for unlimited travel. All bus services are operated by Southern Vectis who can be contacted on 01983 532373.
Southern Vectis Bus Services
Travelling by Train
The Island Rail System runs from Ryde Pier to Shanklin via Smallbrook Junction, Brading and Sandown and is run by StageCoach who can be contacted on 0845 748 4950. Smallbrook Junction connects the line to the Islands Steam Railway. Connection with the ferry to Portsmouth can be made from all stations on the Island. Total journey time by rail from London Waterloo is generally less than 2 ½ hours and from Reading less than 2 hours 50 minutes.
Island Line Rail Service
Islands Steam Railway
Travelling by Car
Standard UK Driving rules and regulations apply when driving on the Island. There are no motorways / freeways on the Island. Speed limits are strictly enforced on the Island with regular Police speed traps and cameras in operation. The National Speed limit is 60mph.
Little Parklands Location Map
Map of the Island