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How To Get Here

The Isle of Wight is linked to the mainland ports of Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth by vehicle ferries, high speed passenger catamarans and hovercraft.

The Isle of Wight has three major ferry operators and the information about these and links to their websites can be found below.

The mainland ferry terminals of Southampton and Portsmouth are both linked to London by fast rail and road services, the journey time taking between one and two hours. The London terminus is Waterloo Station. Tickets can be purchased straight through to some Island destinations, to include the ferry crossing.

We can arrange your ferries for you at a discounted price! - Please ask us for details when making a booking.

To view a large map with directions to and from the Island click here.
To view the location of the hotel in Shanklin, click here.

Island Ferry Operator Information

Wightlink is the island's largest ferry operator, offering the easiest and quickest ways of getting to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth to Fishbourne/Ryde and Lymington to Yarmouth. The Wightlink website offers the latest timetables, online booking, travel information and maps.

Contact Wightlink

Telephone 0870 582 7744, or E-mail enquiries to

Red Funnel provide safe, reliable and cost effective Vehicle Ferry and Hi-Speed services between Southampton and Cowes on the Isle of Wight, catering for holidaymakers, Islanders, commuters and businesses. The Red Funnel Website offers the latest timetables, online booking, an Isle of Wight guide, travel information and maps.

Contact Red Funnel

Telephone 0870 444 8898, or E-mail enquiries to

Hovertravel is the world's longest established commercial hovercraft operator. It has 2 modern 98 seat hovercraft that run between Ryde and Southsea, and over 16 million passengers have used the service to date.

Contact Hovertravel

Telephone 01983 811000, Fax 01983 562216, or E-mail enquiries to

Train Services to the Isle of Wight

National Rail - Travel Timetable Facility
National Rail Enquires Tel: 03457 48 49 50

Train Services on the Isle of Wight

Island Line - Travel Timetable Facility Online
Rail Enquires Tel: 0345 6000 650


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