Travel to the Island in
as little as 10 minutes

Just over 60 miles from London, the Isle of Wight can be easily accessed via the A3 and M3, with the choice of six ferry routes across the Solent.


Hovercraft  Southsea to Ryde Esplanade
(Passenger Only) – Crossing Time: 10 minutes

Red Funnel

Red Jet Hi-Speed Ferry – Southampton to West Cowes
(Passenger Only) – Crossing Time: 23 minutes

Car & Passenger Ferry – Southampton to East Cowes
Crossing Time: 1 hour


Fast Cat – Portsmouth to Ryde Pier
(Passenger Only) – Crossing Time: 22 minutes

Car & Passenger Ferry – Portsmouth to Fishbourne
Crossing Time: 45 minutes

Car & Passenger Ferry – Lymington to Yarmouth
Crossing Time: 40 minutes

Private Airports

The Isle of Wight offers two private airports, Bembridge Airport, with a hard surfaced runway and Sandown Airport with grass runways, where small planes and helicopters can be chartered and private aircraft can land.

Cowes Office

Waterside House
72a High Street
Isle of Wight
PO31 7RE
01983 200880