Getting to us
The Isle of Wight is located about 2 miles off the south coast, measures 23 miles by 16 and can only be reached by boat, private plane or helicopter.
Car and foot passenger ferries run to the Island from Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington in Hampshire every day of the year.
Hovertravel run an Isle of Wight passenger ferry service from Portsmouth to Ryde (25 minutes from Cowes). It’s the quickest service to the Island taking only about 10 minutes. See www.hovertravel.co.uk
Wightlink runs car and passenger ferries from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (15/20 mins from Cowes) and Lymington to Yarmouth (25 mins from Cowes). Visit www.wightlink.co.uk for timetables and fares.
Red Funnel Ferries run both foot passenger (Southampton to West Cowes) & car ferries (Southampton to East Cowes) every day throughout the year. Visit www.redfunnel.co.uk for a full timetable of services.
Trains – All mainland ferry terminals have British Rail stations with links direct to the ferry terminals.
Travel time from London Waterloo to West Cowes is only 2.5 hours – you can catch the 5.30pm and be in the garden by 8pm, cocktail in hand.