Isle of Wight

Carefree short breaks & holidays

The Solent © IW Tourism

Getting here

A Red Funnel vehicle ferry sailing across the Solent

Ferry © Red Funnel

The Isle of Wight lies five miles off the south coast of Britain and links to the mainland ports of Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth by car ferries, high-speed passenger catamarans, and hovercraft.

Once you arrive on the Isle of Wight, ferry routes connect directly with road, rail and coach links to whisk you to your destination.

If you are not bringing a car with you, getting around is easy once ashore, with a comprehensive network of bus services running seven days a week especially geared towards visitors.

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