Travelling to the Isle of Wight

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Travelling to the Isle of Wight

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Wight Island Escapes can offer ferry discounts for car ferry travel to and from the Isle of Wight. Details of the routes available are as follows but please contact us on 01983 303 303 or email us at for further information on our Isle of Wight ferry discounts.

In total there are six routes across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. The most suitable will depend on where you are travelling from on the mainland, your destination on the Island (although nowhere is that far away on the Isle of Wight) and whether you are wishing to bring your car or travel as a foot passenger. The routes available are run by three different operators, providing frequent crossings across the Solent.

Isle of Wight Ferry Operators

  • Red Funnel operates a car/passenger ferry service between Southampton and East Cowes. They also operate a 'High Speed' passenger ferry service between Southampton and West Cowes (
  • Wightlink run car/passenger ferry services between Portsmouth and Fishbourne, Lymington and Yarmouth, together with a passenger ferry service between Portsmouth and Ryde (
  • Hovertravel who run high speed passenger hovercrafts between Southsea and Ryde (