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Ferry Services

There are good transport options on the Isle of Wight. This includes good road coverage, bus and train public transport services and at only approximately 25 by 13 miles, there are good travel options through cycling and walking.

We are the main link between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. Every year, we carry over 4.8 million passengers, making us one of the UK's largest domestic ferry operators. We provide Island residents with an easy and frequent service to the mainland, as well as giving millions of holidaymakers from all across the UK and beyond a taste of Island life.

Truly a part of Island life


Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning over 150 years in its present form but with roots stretching back as far as the 1820's. Today, we operate 24/7, 364 days a year with a modern fleet of passenger and vehicle ferries.

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Serving a wide range of travellers


Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent and is the world's longest running and only commercial hovercraft operator in Europe. Our passenger ferry service takes you directly to the shore at Southea or Ryde in just 10 minutes.

Fastest ferry link from Portsmouth

Travelling around the Isle of Wight

There are good transport options on the Isle of Wight. This includes good road coverage, bus and train public transport services and at only approximately 25 by 13 miles there are good travel options through cycling and walking.

South Western Trains

Welcome to Island Line, a train service which runs on the Isle of Wight, serving the Island towns of Ryde, Brading, Sandown, Lake and Shanklin.

Southern Vectis

Southern Vectis is the dominant bus operator on the Isle of Wight. Formed in 1921 and later owned by the Southern Railway, it was nationalised in 1948 and became part of the National Bus Company in 1969.

Seaview Services

Seaview Services are an established UK coach hire company offering the total private and group travel management package to suit your individual or group coach hire requirements.