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Heathrow to Isle of wight

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Heathrow to Isle of wight

I shall be landing at Heathrow early morning Sunday 0700 hrs.

What is the fastest way to West Cowes, Isle of wight?

I shall be having two suitcases as luggage along with two colleagues as well with their own luggage.

I need the cheapest option please.


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1. Re: Heathrow to Isle of wight

'I shall be landing at Heathrow early morning Sunday 0700 hrs.' At a guess, that will be Sunday 26 January, but if not then please give a specific date.

Without knowing the airline with which you've booked, look for National Express coaches from the Central Bus Station near LHR T1 and T3. There is a departure at 0930 to arrive at Southampton Coach Station at 1145; single fare is £19 per person. There is a departure at 1000, but that coach makes a stop in central London; the next departure to Southampton directly is at 1130. www.nationalexpress.com for more information

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2. Re: Heathrow to Isle of wight

Yep. Definitely get the National Express direct to Southampton, NOT via London. Then the Red Funnel ferry across to Cowes.

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3. Re: Heathrow to Isle of wight

Well, the fastest way would probably be to have a limo waiting at the side of the plane, ready to whisk you with a police escort to RAF Northolt where you would transfer to a private jet for the short flight to Bembridge IOW - however that kind of treatment is usually reserved for visiting dignitaries and Heads of State and I am guessing you aren't one of those ;-)

The coaches from Heathrow to Southampton also pick up at Terminal 4 and Terminal 5.

In Southampton, there is a free CityLink bus service which stops close to the Coach Station (stop is outside ASDA) and will take you to Town Quay for the Red Funnel services. Buses run every 15 minutes.

You could also catch the RailAir coach to Woking Station and a train to Southampton Central, but I doubt it would be much faster. It would certainly cost more.

Edited: 21 January 2014, 09:36
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4. Re: Heathrow to Isle of wight

There is no need to book the ferry trip to the IOW in advance - there is plenty of room for foot passengers. You can go by fast Red Jet from near the conventional ferry dock but it will cost more. In windy weather it may not operate for safety reasons. While the same applies to the ordinary ferry, it has to be very rough to stop that. If you buy a return ticket it may be cheaper than a single.

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5. Re: Heathrow to Isle of wight

When you get off the coach in Southampton, you will see a large Toys R Us store by the coach stop. Walk round the other side of Toys R Us and you will see the train station opposite you. From here you can take the free bus (bright blue and marked "Free Bus") to the ferry terminal.

The car ferry to east Cowes takes about 1 hr and is the cheapest option. You can walk/get chain ferry to West Cowes when you arrive.

The Red Jet is a speed boat to West Cowes for foot passengers only. It's much more expensive but only takes about 25 minutes. It's really NOT cancelled very often! If the weather is so bad the ferry is off, you will probably also suffer flight delays etc.

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