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What are the public transport options from Southampton to Isle of Wight and is there transport on the island, is it better to hire a car

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Red Funnel ferry takes about an hour to go to East Cowes. Cars can be taken on the ferry.

Red Funnel also operates a Red Jet hydrofoil. Crossing to West Cowes takes about 20 minutes. Passengers only - no cars.

Book in advance for best price but note that you must not miss the crossing you are booked on.

Buses are avialable at West and East Cowes. There is no other public transport in the town.

www.redfunnel.co.uk

Edited: 08 July 2014, 20:53
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From Southampton to the IOW the options are Red Funnel Car Ferry or faster passenger ferry

http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/ferry-travel/ there is a free shuttle bus form station to ferrry

On the Island bus service is provided by Southern Vectis buses http://www.islandbuses.info/ and Island line train

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If there are just two of you then it will be cheaper to be foot passengers. It is quite fun discovering the Island by bus/ taxi. The ferry crossing makes this the most expensive stretch of water to travel across.

Best to check if there are any festivals on while you plan to go as this can cause long queues.

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The last time we were on the island in the summer the traffic was horrendous. There were jams in lots of places, and the bus we caught from Newport to Ryde was running about 40 minutes late!

When we've been on the island outside the school holidays the bus service has been fantastic, and it's a great way to explore.

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If going by foot and bus then from Portsmouth you can go by hovercraft to Newport on the East of IOW - Just launched is a solentGo card for cheaper transport. Then opt for buses. www.solentgo.co.uk

But it depends where and when you want to go. Summer is more expensive and often crowded for the various festivals.

You should think if you want to stay on the east or west for a better idea of where to stay. Taking a car is good idea and the best ferries go from Southampton (located by the pier).

If you look on a website published by Isle of Wight Guru. It has a fantastic amount of information given by local people.

You can book hotels via TrypAdvisor or direct.

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Janec ?? If your going to post advice on here then at least make sure it's correct ?

The hovercraft runs from Southsea to Ryde on the island not Newport.

Newport is it the centre of the island & about as far from the coast as you can get?

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Sorry and thank you for the correction. Part of the got deleted as I hadn't signed in and I did not edit the message properly...

From Southsea to Ryde on the east coast. Then opt for buses by using the newly released SolenGo discount bus card to travel to all day over the island. If you locate yourself in Newport it has good transport links to many parts of the island. For better information check on the Isle of Wight Guru website and also SolentGo.

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