I am planning a day trip from London to Osborne House in mid-September. Searching this forum, I have learned there seems to be two options:
1. London -> Southamton -> Catamaran to Ryde -> Bus to Osborne
2. London -> Portsmouth -> Ferry/Catamaran to Cowes -> Bus
Since this is a day trip, I want to maximize the amount of time available for the visit, and minimize the time of the transportation.
The Southamton/Ryde route seems to be the most convenient (i.e.: the transfers seem to be the easiest), but the bus service to/from Osborne seem to be infrequent and is a longer bus ride.
The Portsmouth/Cowes option appears to be the fastest (using the fast ferry to West Cowes), but the transfers seem much more complicated.
Can anyone offer some advice on the best way to travel to Osborne?
Thanks very much