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Getting there and staying there

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Getting there and staying there

I am planning a visit to Isle of Wight and have a few questions regarding the travel from London to Portsmouth. Will arriving at Gatwick from Norway, and og by train to Portsmouth

1. How long will it take to from Gatwick Airport to Waterloo Station, by train to Victoria Station and then taxi to Waterloo Station?

2. Is it necessary to book the train ticket to Portsmouth in advance?

The main purpose with the stay is hiking. Will be staying in Shanklin for 5 days. Any advice about walking routes is appreciated. Have of course fournd information in books and on the internet, but personal information is valuable.

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1. Re: Getting there and staying there

You can travel direct to Portsmouth ( if you want to ) from Gatwick , the train takes aprox 1hr ,it may be a bit cheaper to book in advance but you do not need to ,. as to hiking just use the many many footpaths , get an Ordinance survey walking map ..

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2. Re: Getting there and staying there

Thank you very much. I did not think of that - in fact I did not think of the location of Gatwick in relation to Central London. The map and your kind information says it all!

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3. Re: Getting there and staying there

I would recommend train direct to Portsmouth. Ferry to Ryde then train to Shanklin. The Isle of Wight train is an old London tube train recycled. It's fun in itself.

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Agree with Akkarin and IsleofWightCam1

At Gatwick rail station buy a "return" ticket through to Shanklin - it includes the Catamaran fare.....though having said that, what time is your return flight?

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5. Re: Getting there and staying there

Thank you all. This is very helpful! We arrive May 20 and Return May 26.

And one more thing: Is Gatwick Railway station very close to the airport.

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6. Re: Getting there and staying there

Gatwick rail station is part of the airport.....just follow the signs.

What time are your flights?

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7. Re: Getting there and staying there

From a walking point of view . Obviously depends on your planned distance but

1. Catch a bus to Freshwater Bay walk up Tennison downs ( past the thatched church and Lord Alfred Tennisons home to the Needles then follow the coastal path to Yarmouth and then cut back across country Paths to Freshwater Bay

2, From Shanklin take the coastal path to the Mouse at Chale . May still have to leave early because of landslip but lunch in the Buddle Inn

3. Take the coast path east from Shanklin over the downs to Bembridge and have a seafood salad at the Crab and Lobster

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Arriving Gatwick 11.20 am, May 20 at 11.20 a.m. Leaving Gatwick 3 p.m. May 26. Will definitely go directly from Gatwick to Portsmouth by train and the catamaran, as you explain. Thanks again.

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9. Re: Getting there and staying there

With those travel times it should all be straightforward

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10. Re: Getting there and staying there

Yes, I think so too. Thanks for Your information. It was very helpful. Have a nice evening!

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