Three ferry operators serve the Isle of Wight, operating six routes in all.
Wightlink - Operate a high speed passenger ferry from Portsmouth Harbour railway station to Ryde Pier on the Isle of Wight. Island Line Trains operate rail services from Ryde Pier Head serving the Island towns of Ryde, Brading, Sandown, Lake & Shanklin. A direct interchange with the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is provided at Smallbrook Junction on steam operating days only. Wightlink operate two car ferry routes from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and also from Lymington to Yarmouth.
Red Funnel - Operate two routes from Southampton, a high speed passenger ferry to Cowes and a car ferry service to East Cowes. A free shuttle bus service is provided from Southampton Central railway station to the main ferry terminals.
Hovertravel - Operate a high speed passenger only hovercraft service from Southsea to Ryde. A shuttle bus service operates from Portsmouth Hard Interchange and Portsmouth & Southsea railway station to the Hovercraft terminal. At Ryde the railway station (Ryde Esplanade) is located within a short walk of the hovercraft terminal via a handy footbridge making crossing the railway line nice and easy.
BUSES (Vectis) TRAINS (Island Line)TAXI SERVICE
Not all taxi operators run a 24 hour service. It is advisable to pre-book taxis for late night or early morning travel wherever possible.
AKAR Taxis - Tel: 01983 401233‘A’ Cabs - Tel: 01983 866772Ace Taxis - Tel: 01983 868666Macs Taxis - Tel: 01983 862344Door2Door - Tel: 01983 404554
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