How to get to the Isle of Wight – UK
The Isle of Wight (IOW) is easy to get to, and once you are here you won’t want to leave!
Less than two and a half hour’s journey from London by train and ferry, the IOW is ideally located for English and European visitors and is also easy to reach from all the major UK airports.
If you are travelling from further afield, or outside the UK, you can reach the Isle of Wight via flights into either of the major London airports at Heathrow and Gatwick. From both airports are shuttles to the train and ferry connection available.
For this rail services search out Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport to Yarmouth (IOW):
There are excellent rail connections to all the major ferry ports, providing fast access to the Isle of Wight from London and across the UK.
Travel time from London Stations to most of the ports is less than 2 hours, and many ferry services coincide with train arrival times – inclusive tickets can also be purchased. For rail services search e.g. London Waterloo Station to Yarmouth (IOW) out:
There are up to 200 Isle of Wight ferry crossings a day operating from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington.
The main links operate for passengers to 5 different Island towns: Ryde, Cowes, East Cowes, Fishbourne and Yarmouth (IOW) – the latter 3 services also carry vehicles. More info on Isle of Wight ferry services here.
LYMINGTON PIER to YARMOUTH (IOW)
is the direct way to Freshwater Bay,
the home for our Retreat and Training days.
Taxi time from Yarmouth (IOW) to Freshwater Bay is approximately five minutes.