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Access to and from the Island is provided by a number of operators and once here, getting around by foot, cycle, car or public transport is generally easy and trouble free.


Southampton Airport0844 4817777
Bournemouth Airport01202 364000
Bembridge Airport873051


Southern Vectis 0871 200
Route 7 from Yarmouth Bus Station (Bridge Rd) for connections at Newport to main Island destinations. The Needles Breezer is a one hour open top bus tour of the West Wight from Yarmouth every 30 minutes during the day (mid March –end October). This is a hop on hop off tour serving a number of places of interest in the West Wight area including the Needles Old Battery and Alum Bay as well as some of the most spectacular scenery on the Island.


Yarmouth – Lymington*
Ryde – Portsmouth†
Fishbourne – Portsmouth*
0333 999
Red Funnel Ferries
West Cowes – Southampton†
East Cowes – Southampton*
 0844 844
Ryde – Southsea†
0843 487

Foot passengers only
* Cars and foot passengers

Radio Solent Travel Desk
0345 3040961


Island Line
Ryde Pierhead – Shanklin


Taxis and Mini Buses

Jay's Taxi (wheelchair accessible)01983 756555
Kabel Cars01983 753276
Norton Taxi 07767 428395 (Minibus only) or 01983 752223/759955 (Taxis)
Mick’s Taxi01983 752936
Rayners Taxi01983 752784
07 Cabs07811 070707 or 07972 246315