How to travel to and from Yarmouth and options for getting around the Island.
Photo by Wight Cycle Hire
Travelling to the Isle of Wight is easy with Wightlink operating a regular vehicle ferry service from Lymington to Yarmouth bringing thousands of visitors to the Island every year.
If you’re coming to the Island by boat and without a car there are lots of ways to get around.
From Yarmouth Harbour, there are miles of cycle paths and walking routes to explore, which offer a real flavour of the Island’s coastal and countryside areas. Hire a car or bicycle and enjoy easy pick-up and return at the Harbour Office with Enterprise Car Club and Wight Cycle Hire.
The perfect place for a cycling holiday!
You can hire a bike through Wight Cycle Hire with our Yarmouth Harbour discount code which also gives you a convenient pick-up and return service at the Harbour Office.
Travel further by car!
Car hire can be arranged via Enterprise Car Club with the Yarmouth Harbour access code that means you can enjoy both collection and return at the Harbour Office.
The FYTbus operates from the bus station outside the Harbour Office and is a friendly local bus service getting you to where you want to be in Freshwater, Yarmouth, and Totland.
For buses to other areas of the Island, visit the Southern Vectis website. Take the Route 7 bus from Yarmouth Bus Station (Bridge Road) for connections at Newport Bus Station to other key Island destinations.
The popular ‘Needles Breezer’ is a seasonal open-top bus ride around the West Wight. It’s a hop-on, hop-off bus serving a number of places of interest including The Needles Old Battery and the Needles Landmark Attraction as well as some of the most spectacular scenery on the island.
†Foot passengers only | *Cars and foot passengers
Hovertravel: Tel. 0843 487 8887. Route: Ryde – Southsea†
Red Funnel Ferries: Tel. 0844 844 9988. Routes: Cowes – Southampton† | East Cowes – Southampton*
Wightlink: Tel. 0333 999 7333. Routes: Yarmouth – Lymington* | Ryde – Portsmouth† | Fishbourne – Portsmouth*
Harbour Water Taxi
The Yarmouth Harbour water taxi operates on VHF Ch15, Call Sign ‘Harbour Taxi’ and can also be reached by telephone on 07969 840173.
The Island Line railway on the Isle of Wight operates between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin, serving Smallbrook Junction, Brading, Sandown and Lake stations along the way.
Island Line: Tel. 0345 6000 650
National Rail Enquiries: Tel. 03457 48 49 50
South Western Railway: Tel. 0345 600 0650
There’s a taxi rank next to the Wightlink ferry terminal in Yarmouth or phone a local taxi provider:
I Cab: Tel. 07553 567567
Kabel Cars: Tel. 01983 753276
Mick’s Taxis: Tel. 01983 752936
Rayners Taxi: Tel. 01983 752784
Bay Taxi: Tel. 0747 566 2350