Travel by Ferry


Passengers travelling on foot or with bicycles

Shanklin is only 3 hours by train from London Waterloo, including the ferry journey from Portsmouth Harbour and a connecting train from Ryde to Shanklin. We will be happy to pick you up from Shanklin station with advanced notice. Trains run every half an hour from Waterloo to Portsmouth and the Wightlink catamaran to the island meets the train at Portsmouth Harbour station.

From Southampton Red Funnel's High Speed Ferry has a crossing to West Cowes. There are buses from Cowes to Shanklin or with prior arrangement we will be happy to offer a pick-up service.

From Southsea there is a Hovercraft that lands at Ryde Esplanade, next to the bus/train station where you can get the number 7 or 7a bus straight to Shanklin or catch the train at Ryde Esplanade station. If prefered you can arrange to be picked up by us.


Passengers travelling by car

There are several car ferries that sail from the mainland to the Isle of Wight. Red Funnel Ferries operate from Southampton to East Cowes.

There are two Wightlink car ferries. One sails from Lymington to Yarmouth and the other sails from Portsmouth to Fishbourne.
Shanklin is only a short drive from any of the terminals.

We can offer a 15 - 25 % discount with ferry travel with your booking, just contact us