Question: Do you need a car on Isle of Wight?

The short answer is yes, you can get around the Isle of Wight without a car. However, I would say its a lot easier if you stay in the East Wight (Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin), or possibly in Newport. In the car, you can get anywhere from Newport in about half an hour but on the bus it will be longer.

How do you get to Isle of Wight without car?

Wherever you arrive on the Isle of Wight, a bus route can take you to Newport, the capital of the island. From here, you can pretty much get anywhere on the Island by bus.

How long does it take to drive around Isle of Wight?

How long does it take to drive around the Isle? From one end to the other would take around an hour without traffic. You could circle the entire perimeter in three hours.

Can you walk around the Isle of Wight?

The Isle of Wight coastal path is about 70 miles. You can obviously walk it in a couple of days if youre a lunatic, or you can take a month doing it if you really want to, but bear in mind that some parts of the route are very rural so dont have many accommodation options.

Can I fly to the Isle of Wight?

Whilst there are no direct commercial flights to the Isle of Wight, it is within easy reach of several of the UKs key airports. By train from airport stations with ferry inclusive tickets to any of the Isle of Wight ports at Yarmouth, West Cowes, East Cowes, Fishbourne or Ryde.

Can I take my car to the Isle of Wight?

Car ferries to the Isle of Wight: Southampton to Isle of Wight (East Cowes) – 55 minutes - Red Funnel Ferries (click here for Red Funnel timetable) Portsmouth to Isle of Wight (Fishbourne) – 45 minutes – Wightlink Ferries (click here for Wightlink timetable)

What airports fly to the Isle of Wight?

The nearest airport to Isle of Wight is Southampton (SOU) Airport which is 19.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Gatwick (LGW) (61.6 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (67.8 miles), Bristol (BRS) (78.3 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (94 miles).

What is there to do in the Isle of Wight for 3 days?

Things to Do on the Isle of WightExplore Cowes.Osborne House.Lunch at the Garlic Farm.Monkey Haven.Steam Railway.The Needles.Carisbrooke Castle.St. Catherines Down & Blackgang Chine.More items •20 May 2021

How long does it take to walk the Isle of Wight?

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path is an exhilarating walk around the islands coastline. It can easily be done in four or five days of walking, although very fit people may choose to do it in as little as three. The nature of the path is varied and is in many ways a microcosm of the mainlands coastline.

What can you do on the Isle of Wight for free?

Free days out on the Isle of WightTake a swim on the most varied coastline in Britain. Quarr Abbey. Play I-Spy Isle of Wight or Isle Spy. The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. Bembridge Lifeboat Station and the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre. National Trust and English Heritage properties. Visit a food/drink producer.More items

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