There are 4 ways to get from Brighton to Isle of Wight by bus, ferry, train, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, Hovercraft  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard National Express
  2. Take the Hovercraft from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde

$40 - $49

Cheapest option

Drive, carferry  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to Portsea, Portsmouth IOW Car Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the carferry from Portsea, Portsmouth IOW Car Ferry Terminal to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal

$25 - $35

2 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Southampton Central
  2. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes

$50 - $88

Train, Hovercraft, line 3 bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
  2. Take the Hovercraft from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde
  3. Take the line 3 bus from Ryde, Bus Station to Blackwater Mill 3

$61 - $80

Questions & Answers

The distance between Brighton and Isle of Wight is 54 miles.

The best way to get from Brighton to Isle of Wight without a car is to bus and Hovercraft which takes 3 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Brighton to Isle of Wight, including transfers.

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There are 970+ hotels available in Isle of Wight. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Isle of Wight.
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  • Distance: 53.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Brighton, England and Isle of Wight, England?

There is no direct connection from Brighton to Isle of Wight. However, you can take the bus to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard, take the walk to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange, take the bus to Southsea, Clarence Pier, take the walk to Southsea Hoverport, take the Hovercraft to Ryde, take the walk to Ryde, Bus Station, then take the line 9 bus to Newport, Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Brighton to Isle of Wight via Southampton Central, Southampton City Centre, Central Station, Town Quay, Red Jet Terminal, Southampton, East Cowes, and East Cowes, opp Well Road in around 3 h 37 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Southern Vectis
Website
islandbuses.info
Bus from Ryde, Bus Station to Blackwater Mill
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
islandbuses.info
Ferry operators
Hovertravel
Phone
+44 1983 717700
Email
info@hovertravel.com
Website
hovertravel.co.uk
Ferry from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
hovertravel.co.uk
Red Funnel
Phone
+44 2380 019192
Email
post@redfunnel.co.uk
Website
redfunnel.co.uk
Ferry from Southampton to East Cowes
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
redfunnel.co.uk
Wightlink
Phone
0333 999 7333
Website
wightlink.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsea, Portsmouth IOW Car Ferry Terminal to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
wightlink.co.uk

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