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Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  4 h 22 min

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

$81 - $143

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Bristol, Bus Station 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bristol to Southampton
  3. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes

$32 - $51

1 alternative option

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Lymington
  2. Take the car ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth

$39 - $57

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

There is no direct connection from Cardiff to Isle of Wight. However, you can take the train to Southampton Central, take the walk to Southampton City Centre, Central Station, take the bus to Town Quay, Red Jet Terminal, take the walk to Southampton, take the ferry to East Cowes, take the walk to East Cowes, opp Well Road, then take the line 5 bus to Newport, Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cardiff to Isle of Wight via Bristol, Bus Station, Bristol, Southampton, East Cowes, and East Cowes, opp Well Road in around 6 h 23 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol to Southampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
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 Lymington to Yarmouth
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
wightlink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Isle of Wight is 158 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Isle of Wight is to drive and car ferry which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Isle of Wight is to drive and car ferry which takes 3 h 36 min and costs £29 - £45.

It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Cardiff to Isle of Wight, including transfers.