There are 3 ways to get from Cowes to Shanklin by bus, taxi or car

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Line 1 bus, line 2 bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Cowes, Pontoon (Red Jet Terminal Building) to Newport, Bus Station 1
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Newport, Bus Station to Shanklin Bus Station 2

$7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cowes to Shanklin 13.9 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Cowes to Shanklin 13.9 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Cowes to Shanklin is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cowes to Shanklin is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 23 min.

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The distance between Cowes and Shanklin is 11 miles. The road distance is 13.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from Cowes to Shanklin, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cowes to Shanklin station. However, there are services departing from Cowes, Pontoon (Red Jet Terminal Building) and arriving at Shanklin Bus Station via Newport, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Cowes, England and Shanklin, England?

You can take a bus from Cowes to Shanklin via Newport, Bus Station in around 1 h 10 min.

Bus operators
Southern Vectis
Website
islandbuses.info
Bus from Cowes, Pontoon (Red Jet Terminal Building) to Newport, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
islandbuses.info
Bus from Newport, Bus Station to Shanklin Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
islandbuses.info
Other operators
Taxi from Cowes to Shanklin
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
West Quay Cars
Phone
+44 23 8099 9999
Website
southamptontaxi.co.uk
Southampton Taxis
Phone
+44 23 8000 5005
Website
southamptontaxis.net

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