There are 4 ways to get from Cowes to Shanklin by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Line 4 bus, train  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 4 bus from East Cowes, opp Well Road to Ryde, Bus Station 4
  2. Take the train from Ryde Esplanade to Shanklin

$8 - $10

Cheapest option

Line 1 bus, line 2 bus  •  1 h 17 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, Tile House 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

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cowes to Shanklin. However, there are services departing from Cowes, Pontoon (Red Jet Terminal Building) and arriving at Shanklin, Tile House via Newport, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 17 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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The best way to get from Cowes to Shanklin without a car is to line 4 bus and train which takes 1 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to get from Cowes to Shanklin, including transfers.

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Cowes to Shanklin bus services, operated by Southern Vectis, depart from Cowes, Pontoon (Red Jet Terminal Building) station.

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Cowes to Shanklin bus services, operated by Southern Vectis, arrive at Shanklin, Tile House station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cowes to Shanklin is 14 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Cowes to Shanklin.

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There are 770+ hotels available in Shanklin. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cowes to Shanklin.
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  • Distance: 10.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 14 min

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 17 min.

Train operators
Island Line Trains
Website
southwesttrains.co.uk
Train from Ryde Esplanade to Shanklin
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Bus operators
Southern Vectis
Website
islandbuses.info
Bus from East Cowes, opp Well Road to Ryde, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
islandbuses.info
Bus from Cowes, Pontoon (Red Jet Terminal Building) to Newport, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
islandbuses.info
Bus from Newport, Bus Station to Shanklin, Tile House
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 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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