There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Wight by train, ferry, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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

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Train, Hovercraft  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour
  3. Take the Hovercraft from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde

$156 - $218

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Bus, Hovercraft  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express
  2. Take the Hovercraft from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde

$74 - $86

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Train, Catamaran  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour
  3. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head

$130 - $197

Train, ferry  •  9 h 57 min

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

$194 - $291

Drive, carferry  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Lymington
  2. Take the carferry from Lymington to Yarmouth

$109 - $156

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, ferry, line 5 bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU) EDI - SOU
  2. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes
  3. Take the line 5 bus from East Cowes, opp Well Road to Newport, Bus Station

$79 - $275

Train to Glasgow, fly to Southampton, ferry  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Southampton (SOU) GLA - SOU
  3. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes

$98 - $297

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train, ferry  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central
  3. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes

$113 - $293

Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, train, ferry  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  3. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes

$107 - $260

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train, ferry  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central
  3. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes

$107 - $235

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, train, ferry  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central
  4. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes

$118 - $325

Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Isle of Wight is 375 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Wight without a car is to train and Hovercraft which takes 7 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Wight, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Southampton Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Wight.
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  • Distance: 375.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 25 min

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

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Isle of Wight. However, you can take the train to London Kings Cross, take the walk to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, take the Tube to Leicester Square Underground Station, take the Tube to Waterloo Underground Station, take the walk to London Waterloo, take the train to Portsmouth Harbour, 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, then take the taxi to Isle of Wight. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Isle of Wight via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, London Victoria, Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth, Ryde Pier Head, Ryde Esplanade, and Ryde, Bus Station in around 9 h 11 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$170 - $270
Off-Peak Single
$200 - $300
Train from Reading to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
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 Edinburgh to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com
Southern Vectis
Website
islandbuses.info
Bus from East Cowes, opp Well Road to Newport, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
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
Wightlink
Phone
0333 999 7333
Website
wightlink.co.uk
Ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
wightlink.co.uk
Car ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
wightlink.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

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