There are 4 ways to get from Kent to Isle of Wight by train, ferry, bus, 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

Train, ferry  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Lenham to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Southampton Central
  3. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes

$103 - $159

Cheapest option

Drive, carferry  •  2 h 56 min

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

$38 - $53

2 alternative options

Train, Hovercraft, line 3 bus  •  7 h 13 min

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

$113 - $152

Bus, Hovercraft  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone, King Street (Boots) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 021
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southsea, Clarence Pier 030
  3. Take the Hovercraft from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde

$51 - $59

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kent and Isle of Wight is 98 miles.

The best way to get from Kent to Isle of Wight without a car is to train and ferry which takes 6 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Kent 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 Kent to Isle of Wight.
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  • Distance: 98.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

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

There is no direct connection from Kent to Isle of Wight. However, you can take the train to London Victoria, 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 Kent to Isle of Wight via London Victoria, Portsmouth & Southsea, Southsea Hoverport, Ryde, and Ryde, Bus Station in around 7 h 13 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
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
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 Maidstone, King Street (Boots) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southsea, Clarence Pier
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
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
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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