There are 6 ways to get from Plymouth 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.

Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Salisbury
  3. Take the train from Salisbury to St Denys
  4. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes

$92 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus, Catamaran  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard National Express
  2. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head

$40 - $52

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Train, Hovercraft  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Fratton
  3. Take the Hovercraft from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde

$161 - $269

Bus, Hovercraft  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bath to Southsea
  3. Take the Hovercraft from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde

$80 - $97

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 51 min

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

$45 - $64

Train, fly, ferry  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Southampton (SOU) EXT - SOU
  3. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes

$131 - $522

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Isle of Wight is to bus and Catamaran which costs £30 - £40 and takes 10 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Isle of Wight is to drive and car ferry which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Plymouth and Isle of Wight is 126 miles.

The best way to get from Plymouth to Isle of Wight without a car is to train and ferry which takes 6 h 26 min and costs £70 - £130.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Plymouth to Isle of Wight, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to Southampton Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Flybe offers flights from Exeter Airport to Southampton Airport.

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There are 994+ hotels available in Isle of Wight. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Isle of Wight.
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  • Distance: 125.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

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

There is no direct connection from Plymouth to Isle of Wight. However, you can take the train to Exeter St Davids, take the train to Salisbury, take the train to St Denys, take the taxi 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 Plymouth to Isle of Wight via Bristol Temple Meads, Fratton, Southsea Hoverport, Ryde, and Ryde, Bus Station in around 6 h 26 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Chambery
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Guernsey, Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Fratton
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to St Denys
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Bath to Southsea
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
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
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

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