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There are 4 ways to get from Plymouth to Isle of Wight by train, ferry, bus, car or car ferry

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Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  6h 40m

  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

$89 - $155

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  3h 51m

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

$45 - $64

2 alternative options

Train, Hovercraft  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Westbury (Wilts)
  3. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Portsmouth & Southsea
  4. Take the Hovercraft from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde

$169 - $279

Bus, Hovercraft  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard National Express
  2. Take the Hovercraft from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde

$45 - $56

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Isle of Wight is to bus and Hovercraft which costs £30 - £45 and takes 8h 49m.

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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 3h 51m.

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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 6h 40m and costs £65 - £120.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Plymouth to Isle of Wight, including transfers.

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There are 1092+ hotels available in Isle of Wight. Prices start at $71 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: 6h 40m

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 Taunton, Westbury (Wilts), Portsmouth & Southsea, Somers Town, University House, Southsea, Hovertravel Stop, Southsea Hoverport, and Ryde in around 6h 56m.

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
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Plymouth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Taunton to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $50
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $75
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to St Denys
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
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
25m
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
10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
hovertravel.co.uk
Wightlink
Phone
0333 999 7333
Website
wightlink.co.uk
Car ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
wightlink.co.uk

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