There are 2 ways to get from Reading to Isle of Wight by train, bus, ferry, 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, bus, ferry, line 5 bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central
  2. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Central Station to Town Quay, Red Jet Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes
  4. Take the line 5 bus from East Cowes, opp Well Road to Newport, Bus Station 5

$54 - $83

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Isle of Wight is to drive and car ferry which costs £20 - £35 and takes 2 h 14 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Reading to Isle of Wight is to drive and car ferry which costs £20 - £35 and takes 2 h 14 min.

More details

The distance between Reading and Isle of Wight is 57 miles.

It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Reading to Isle of Wight, including transfers.

More details

Map of how to get from Reading to Isle of Wight.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 57.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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

There is no direct connection from Reading to Isle of Wight. However, you can 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 the drive to Portsmouth, take the car ferry to Fishbourne, then take the drive to Isle of Wight.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bluestar
Website
bluestarbus.co.uk
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Central Station to Town Quay, Red Jet Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluestarbus.co.uk
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
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 - $21
Schedules at
redfunnel.co.uk
Wightlink
Phone
0333 999 7333
Website
wightlink.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
wightlink.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Southend Airport into central London, How to get from London City Airport into central London and South Korea: Travelling from Seoul to Busan - to help you get the most out of your next trip.