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There are 2 ways to get from Reading to Isle of Wight by train, ferry, bus, car or car ferry

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Train, ferry, line 5 bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central
  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 5

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Portsea, Portsmouth IOW Car Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsea, Portsmouth IOW Car Ferry Terminal to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal

$27 - $38

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Isle of Wight is to drive and car ferry which costs £20 - £29 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Isle of Wight is to drive and car ferry which costs £20 - £29 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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

The best way to get from Reading to Isle of Wight without a car is to train and ferry and line 5 bus which takes 2 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Reading to Isle of Wight, including transfers.

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There are 995+ hotels available in Isle of Wight. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Isle of Wight.
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  • Distance: 57.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 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 Funnel 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 Portsea, Portsmouth IOW Car Ferry Terminal, take the car ferry to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal, then take the drive to Isle of Wight.

Train operators
Bus operators
Southern Vectis
Phone
+44 330 053 9182
Email
hello@southernvectis.com
Website
islandbuses.info
Bus from East Cowes, opp Well Road to Newport, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 - $22
Schedules at
redfunnel.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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