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There are 3 ways to get from Southampton to Shanklin by car, car ferry, ferry, bus or train

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Drive, car ferry  •  1 h 30 min

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

$19 - $26

2 alternative options

Ferry, line 5 bus, line 3 bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes
  2. Take the line 5 bus from East Cowes, opp Well Road to Newport, Bus Station 5
  3. Take the line 3 bus from Newport, Bus Station to Shanklin, Daishs 2 / ...

Train, Catamaran  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Portsmouth Harbour
  2. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
  3. Take the train from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin

$27 - $48

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Shanklin is to drive and car ferry which costs £15 - £21 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Shanklin is to drive and car ferry which costs £15 - £21 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Shanklin is 22 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Shanklin without a car is to ferry and line 5 bus and line 3 bus which takes 2 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Southampton to Shanklin, including transfers.

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There are 769+ hotels available in Shanklin. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Shanklin.
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  • Distance: 21.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Shanklin, England?

There is no direct connection from Southampton to Shanklin. However, 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 Shanklin. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Southampton to Shanklin via East Cowes, East Cowes, opp Well Road, and Newport, Bus Station in around 2 h 11 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Portsmouth Harbour
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Island Line Trains
Website
southwesttrains.co.uk
Train from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Bus operators
Southern Vectis
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
Bus from Newport, Bus Station to Shanklin, Daishs
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
islandbuses.info
Ferry operators
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
Ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
wightlink.co.uk
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

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