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There are 4 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Isle of Wight by train, ferry, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Train, Hovercraft  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Fratton
  3. Take the Hovercraft from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde

$74 - $100

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Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Portsea, Portsmouth IOW Car Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsea, Portsmouth IOW Car Ferry Terminal to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal

$40 - $57

2 alternative options

Bus, Hovercraft  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southsea 030
  3. Take the Hovercraft from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde

$43 - $50

Fly, ferry  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Southampton (SOU) SEN - SOU
  2. Take the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes

$109 - $495

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Isle of Wight is to drive and car ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Isle of Wight is to drive and car ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Isle of Wight is 108 miles.

The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Isle of Wight without a car is to train and Hovercraft which takes 3 h 54 min and costs £55 - £80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Isle of Wight, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Southend Airport to Southampton Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Flybe offers flights from Southend Airport to Southampton Airport.

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There are 1017+ hotels available in Isle of Wight. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Southend Airport is to train which takes 5 min and costs £1 - £3.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Isle of Wight.
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  • Distance: 107.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and Isle of Wight, England?

There is no direct connection from Southend-on-Sea to Isle of Wight. However, you can take the train to West Ham, take the walk to West Ham station, take the subway to Waterloo station, take the walk to London Waterloo, take the train to Fratton, take the taxi to Southsea Hoverport, take the Hovercraft to Ryde, take the walk to Ryde, Bus Station, then take the line 9 bus to Newport, Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Southend-on-Sea to Isle of Wight via London Victoria Coach Station, Southsea, Southsea Hoverport, Ryde, and Ryde, Bus Station in around 6 h 46 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Southend to Southampton via Rennes
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Southend to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Southend to Southampton via Manchester, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Southend to Southampton via Manchester, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
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 Southend-on-Sea to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southsea
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
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
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
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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