Travel on Foot

Travel on Foot

It’s easy, affordable and faster than you think to travel to Ventnor on foot, with a number of alternative travel options for foot passengers that connect easily with rail and bus services.

As well as regular sailings Red Funnel operates a high-speed passenger service from Southampton to West Cowes and Wightlink operates a high-speed service from Portsmouth to Ryde.  Both crossings connect with rail and or bus services and through tickets combining ferry travel and train jouneys can been booked through National Rail’s website.  

When you’ve made it to the Island there are a number of transport operators, including trains, buses and taxis.

  • IslandLine trains run from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin, which takes 30 minutes. You can buy tickets whilst on the train. Ventnor is a 15 minute bus journey on the number 3 bus from Shanklin train station.
     
  • Southern Vectis buses run regularly around the Island, though we advise to check timetables and fares before you travel.
     
  • Taxis both from within Ventnor and Islandwide, we advise pre-booking in advance – please see our suggested service providers