Getting to the Isle of Wight

There are several options to travel over to us, you can bring your car, bike or just use your feet! Check out our from the ferry guide to get to us once you hit the Island

For a full guide to all the routes to the Isle of Wight read this guide by Isle of Wight Guru

Public transport on the Island is really good so don't be afraid to ditch the car and head over by foot. We highly recommend coming via Southampton using Red Funnel Red Jet service which comes directly into West Cowes. The Caledon is a 10 minute stroll up the hill or a 2 min taxi ride away. You don't need to book passenger tickets just turn up with time to spare and get on the next boat. Timetables and information is all available online. Use Red Funnel for ferry travel from Southampton to West Cowes and Wightlink to travel from Portsmouth to Ryde.

On Foot

Red Funnel Red Jet - Passenger Only Southampton to West Cowes 

  • - No booking required
  • - 25 mins only - fastest way to get here
  • - 10 min walk to The Caledon
  • - Train tickets can be purchased all the way to West Cowes to include your ferry travel - Network Rail Card discounts do apply


Wightlink Catermaran - Portsmouth to Ryde

  • - No booking required
  • - 25 mins to Ryde 
  • - 45 mins on the bus to Cowes via Newport (see Islandbuses)


Bringing a car

Red Funnel Car Ferry - Southampton to East Cowes

  • - Book in advance 
  • - We are able to give you a 15% discount code to use on Red Funnel website when you book a room with us - just add it in your booking extras
  • - 1 hour crossing
  • - 10 mins to The Caledon via Floating bridge (CURRENTLY NOT IN SERVICE) or 20 min drive via Newport (see guide)


Wightlink - Lymington to Yarmouth 

  • - Book in advance 
  • - 40 mins crossing
  • - 25/30 min drive to The Caledon
  • - Beautiful crossing!


Wightlink - Portsmouth to Fishbourne 

  • - Book in advance 
  • - 45 mins crossing
  • - 25 min drive to The Caledon
  • - Most frequent crossings


Bike - You cannot bring your bike over on a passenger ferry at the moment, so you will need to use the car ferries, see above. Once you are here we have a lovely new, secure bike shed for you to lock up your precious steed.