Two companies operate car ferry travel across the water from the mainland to the Isle of Wight with Early Bird ferry offers:
1. Red Funnel operates a crossing from Southampton to East Cowes (1hr crossing).
Visit Red Funnel
2. Wightlink operates two services, one from Lymington to Yarmouth (40min crossing) and the other from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (45min crossing).
We recommend that you pay for your car parking in advance when you buy your Festival ticket.
Return Coach Travel is available from Bournemouth, Brighton, London, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Oxford, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield. More to be announced soon.
Get one of the four mainland ferry ports at Southampton, Portsmouth, Lymington or Southsea. After a short crossing, you will arrive on the Island and you’ll be at the Isle of Wight Festival in no time at all. The ferry ports are served by good rail and road links.
There are fantastic Early Bird ferry offers available from Wightlink and Red Funnel.
1. RED FUNNEL
Red Funnel offers two services for people travelling on foot: the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes or the Red Jet from Southampton to West Cowes. There are bus stations at both Cowes’ terminals where you can catch the bus to take you directly to the Festival.
Visit Red Funnel
Wightlink offers two services for people travelling on foot: the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth and the Catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde. There are bus stations at both Island terminals where you can catch the bus to take you directly to Festival.
Hovertravel operates a hovercraft service from Southsea to Ryde taking only 10 minutes to cross the Solent. They have a quick and easy Hoverbus service connecting from all Portsmouth stations with every Hovercraft service*. Onward bus travel to the Festival site is only a short 2 minute walk from their Ryde terminal.
Share a lift to the festival and get priority parking with Liftshare: