Isle of Wight travel

Our Travel section is the place to check for fast and accurate travel updates from all the ferry companies, bus, train and hovercraft operator. In this section, we’ll also let you know about road closures and diversions.

Roadworks lead to short notice changes to bus routes in Niton and Whitwell

Island Buses:

Southern Vectis have approached Island Roads and Isle of Wight Council to highlight the inconvenience the road works will cause to bus passengers but have not heard back yet.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 2:35pm

By Matt Kitchin

Scrutineers make recommendations on cross-Solent travel

Solent forts:

Find out what the Task and Finish Group are recommending to the Full Council following their public meeting with stakeholders and cross-Solent operators.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 1:40pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Floating bridge out of service this week

Floating Bridge

The floating bridge is out for maintenance in dry dock this week. Diversions are in place and a passenger launch available.

Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 9:20am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures week commencing 21st April 2014

Road closed by the sea

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 21st April), whether by car or on the bus find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks and road closures

Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 7:58am

By Sally Perry

38 ferry crossings cancelled due to essential maintenance

Limo leaving Wightlink ferry

Essential maintenance means that many scheduled crossings on Friday 25 April, Monday 28 April and Friday 2 May 2014 have been cancelled. Be aware of the new timetable if you're planning to travel.

Monday, 21st April, 2014 1:54pm

By Chris Cowley with 5 readers' comments

Further cancellations on Wightlink ferry

Wightlink ferries from Spinnaker Tower by Auntie P

Following cancellations this morning due to staff sickness, Wightlink are having to cancel two more crossings later today.

Saturday, 19th April, 2014 11:52am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 17th April 2014

Road closed sign:

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (17th April), whether by car or on the bus find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks and road closures

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 7:47am

By Sally Perry

Eight Car Parks due for resurfacing in the next ten weeks

Road closed roadworks

It's not just the roads that are being resurfaced, car parks will be too. Eight are planned over the coming ten weeks.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 8:43am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 16th April 2014

Road Closed

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (16th April), whether by car or on the bus find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks and road closures

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 7:51am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 15th April 2014

Road Closed Sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (15th April), whether by car or on the bus find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks and road closures

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 1:25pm

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures week commencing 14th April 2014 (updated)

Road closed sign:

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 14th April), whether by car or on the bus find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks and road closures

Monday, 14th April, 2014 7:51am

By Sally Perry

Southern Vectis brands tweet ‘completely unacceptable’ and removes it

Twitter birds on a phone line by opensourceway

A comment posted to the Southern Vectis twitter account last night has been labelled sexist, inappropriate, chauvinistic and devaluing to women.

Saturday, 12th April, 2014 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 156 readers' comments