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.

East Wight councillors urged to back Keep Island Line Franchise campaign

Islandline trains

Councillors from Shanklin to Ryde have been asked to support the Keep Island Line Franchise Campaign. Residents are reminded of the public meeting being held from 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th August at Shanklin Theatre.

Wednesday, 5th August, 2015 10:10am

By Chris Quirk with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures: 5th August 2015

Road cones:

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (5th August), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Wednesday, 5th August, 2015 7:50am

By Sally Perry

New self-serve ticket machines for rail, ferry and Solent Go travelcards

Ticket machines

The new self-serve ticket machines have been funded by Red Funnel and LSTF money from the Government.

Tuesday, 4th August, 2015 12:51pm

By Amy Grinstead with 2 readers' comments

Island Roads to upgrade busy stretches of roads through Ryde

Road works road closed signs

The work will be carried out overnight.

Tuesday, 4th August, 2015 11:18am

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures: 4th August 2015

Roadworks lights:

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (4th August), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Tuesday, 4th August, 2015 8:46am

By Simon Perry

Roadworks and road closures week starting 3rd August

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 3rd August 2015) or next, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Monday, 3rd August, 2015 7:46am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures: 31st July 2015

Road works road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (31st July), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Friday, 31st July, 2015 8:57am

By Sally Perry

MP says Island Line should not be politicised

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

The MP says, "it is very unhelpful that some people are trying to make this a political issue."

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 11:43am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 95 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures: 30th July 2015

Road Closed at Undercliff Drive

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (30th July), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 7:49am

By Sally Perry

Southern Vectis introduce Key Cards for children and young people (Updated)

Island Buses:

Children and young people will be able to register for a key card next month, providing them with a safer and more convenient way to pay for bus journeys.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 9:40am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures: 29th July 2015

Road cones:

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (29th July), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 7:32am

By Sally Perry

Island Line: Council leader says community model ‘seems to be unworkable’

Island line train

Leader of the Isle of Wight council states his focus has been to see how the franchise can be retained and says he has been taking positive steps to this end.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 7:53pm

By Sally Perry with 42 readers' comments

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