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.

Island Roads to continue repairing road defects, keeping streets clean and emptying street bins

roadworks sign

Island Roads will be suspending the highway and footway maintenance programmes - excluding St Mary's Roundabout - but carrying out a number of other tasks

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 5:13pm

By Gavin Foster with 9 readers' comments

Portsmouth’s Clean Air Zone will be in place by end of 2021 (updated)

Map of CAZ + AQMAs

The Clean Air Zone will impact coaches, buses, heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), taxis and private hire vehicles of certain standards

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 12:26pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Hovertravel to continue vital cross-Solent services

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

The Head of Hovertravel says that all ferry companies are demonstrating they're united in their mission to ensure the Isle of Wight remains connected

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

FastCat service to be suspended. RedJet to be cut to the bone

two wightlink cats tied up by davidcjones

Both Wightlink and Red Funnel have just announced major cuts to their cross-Solent foot passenger services. Details within

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Bob Seely consults Chief Constable on measures to prevent visitors to the Isle of Wight

bob seely westminster hall send debate

The MP asked what can reasonably be done to deter any potential visitors over the Easter period

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge back out of service tonight for essential works

floating bridge suspended sign

The floating bridge will return to service each morning and run as normal during the day.

Friday, 27th March, 2020 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Red Funnel step in to honour pre-booked Yarmouth foot passenger tickets

Redjet 7

Red Funnel say they are doing all they can to maintain continuity for all customers across the communities they serve

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:27pm

By Enya Lumley

Yarmouth – Lymington ferry to come to a halt due to Coronavirus outbreak

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Fewer people have been travelling on the route in recent weeks and numbers have fallen heavily since Monday’s announcement by the Prime Minister urging everyone to stay at home, unless they are essential workers.

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Government temporarily suspend competition law to allow ferry companies to coordinate routes and flow of goods

House of Parliament and Westminster Bridge

The Business Secretary is to waive competition law to allow Isle of Wight ferry operators to coordinate to keep routes open and essential goods flowing

Friday, 27th March, 2020 10:50am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Free car parking for all keyworkers delivered by Isle of Wight council

parking meter

Today's announcement means they will be able to park in on street parking bays and council and NHS owned car parks without having to worry about cost or time restrictions.

Thursday, 26th March, 2020 12:54pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Floating Bridge out of service this afternoon

floating bridge suspended sign

There will not be a replacement foot passenger launch service

Thursday, 26th March, 2020 12:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

MP pushes Gov to allow IW ferry companies to legally talk to ensure ferries can keep running

bob seely in parliament

Currently competition law forbids the three cross-Solent operators from speaking. The MP is pushing in Westminster for an exemption to be given, to ensure a working link between the Isle of Wight and the Mainland is kept running

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 11:50am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments