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.

Latest OnTheWight questions on Wightlink’s new Pier charges bring surprising answers

taxi on pier

OnTheWight's been finding out further information from Wightlink about the car pier waiting times cut, including how waiting taxis will be affected and what happens if the FastCat is delayed - with surprising answers.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures for 20th June 2018

Road ahead closed

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (20th June) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 6:55am

By Sally Perry

Island Roads introduce new new lorry state of the art lorry

Island Roads lorry

A state-of-the-art new 26-tonne lorry brimming with the latest eco and safety features has joined the project to upgrade the Island’s highways network.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 2:05pm

By Gavin Foster

More details of Southampton’s Clean Air Zone vehicle charging revealed (Updated)

Southampton CAZ proposed area - April 2017

Southampton's Clean Air Zone could have quite an impact for Islanders. Some of the details of it were held back yesterday, but here's the extra info that we learnt from the council's leader on BBC Solent this morning.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 11:27am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Road closed due to fallen tree

road ahead closed

The road will be closed until the fallen tree has been removed.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 9:08am

By Sally Perry

Plans for St Mary’s roundabout delayed by council

st mary's roundabout

Proposals to change the layout at St Mary's Roundabout have been delayed by the council as they consider the effect it'll have on other roads.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 4:27pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Southampton council look to charge lorries £100 for CAZ. Red Funnel not happy (Updated)

Lorry exhaust

The Government want Southampton council to reduce air pollution. The council suggests a £100 fee for non-compliant lorries. Red Funnel, taxis and ports are not happy.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 10:25am

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures for 18th June 2018

roadworks

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (18th June) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 6:52am

By Sally Perry

Your questions answered on Wightlink’s change to Ryde Pier waiting times

Ryde Pier Toll charges

Many OnTheWight readers had questions when Wightlink announced they were cutting the Ryde Pier car waiting time from an hour to 20 mins. Here are the answers including when the 20 mins start - and the size of Fines.

Friday, 15th June, 2018 12:43pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures for 15th June 2018

Road closed sign

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (15th June) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures.

Friday, 15th June, 2018 7:07am

By Sally Perry

Ryde councillor: Wightlink’s 20min pier waiting time change ‘not properly thought through’

julian critchley

Ryde Town Councillor, Julian Critchley, has asked for a meeting with Wightlink as a matter of urgency to help them understand the impact of the planned 20 minute waiting time on the pier.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 11:54am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures for 14th June 2018

Roadworks signs

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (14th June) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 6:51am

By Sally Perry