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.

Changes to parking restrictions in part of Ryde will mean no more on-street overnight parking

No parking sign in blue and red captured against a clear afternoon sky with a single white cloud hovering over it.

The Delegated Decision report has been released today with details of the proposed changes which the council say would reduce risks for pedestrians, and improve access for emergency vehicles

Friday, 13th December, 2019 4:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

Former ferry captain in court over collision with motor cruiser

Southampton Magistrates Court - streetview

The collision took place in September last year and the captain was sacked as a result. The Magistrates Court heard his case this week

Thursday, 12th December, 2019 5:21pm

By Sally Perry

Road closed due to burst water main

road closed sign

The road is closed to allow Southern Water to repair the burst water main. Watch out for the diversion

Thursday, 12th December, 2019 9:29am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cash boost for Phoenix Project means minibus on the horizon

Members of the Phoenix Club holding a giant cheque

The Phoenix Project works with Isle of Wight residents with moderate to profound and multiple disabilities offering a number of activities. The new mini bus will be bring real benefit to the Project

Monday, 9th December, 2019 2:50pm

By Gavin Foster

Disruption on Island Line train service (updated)

train at ryde station

If you were planning to use Island Line today beware of disruption

Sunday, 8th December, 2019 8:13am

By Sally Perry

It’s taking over 2,500 litres of paint to repaint Yarmouth Bridge

Yarmouth Bridge

It is the first time the bridge has been stripped back to the metal and completely repainted since it was built nearly 35 years ago

Saturday, 7th December, 2019 8:46am

By Gavin Foster

‘Climate change not going to wait for anyone’ says Portsmouth councillor as sea defences scheme approved


The City Council are pressing ahead with the controversial sea defence scheme, aimed at protecting over 8,000 city homes

Friday, 6th December, 2019 6:21pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Appeal after man suffers life changing injuries in Isle of Wight collision

Police tape

Our thoughts are with the rider's family and friends - if you have any information, please let police know

Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 9:32am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Disruption expected on Island Line Trains all day

Islandline trains

Island Line has been plagued with problems over the last couple of month. Disruption is expected until the end of the day

Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Watch out for dense fog that could affect cross-Solent travel

Foggy start to the day by Scott Hedley

Might be worth allowing more time for your cross-Solent journey tomorrow given this weather warning for dense fog around Portsmouth and Southampton

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 5:34pm

By Sally Perry

Victoria of Wight wins top environmental award for £30million hybrid ferry

Jarvis Smith from the P.E.A. Awards, in association with Octopus Energy, presents Wightlink’s Keith Greenfield with the Travel Award

CEO of the ferry company said they've pledged to do all they can to "protect the sea, land and air around us by keeping the Solent clean, recycling as much as possible and reducing waste and emissions"

Monday, 2nd December, 2019 2:43pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

Dense freezing fog forecast for the Solent area could affect travel plans

Drone shot over Ventnor by Jamie Russell Island Visions

The dense fog could affect cross -Solent travel, so a good idea to allow more time for your journey. Details within

Monday, 2nd December, 2019 10:08am

By Sally Perry