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.

Belgrave Road landslip: Council uncertain how it happened or how to safely fix it (new photos)

The council explain they are currently uncertain of what caused the retaining wall to fail - and indeed how they can safely get to it to fix it

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Residents fear for road after partial collapse of retaining wall in Ventnor (photos) (updated)

Island Roads have closed the road

One resident said he'd been telling the Isle of Wight council about the problem for over 30 years. The road has been closed to traffic

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 11:56am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

£1m raised through Solent LEP and IW council unlocks £26m investment for Island Line

One of the new Island Line trains

The Solent LEP and Isle of Wight Council have raised £1m between them to unlock the £26m government investment in Island Line

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 10:33am

By Bex Pearce with 6 readers' comments

Improvements to section of M27 approved, with tech solutions to bottleneck problems

motorway roadworks

If you use the M27 and have experienced delays due to the bottleneck at Junction 7, these improvements should be welcomed

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 10:47am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Reopening Undercliff Drive is ‘crucial to our way of life’, says Parish Councillor

undercliff drive - january 2020 from the ventnor end

A councillor with Niton and Whitwell Parish Council explains the determined work they have been carrying out since the 2014 Undercliff Drive landslip and explains why reopening the road is crucial to the village's way of life

Monday, 13th January, 2020 6:39pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users Group: All welcome to public meeting

island line train coming out of the tunnel in Ryde (in tilt shift mode)

The latest Bus and Rail Users' Group meeting offers an opportunity to question the programme manager for South Western Railway

Monday, 13th January, 2020 8:28am

By Sally Perry

80mph gusts expected to cause cross-Solent disruption

windy statue

The weather warning for strong winds has been extended by the Met Office and is likely to disrupt cross-Solent travel early in the week

Sunday, 12th January, 2020 11:40am

By Sally Perry

19-year-old woman dies in single car collision: Police appeal for information

white lily

Our thoughts are with the teenager's family and friends. If you saw the car or have dashcam footage, please get in touch with the police. Details within

Saturday, 11th January, 2020 11:35am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight council submit Undercliff Drive funding bid to Government

Undercliff Drive march 2019

When Dave Stewart became Isle of Wight council leader in 2017 he vowed to reopen Undercliff Drive

Friday, 10th January, 2020 5:52pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

Busy road closed for three weeks for bridge strengthening works

godshill bridge

In order to continue carrying any traffic larger than a Transit van, the bridge needs to be strengthened

Friday, 10th January, 2020 4:40pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Isle of Wight’s Hovertravel shortlisted for major tourism award

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

As the only year-round commercial passenger hovercraft service in the world, Hovertravel is an ongoing fixture on the bucket list of many international visitors to the UK

Friday, 10th January, 2020 4:03pm

By Stephen Forster

Wind gusts of up to 80mph expected

woman standing by the seawith hair blowing in the strong wind

Gusts of up to 80mph may hit coastal areas say the Met Office, so expect disruption to cross-Solent travel

Friday, 10th January, 2020 3:47pm

By Sally Perry with one comment