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.

Wightlink adds more sailings to their Fishbourne to Portsmouth route

Wightlink adds sailings to Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Wightlink have added some more crossings to their Portsmouth route in light of anticipated extra demand

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 4:30pm

By Louise Lea with 2 readers' comments

Free bus travel for older residents before 9.30am comes to an end next week

Bus Stop:

Cllr Ian Ward says that with lockdown restrictions easing and more businesses reopening, bus services need to be available for commuters who have no alternative but to use public transport to get to work and school

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 10:06am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Major roadworks start today to rebuild busy gateway road

roadworks sign

The closure has been booked for three weeks, but Island Roads say they hope to complete the work in two weeks

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 9:56am

By Gavin Foster

Police investigate fatal collision in Newchurch


Police are now in a position to provide an update on a collision involving a 30-year-old which took place in Newchurch, Isle of Wight yesterday (23rd June)

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 12:11pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Face coverings can make things harder for those with hearing loss

woman with face mask on and hands on her head

This helpful fact sheet has been produced by Action on Hearing Loss to help transport providers understand how face coverings can make things difficult for those with hearing loss

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 3:10pm

By Mark O’Sullivan

Isle of Wight to ‘responsibly open up its visitor and hospitality sector’, says MP

Shanklin beach

The Isle of Wight MP welcomes the return of the Red Jet service, adding that, "it’s a step forward in returning slowly to normal"

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 10:53am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Red Jets to resume service from next week with limited capacity

Red Jet 7

CEO of Red Funnel says it is safe to travel on their ferries, as the Red Jet gets ready to resume next week

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 10:29am

By Enya Lumley

CycleWight need your help to lobby for better Isle of Wight cycling conditions

family feeding the ducks by dinosaur with bicycles nearby

Check out CycleWight to find out more about how you can help them lobby for better cycling routes and conditions on Isle of Wight roads

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 8:45am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police appeal for witnesses after collision leaves 89-year-old man in serious condition

Emergency call:

Did you witness the collision or see the grey Citroen C3 this morning, which has left an 89-year-old man in a serious condition?

Saturday, 20th June, 2020 5:11pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Protected wildflowers hacked down by Island Roads’ contractor – Two years in a row – Even after agreeing not to

The Lost Duver Project - Sea Thrift on Culver Parade

Island Roads had previously agreed that these wildflowers in Sandown Bay would be left to thrive. Island Roads respond after they were hacked back at the weekend, for the second year in a row

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 10:28am

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

East Cowes road closed for urgent reconstruction works

road closed sign

Diversion signs will be in place during the time of the closure and reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the road is closed

Monday, 15th June, 2020 12:05pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Work to improve safety, while retaining character of footbridge approved

Gully Road Bridge

Work is required at Gully Road Footbridge because the parapet walls were assessed as not providing enough protection to prevent people falling several metres to the ground below

Friday, 12th June, 2020 9:15am

By Anna Price with 3 readers' comments