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.

Islands Roads say sorry for Newport traffic gridlock and urge drivers to avoid the area

newport live traffic map

The lights are being repaired by a mainland company and hope to be working again by the morning.

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 4:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Two of Britain’s ‘persistently highest risk rural roads’ are on the Isle of Wight, with one taking second place

police road closed

The Isle of Wight features twice in the top ten list of Britain's persistently highest risk rural roads not being addressed.

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 12:30pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Ferry company to sponsor this year’s Cowes Week fireworks

Cowes Week Fireworks

To celebrate 50 years of continuous high-speed service between Southampton and West Cowes, Red Funnel Ferries will be sponsoring this year’s Cowes Week fireworks.

Monday, 1st July, 2019 3:59pm

By Lisa Norman with 2 readers' comments

Second chance to get privilege seat on the school bus

vectis blue school bus

If you missed out on applying for a school bus ‘privilege seat’ earlier this month, the Council say there's another opportunity next week.

Friday, 28th June, 2019 12:06pm

By IW Council Press Office

Newport Quay Bridge closed again

Newport Quay bridge closed

Readers were puzzled as to why the bridge was closed again so soon after reopening. OnTheWight has the details.

Friday, 28th June, 2019 10:11am

By Sally Perry

M27 to close this weekend for bridge replacement: Major diversions in place

New M27 bridge

Anyone driving to or from the Island via Southampton this weekend should note the closure of the M27 and diversions that will be in place.

Friday, 28th June, 2019 8:33am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Portsmouth Clean Air Zone plans could include charge for diesel vehicles registered before 2015

dirty exhaust

Measures that 'may be introduced' in Portsmouth include vehicles registered before 2006 or diesel vehicles registered before 2015 faced with a charge to enter the city.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 9:06am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

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

train at ryde station

If you are a bus or train user on the Isle of Wight you are welcome to attend this meeting on Saturday morning in Newport to ask questions of the travel companies.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 9:06am

By Stuart George

Floating Bridge to be suspended as yet more parts on two-year-old bridge need replacing

floating bridge

The floating bridge will be out of service yet again next week as more parts on the two-year-old bridge are replaced.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 3:21pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Floating Bridge out of service due to hydraulic oil leak

floating bridge suspended

A hydraulic oil leak on the north west prow worsened through the night but without a replacement service in place it had to continue.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Five days of strike action could affect rail passengers

SWR train at a platform

The strike action on South Western Railway starts on Tuesday 18th June and runs to, and including, Saturday 22nd June.

Saturday, 15th June, 2019 9:42am

By South Western Railway Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Late night road closure on M27 could hit ferry travellers

Roadworks lights:

People heading back to the Island via the M3/M27 on Friday 28th June should be aware of this late night road closure on the M27.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 10:34am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter