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.

Take A Ride On A Vintage Bus This Sunday

Take A Ride On A Vintage Bus This Sunday

According to the weather forecast for Sunday, the Island will be sunny and bright with not a drop of rain. A perfect day then to take a ride on a vintage bus across the Island.

Friday, 17th October, 2008 12:48pm

By Sally Perry

Final QE2 Voyage: Have A Piece of The Action For Just £30: Another Cruise Added

Final QE2 Voyage: Have A Piece of The Action For Just £30: Another Cruise Added

Following the disappointment of many VentnorBlog readers who weren’t able to get tickets in time for the Red Eagle cruise to watch the last voyage of the QE2 from Southampton next month, Red Funnel

Tuesday, 14th October, 2008 4:24pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Cheapest non-supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station : Whitwell Garage Address : High Street, Whitwell, Ventnor, PO38 2PY Brand : Texaco Price : 123.7p Updated :

Tuesday, 14th October, 2008 2:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Final QE2 Voyage: Have A Piece of The Action For Just £30

Final QE2 Voyage: Have A Piece of The Action For Just £30

We’ve all heard about the final voyage from Southampton of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) which takes place next month. Well, Red Funnel are hoping to provide a piece of the action for those not

Monday, 13th October, 2008 10:21pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Speed Limits By Schools Reduced by Council

Speed Limits By Schools Reduced by Council

We read today that the Isle of Wight Council are making moves to reduce the speed limits outside at least 13 schools across the Island. 20 mph restrictions will be introduced outside Binstead Primary, Cowes

Friday, 10th October, 2008 2:27pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Red Funnel Directors Get Their Hands Dirty

Red Funnel Directors Get Their Hands Dirty

This week is National Customer Service Week and we hear from HQ at Red Funnel that seven of their Directors will be trying their hands at roles that will take them away from the

Tuesday, 7th October, 2008 10:40am

By Rachael Brooks with one comment

Brading Oil Spill: Southern Vectis Update: Updated

Brading Oil Spill: Southern Vectis Update: Updated

Thanks to Marc Morgan Huws from Southern Vectis for sending in the following information to VentnorBlog (see update st the bottom) Routes 2 and 3 are subject to significant disruption following the emergency closure of

Wednesday, 1st October, 2008 12:03pm

By Sally Perry

High Street, Shanklin Closed By Roadworks: UPDATED

High Street,  Shanklin Closed By Roadworks: UPDATED

Ventnorians and those visiting the blessed town, don’t forget that the High St in Shanklin is now closed in both directions between the traffic lights at the top of the hill and Eastcliff Road.

Wednesday, 1st October, 2008 11:23am

By A Roving Reporter

Oil Spill in Brading Causes Road Closures

Oil Spill in Brading Causes Road Closures

If you’re planning to head anywhere near Brading today – you’ll need to change your plans. Certainly for the next couple of hours anyway. Apparently at 8am this morning, one lorry unfortunately lost a load

Wednesday, 1st October, 2008 10:41am

By Simon Perry

Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum Running Day

Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum Running Day

Vintage bus buffs will already have this event scratched into their diaries. Coming up next month is the October Running Day. If you head for the Museum down on the Newport Quay you’ll have a

Tuesday, 30th September, 2008 2:49pm

By Rachael Brooks with 2 readers' comments

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

We haven’t put one of these up for a while as the prices seemed to remain consistent. Here’s the latest in the South. Cheapest non-supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station :

Wednesday, 24th September, 2008 2:47pm

By Sally Perry

The Waverly Passes Ventnor

The Waverly Passes Ventnor

Those fortunate to have sea views may have just noticed The Waverly paddle steamer passing Ventnor. The paddle steamer has been unfortunate enough to have been involved in two collisions with piers over the last

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2008 12:12pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments