Car free island holiday

Go car free for your holiday to Buddle Place.  There are quicker and cheaper alternatives to the car ferry: catamaran services from Southampton to Cowes or Portsmouth to Ryde and the world’s only scheduled hovercraft service, running from Southsea to Ryde. Once here, get around the island by foot, bike, bus or train.
Cycle hire:

There are many cycle hire shops on the island including these based at the arrival ports:
Cowes: Twoelements
Ryde: Tavcycles
Yarmouth: Wightcyclehire


Southern Vectis run the Isle of Wight public bus service and offer a Freedom Ticket for 7 days or more unlimited travel. Southern Vectis


The Isle of Wight has lost most of its train network but one route still remains from Ryde Pier to Shanklin.  At present the line is closed for upgrading work and due to open again on November 1st 2021

See lots more information about going car free on the island at

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