Lymington to the Isle of Wight

Travelling from Lymington, Brockenhurst and the wider New Forest to the Isle of Wight is simple and can be achieved in under 1 hour if travelling by train to Southampton and then by Red Funnel's Red Jet Hi-Speed ferry to West Cowes.

Wightlink also operate car ferry sailings (not Christmas Day) between Lymington Pier and Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight's northwest shore. Outbound sailings commence at 0545 hrs with the last return sailing from Yarmouth at 2200 hrs. There are between 18 and 23 sailings in each direction depending on the day of the week but no overnight services. The advertised crossing time is 40 minutes. To compare Red Funnel's car prices check-out the 'travel by car' section below for an instant quote.

Lymington to the Isle of Wight by train

South Western Railways operate very frequent rail services from Lymington Town (and Lymington Pier) to Southampton Central (change trains at Brockenhurst). The journey time from Lymington is just under 30 minutes using connecting services (13 minutes from Brockenhurst).


Lymington to the Isle of Wight by car

Travelling from Lymington, Brockenhurst or Lyndhurst to Red Funnel's Isle of Wight terminals in Southampton is easy by car.

Take the A337 from Lymington to Lyndhurst and then follow the A35 to the ferry ports.

The journey from Lymington takes about 40 minutes (25 minutes from Brockenhurst).

If taking the car to the Island go to Terminal 1, if travelling as a foot passenger you can use Terminal 1 (55-60 minute crossing to East Cowes) or Terminal 2 (23-25 minute crossing to West Cowes).



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Lymington to the Isle of Wight by bicycle

There are several cycling routes from Lymington to Southampton, the shortest of which is 13.9 miles travelling via the ferry from Hythe. The journey time including the ferry is 1 hour 19 minutes.

Small Foldable Cycles (fold in-half by means of a special link in the main frame and carried in a padded bag or hard case, suitable for the purpose): Such cycles are carried FREE on Hythe Ferry and on both Red Funnel's routes from Southampton to East Cowes and West Cowes on the Isle of Wight. .

Non-Folding Cycles: Hythe Ferry make a small charge for the carriage of bikes but they are carried FREE on Red Funnel's Southampton < > East Cowes service. Unfortunately non-folding cycles are not permitted on the Southampton < > West Cowes service.

Arriving in Southampton by Public Transport

The FREE Quayconnect Shuttle Bus connects Southampton's Central Rail Station (short walk from the coach station) to Red Funnel's ferry ports for IoW ferry sailings to East and West Cowes. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank at the station for the 5-8 minute journey to the ferry terminals. It's about a 12-15 minute walk.