A celebration of all things powered by steam happens every August at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway on the Isle of Wight and this year the 43rd Island Steam Show is taking to the rails from Friday 24 to Monday 27 August 2018 at the Havenstreet Station site.


Around the Show, climb aboard the traditional fairground rides, marvel at the fascinating working steam demonstrations, relish the sight of beautifully maintained traction engines, vintage cars, motorcycles and old wagons, or simply settle back for a steam train ride through the Island's unspoilt countryside.

More details of about what's on at this years show will be publsihed in the spring. In the meantime, save the date as the Island Steam Show will make your August Bank Holiday a weekend to remember!

Getting to the Island Steam Show is easy from Southampton.

By car - catch the hourly car ferry to East Cowes and then head south on Dover Road. Follow the A3021, Park Road, Briddlesford Road, and then turn left into Combley Road. The journey will take about 13 minutes.

On foot - catch the Red Jet to West Cowes. From here, Southern Vectis operate frequent buses (service 1) to Newport where you can change at the bus station for service 9, alighting at Wootton station. From here you catch a train to Havenstreet station. Taxis are also available outside the West Cowes Red Jet terminal. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from the Red Jet if you tell them your arrival time.

Address: Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS

Ticket types

Island Steam Show admission tickets

  • Tickets are 3rd class fares that may be upgraded to 1st class travel on the day - subject to availability
  • Dogs are welcome and must be kept on a lead at all times - a £3 charge applies on the day 
Ticket information

20% off vehicle Travel

You can get 20% off travel to Polar at Robin Hill (between 29 Nov - 21 December) using the express booking engine below. Valid for ferry crossings from Southampton to East Cowes. Standard terms and conditions of carriage apply.

Ferry Travel


No. travelling - 1 adult