Daily Archives: October 2, 2014


Car hire/rental companies

– Alco Car Hire Newport 01983 523304 – Esplanade Ryde 01983 562322 www.esplanadecarrentals.co.uk – Premier Ford Newport 01983 245050 www.premierfordrental.co.uk – South Wight Rentals Shanklin 01983 864263 www.southwightrentals.co.uk – Top Gear Vehicle Rentals Cowes 01983 299056 www.top-gearhire.com – Value Rent-A-Car Sandown 01983 401333 www.value-rentacar.co.uk – 1st Call Hire Sandown 01983 400055 www.1stcallhire.com


Taxi services

Most taxis on the Isle of Wight need to be pre-booked, although it is usually possible to catch taxis at the main stations. It may be difficult to get a late taxi, particularly mid-week and outside peak season, so usually best to book. Cowes – A1 Cars 01983 240000 – Cowes Taxis 01983 619122 – […]


Local buses

Southern Vectis buses cover the whole of the Isle of Wight. Most bus routes go into Newport, in the centre of the Island. Tickets can be bought on the bus, and Rover and Freedom tickets offer unlimited travel over a number of days. Some of the most popular routes are: – No 1 between Cowes […]

island buses Vectis bus on the Isle of Wight

catch the Shanklin Steamer on the Isle of Wight

Island Breezer Buses

There’s also a number of Island Breezer buses which run during the summer, which are aimed at visitors: – Shanklin Steamer between Shanklin beach and Shanklin town and Old Village – Island Coaster between Ryde and Yarmouth via Alum Bay, Blackgang Chine, Ventnor, Sandown and Shanklin – Downs Tour between Ryde, Robin Hill, Amazon World […]


Island Train arriving in Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Island Trains

Island line trains operate a scheduled service serving towns on the East coast of the Isle of Wight. Using old London Undergound trains, it runs twice an hour, and takes about half an hour from Ryde to Shanklin, which is the end of the line. The train service is designed to meet up with the […]


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