The towns, villages and landmarks of the Isle of Wight are well-connected by a bus and train network. This guide will help you to plan your itinerary of walks, trips to the beach and other day trips in advance if you are planning a holiday on the Isle of Wight without a car.
The island’s public transport can be fun as the buses are largely of the double decker variety, and the trains are former London Underground trains. There is also a heritage steam railway that connects to the Island Line.
The Island Line runs down the south coast between the Pier Head at Ryde and Shanklin – stopping at Ryde (St John’s Road), Smallbrook Junction, Brading, Sandown, and Lake. The timetables are here.
The Isle of Wight Light Steam Railway isn’t a transport link in the true sense but you can still climb aboard to help you complete a journey in style if your itinerary fits. Linking Wootton to Smallbrook Junction it is easily accessible and a delightful twist on your average travel options. Read our guide for more information about the steam railway, as well as some ideas for days out and places to visit.
The buses cover the entire road network, so travelling around is easy. See below for which bus will get you close to your holiday cottage.
We have an excellent selection of holiday cottages in and around all the major towns and villages on the Isle of Wight. Why not visit out collection of Isle of Wight holiday cottages to feel inspired and start planning your next holiday?