Are you coming to the Island Car Centre Sandown Sprint, on Sandown Esplanade, from the 28th – 29th March 2020 but you’re not too sure how to get here? With excellent transport links to the Isle of Wight however you are getting to the Island, it couldn’t be easier.
Travel to the island with Wightlink Ferries
Wightlink is your link to the Island, with more ferries on more routes going more often your adventure starts here. Connecting the Isle of Wight with the south of England sailings are punctual, reliable and speedy. Taking just 22 minutes on the Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head FastCat for foot passengers and from 40 minutes by car ferry on the Portsmouth to Fishbourne or Lymington to Yarmouth routes.
Which route is best for you?
If you plan on driving to the Island, Wightlink offers two car ferry routes departing from either Lymington or Portsmouth. The Lymington route is ideal for those travelling from the west country and the Portsmouth route is perfect for visitors travelling down from London, Berkshire and other areas in Hampshire with excellent motorway connections.
If you are using public transport, the Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head FastCat service is the best option for you. With the Portsmouth Harbour Train station conveniently connected undercover to the Wightlink FastCat terminal, you can depart the train and be ready to board the ferry in a matter of minutes. The Hard Interchange coach station is also located just meters from the entrance to the Wightlink terminal which means making your connecting transport links is quick and effortless.
Booking is simple
Once you chose which route is best for you, booking is simple. Wightlink offers an easy to use online booking system enabling you to schedule your desired crossing and purchase your tickets with just a few clicks from the comfort of your home. Simply visit wightlink.co.uk to book your ferry crossing today.
When on the Island
You’re here! What next? If you’re docking at Ryde Pier Head after travelling across on Wightlink’s FastCat service you can simply hop on the Island line train service to Sandown. If you are looking to catch a taxi, there is a great variety of taxi companies on the Island, it’s always best to pre-book these services to avoid any hassle. Trusted taxi companies in and around Ryde can be found online.
Additionally, if you would rather catch the bus you will find Ryde bus station at the other end of the pier, catch the number 3 bus to Newport where you will alight at Sandown.
Special ticket offers available from Wightlink!
Book your journey to the Island Car Centre Sandown Sprint with Wightlink, and enjoy ferry travel for a car and passengers from just £45 return. Wightlink our travel sponsor partner provide fantastic travel links for those visiting the Isle of Wight Speed Trials.
You can make a weekend of it, and enjoy one of the many high-quality hotels, guesthouses and B&B’s in and around the Sandown area. Extend your stay and explore more of the Isle of Wight with a diverse selection of walking and cycling routes, set amongst acres of natural beauty and golden coastlines.