They say that “No island comes this close…”, not just because the Isle of Wight is impossible to beat for its natural beauty and the attractions it offers, but because it’s much closer to home than you might have imagined.
If you’re driving to the Isle of Wight by car, then you need travel no further than the ports at Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington in the New Forest and you are then just a short sea crossing from the Isle of Wight.
To plan your journey to the Isle of Wight and to see how quickly you could start your holiday or short break, why not try the AA Route Planner? Use Southampton, Lymington or Portsmouth as your destination to work out your travel time. Although you can use your Isle of Wight destination, don’t forget that the joutney time will include the ferry journey too.