Guildford to the Isle of Wight is a very easy journey either by car or by public transport. It’s just 47 miles to Wightlink’s Portsmouth Gunwharf terminal or 57 miles to the Red Funnel’s terminal in Southampton. So you can be sailing across the Solent to the Isle of Wight just an hour after leaving your home. On a good day, that’s over 200 miles and more than four hours, quicker than your journey time to St Ives in Cornwall, so you will gain a whole day of your holiday and save yourself a world of pain sat in traffic. In fact if you decide to take the Hovertravel service you potentially could be on the Isle of Wight just an hour and a half after leaving central Guildford.
Guildford to the Isle of Wight by train
Trains are just as simple. Journey times are almost the same as the car so if you don’t really need the car or fancy using your bikes for a short beak, you can make the trip from Guildford station to Portsmouth Harbour in 59 minutes. Trains to Southampton Central take just an extra 15 minutes on average.
Coach travel from Guildford to the Isle of Wight
National Express operate regular direct services to Portsmouth and quote a ‘fastest’ journey time of 55 minutes, which is a few minutes quicker that Google Maps predict for driving a car!The route is so straightforward there’s no reason to think that it’s not right. National Express take you to The hard in Portsmouth which is outside of the Wightlink passenger terminal and only a 5 minute walk to the car ferry at Gunwharf. As coaches to Southampton go via Portsmouth it is a longer journey and typically takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes, although there are some fast services that take 2 hours 10 minutes.