Getting here and getting around!
Whatever your preferred mode of transport, the attractions of this region are easily accessible.
Enjoy the sights of Portsmouth Harbour and take the Gosport ferry to Portsmouth. The ferry takes around 4 minutes to travel from Portsmouth to Gosport and there are regular services operating throughout the year.
Take a ride on the very distinctive pink Hamble Ferry, ‘Emily’, which operates a regular service from Hamble to Warsash. The ferry runs from 9am to 5pm and the current charges are as little as £1 each way for foot passengers.
Hayling Seaside Railway
The Hayling Seaside Railway runs along the very popular beach for one mile beween Beachlands Fun Fair and Eastoke Corner. Passengers travelling on the railway have wonderful views of the Isle of Wight and the Solent.
Hurst Castle Ferry
Visit Hurst Castle by Hurst Castle Ferry that offers passengers regular services between Keyhaven and Hurst. During the summer months the ferry service operates from Yarmouth on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Take the Hythe Ferry to cross the water between Southampton and the village of Hythe. The ferry runs from the end of the pier in Hythe, which can be accessed by the Hythe Pier Railway – one of the oldest operating public pier trains.
Island Line is the train service which runs on the Isle of Wight, serving the Island towns of Ryde, Brading, Sandown, Lake and Shanklin. Explore the Island on the unique electric trains and discover the beautiful landscape.
Each party of cyclists will be furnished with a rucksack which includes enough locks for the group, a pump, puncture repair kit, tyre levers and basic tools for readjusting saddle heights. Find shops at Cowes and Sandown.
New Forest Beach Bus
Discover the hidden gems of the New Forest in summer on the New Forest Beach Bus. Hop on and off at villages, attractions and forest walks, or just sit and enjoy the view. The bus stops at many popular attractions.
New Forest Minibus Tours
New Forest Minibus Tours provides a service which provides informative and tailor made tours to suit the needs of both visitors and locals to this wonderful New Forest. The tours are fully licensed and insured.
Portsmouth Boat Trips
These cruises around Portsmouth Harbour and Naval Dockyard give views of the modern Royal Navy, historical sights, and areas of natural environment. it lasts between 40 and 50 minutes, and departs from Gunwharf Quays.
Portsmouth Harbour railway station is situated beside Gunwharf Quays in the city’s harbour, and is an important transport terminal, with a bus interchange and ferry services to Gosport and the Isle of Wight.
Portsmouth Harbour Waterbus
The Portsmouth Harbour Waterbus links the four major attractions of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Gunwharf Quays and takes around 1 hour.
Southampton Airport is an international airport in Hampshire, it has one terminal which sees over 1 million passengers fly to 33 destinations each year. Public transport to and from the airport is reliable and frequent.
Southampton Central railway station is a main line station serving Southampton. It is on the Wessex Main Line, the South Western Main Line and the West Coastway Line. Despite its name it is situated some distance from the city centre.
Southern Vectis run the local buses on the Isle of Wight. The routes connect most parts of the island to all major towns. Buses are frequent with some routes running through the night. The latest buses have full air-conditioning.
The Hayling Ferry
The Hayling Ferry connects the beautifully serene Hayling Island with the great waterfront city of Portsmouth. The ferry is able to facilitate prams and pushchairs, pedal bikes and motorbikes, wheelchairs and dogs.
Wight Cycle Hire
The Wight Cycle Hire centre have a fleet of over 100 cycles and all are less than a year old. All cycles have been purchased from Dawes, Ridgeback, Claud Butler, Forme, Moda and Peugeot all leading cycle manufacturers.
Wightlink is a ferry company operating routes between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Wightlink ferry has core routes for car passenger ferries that link Lymington to Yarmouth and Portsmouth to Fishbone.