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    Who is travelling?

    Children (5-15 years)



    With our journey planner, you will be offered the cheapest fares and in some instances, the fastest journey. Please be aware that other journey options are available. To collect tickets purchased online you must present the same card used to make the booking.

    Island Line offers

    Isle of Wight special offers and promotions

    Make big savings throughout your trip with transport deals and day-trip offers.

    Evening return

    Travel after 1800 for just £3.20 (£1.60 for children), between Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin. Railcard discounts do not apply.

    Hover Liner

    Travel to Portsmouth and Southsea via Hovertravel Hovercraft service, starting from Shanklin, Lake, Sandown, Brading and Ryde St Johns Road Stations. Just £18.10 for an Adult Day Return (£9.05 for Children aged 5-15), including your bus journey between the Hovercraft terminal and Portsmouth City Centre (or Gunwharf Quays). Buy your ticket from Shanklin ticket office or on board the train.

    Shanklin to Ventnor rail/bus link

    Get a special discounted fare when using both Southern Vectis and Island Line Trains. Single fare £2.50 (child £1.00), Day Return £4.00, (child £2.00) 7 Day season ticket £16.00 (child £8.00). Buy your ticket at the station or on the bus.

    Island Liner

    A joint ticket for travel on the Island Line and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Just £16 for adults (£8 for children aged 5-14), for a day's unlimited travel.
    Buy your ticket from Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin ticket offices, or on board the train. Only available on Steam Railway operating dates; visit the Isle of Wight Steam Railway website for details.

    Day Ranger

    Unlimited day travel on the Island Line for just £6 (£3 for children) or take the family (2 adults, 3 children) for just £15! See everything the island has to offer!

    Island Line Residents Card

    Save 40% on Island Line trains Single and Day Return fares with an Island Line Residents Card. Valid after 9am Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and public holidays. £5 for the individual card, or £7.50 for the family card.

    Apply for your discount card at Ryde Esplanade or Shanklin ticket office. You’ll need an application form, a recent photograph of yourself and proof of Isle of Wight residence, such as council tax notice or driving licence.

    Steam Liner

    Cross the Solent on Wightlink's new high speed catamarans, and enjoy a day's unlimited travel on Island Line trains and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    Buy your ticket from the Wightlink ticket office at Portsmouth Harbour station. 

    Gosport Ferry

    Book your ticket on the Gosport Ferry from Shanklin and Ryde Esplanade ticket offices, or on board the train. You can purchase tickets to Gosport even if you have not purchased your ticket to Portsmouth Harbour from us.


    Travel from Ryde Esplanade station via Wightlink's Fast Passenger service to Portsmouth Harbour, and then enjoy a day's unlimited travel on Stagecoach Coastline and Hampshire Buses for just £15 (£7.50 for children aged 5-15). Family tickets are also available for £37.75

    This ticket is only available from Ryde Esplanade ticket office.

    Shanklin Chine

    Explore the tranquillity and beauty of the island’s oldest tourist attraction. Rail ticket holders get a 10% discount on admission by showing their ticket.

    Hover Rover Rail (to the Isle of Wight)

    The excitement of travelling on a hovercraft, plus one day's unlimited travel on our Island Line trains - all for £18.50 (£9.45 for children).

    Buy your ticket from the Hovertravel ticket office at Southsea hoverport.

    For more information, call Hovertravel on 01983 811000 or visit the Hovertravel website.

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