Elcombe House, Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight PO38 1NX
Tel: 01983 856 075

Getting to the Island

There are two vehicle ferry services to the island, Wightlink in Portsmouth, and Red Funnel in Southampton. Both operate a passenger-only service and vehicle-and-passenger service.

Wightlink vehicle ferries run from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth, their passenger-only ferry runs from Portsmouth to Ryde. The Red Funnel vehicle ferry goes from Southampton to East Cowes, the passenger ferry from Southampton to West Cowes.

There is also a passenger-only hovercraft service from Southsea run by Hovertravel.

You can get train tickets right through to the Isle of Wight, which will include ferry travel, the closest station to the Elcombe House would be Shanklin.

Getting Around

The island has a small train service called Island Line run by South West Trains. There is a good bus service on the island, though not as frequent as the big cities. We have close access to buses for Newport and Ryde, for more info see www.islandbuses.info.

Here are some taxi numbers near us in Ventnor:

  • Charlie’s Taxis – 01983 853697
  • Jem Taxis – 07864 725555
  • B & B Taxis – 01983 855181
  • Chiverton Taxis – 01983 853396
  • Randall’s – 01983 852269
  • Timey’s Taxis – 01983 853871

For more tourist info, see: www.visitisleofwight.co.uk