If you’re driving to the Isle of Wight by car, then you will need travel to one of the three ferry ports, either Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington in the New Forest.
You are then just a short journey across the water from the Island. Crossing the Solent is all part of the experience of travelling to the Isle of Wight. Fast passenger services from Portsmouth and Southampton can take less than 20 minutes, whilst car ferries can complete the journey in just 40 minutes.
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.