Travel Information

When sorting out your booking, you will need to think about your travel to the Isle of Wight.

To visit the Isle of Wight you have to cross The Solent by ferry or hovercraft. These have to be booked in advance and will need to be factored in to your overall travel costs. Westbrook is about 3 miles from the passenger ferry and hovercraft terminal in Ryde, 7 miles from the car ferry terminal at Fishbourne, 10 miles from the car ferry terminal at East Cowes and 20 miles from the car ferry terminal at Yarmouth.  

The main ways of crossing to the Island are:

  • Southampton to East Cowes - Red Funnel Car & Passenger Ferry
  • Southampton to Cowes - Red Funnel High Speed Passenger Only Ferry
  • Southsea to Ryde - Hovertravel
  • Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier - Wightlink Fast Cat Passenger Only Ferry
  • Portsmouth to Fishbourne - Wightlink Car & Passenger Ferry
  • Lymington to Yarmouth - Wightlink Car & Passenger Ferry

Contact Details for Transport Companies (click link for website):

For groups that will not have their own transport, there are several options to get from the ferry/hovercraft terminals to Westbrook:  

  • Hiring a coach is the best option for large groups. Seaview Services Coach Travel - 01983 407070.
  • For smaller groups we offer a minibus pickup service and can carry 11 passengers + luggage for each trip. The cost for this service is given on the prices web page here.  
  • Groups that arrive by passenger ferry to Ryde can walk along the seafront to Westbrook - it takes about 50 minutes. We can meet you at the ferry and transport your luggage to the centre for you in our minibus for a small charge - see the prices web page here.   

Urban Saints Westbrook have access to exclusive deals and discounts with both Red Funnel & Wightlink. Before you finalise your travel plans, why not speak to one of the Westbrook team on 01983 811 118, or email us at, and see if we can save you money on your travel arrangements?