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Day Trip by Hovercraft

Day Trip by Hovercraft

Day Trip by Hovercraft 1200 882 Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Enjoy a great day out on the Isle of Wight, visiting the Steam Railway. Cross the Solent by Hovercraft from Southsea, then use the convenient Island Line train to reach the Steam Railway via our handy cross-platform connection at Smallbrook Junction.

Travel by Hovercraft to Ryde

The quickest route to the Island is to catch the Hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde – just a 10 minute ‘flight’.

The Hovercraft arrives at Ryde seafront. Cross the footbridge to the adjacent Ryde Esplanade station for the Island Line train. From Ryde Esplanade it takes just 7 minutes to travel the two stops to Smallbrook Junction station.

Please Note: Island Line trains are not running to Smallbrook Junction until mid-May 2021 while upgrade works take place. See details of replacement buses from Ryde to Havenstreet HERE


2021 timetables to follow

We’d suggest allowing at least 2 hours to explore Havenstreet station, giving you time to visit our Train Story Discovery Centre, see the free flying display by Haven Falconry, and discover our woodland walk, shop and cafe.

How to Book
  1. Book your return flights with Hovertravel: www.hovertravel.co.uk . With numbers on the each hovercraft currently restricted, you’ll need to pre-book
  2. Book your steam train online: www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk.