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Day Trips by FastCat from Portsmouth

Day Trips by FastCat from Portsmouth

Day Trips by FastCat from Portsmouth 1100 619 Isle of Wight Steam Railway

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

Via FastCat to Ryde Pier Head

Wightlink’s FastCat takes just 22 minutes to reach the Island. Ferries depart from Portsmouth Harbour station, offering direct connections to mainline rail services.

The FastCat arrives at Ryde Pier Head station where there’s a quick and easy connection to the Island Line trains. From the Pier Head it takes just 9 minutes to travel the three 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 timetable 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.

  1. Book your return ferry with Wightlink: www.wightlink.co.uk. With numbers on the each ferry currently restricted, pre-booking is advised.
  2. Book your steam train online: www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk.