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Getting to the Railway

Getting to the railway by car

Please head to our main station at Havenstreet where there is a large FREE car park with spaces for cars, motorcycles, motorhomes and coaches. We also have two charging points for electric vehicles.

Enter PO33 4DS into your Satnav or head for Havenstreet (3 miles from Ryde and 3 miles from Newport) and look for road signs to Havenstreet or brown signs showing the Steam Railway.

Please note that there is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Smallbook Junction station.

Getting to the railway by bus

Havenstreet station is not served by a public bus service. Wootton station is served by the No 9 bus between Newport and Ryde (via Staplers). Alight at Wootton station for trains to Havenstreet.

Southern Vectis | 0330 0539 182 | islandbuses.info

Getting to the railway by train

Board Island Line services from Ryde, Brading, Sandown, Lake or Shanklin, taking you directly to Smallbrook Junction station. Here its a simple cross-platform connection to the Steam Railway.

Island Line | 0345 6000 650 | southwesternrailway.com

Getting to the railway by bike

Wootton station is situated on the National Cycle Route 22 linking Ryde and Newport, and close to the Round the Island cycle route. Bike racks are available at Wootton and Havenstreet stations.

Bikes are carried free on the train. You may wish to combine your visit to the railway with one of our suggested bike rides.

Travelling from the mainland

Getting to the Isle of Wight is easy, just a short ferry ride from Portsmouth, Southampton or Lymington marks the beginning of your adventure.

By Hovercraft from Southsea: Cross the Solent by Hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde. Upon arrival, cross the footbridge to the adjacent station at Ryde Esplanade. From here its just a 6 minute journey on Island Line to Smallbrook Junction for a convenient cross-platform connection to the Steam Railway.

 

By Fast Cat from Portsmouth Harbour: Cross the Solent by Fast Cat from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head. Upon arrival, head up the ramp into the adjacent railway station. From here its just an 8 minute journey on Island Line to Smallbrook Junction for a convenient cross-platform connection to the Steam Railway.

 

Ferries:

There are three companies offering ferries to the Isle of Wight:

Hovertravel operate passenger-only services from Southsea to Ryde | 01983 717700 | hovertravel.co.uk

Red Funnel operate car and passenger service from Southampton to Cowes and East Cowes | 0844 844 9988 | redfunnel.co.uk

Wightlink operate a passenger only service from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head, plus car ferries from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth | 0333 999 7333 | wightlink.co.uk

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