Travel

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Flights

You can fly in to any UK airport and then catch a train to Portmouth Harbour. We would recommend Southampton airport or London Gatwick. 

Southampton Airport

On your arrival in to Southampton airport, make your way to the Southampton Airport Parkway train station and book a ticket to Shanklin train station. The price includes the 15 minute boat crossing. Catch a train to Southampton Central train station then change to a train to Portsmouth Harbour. Catch the Wightlink Fast Cat to Ryde Pier head, Isle of Wight; the terminal is situated at the far end of the Portsmouth Harbour train station. At the wet-end of the pier, the local island train will meet the boat. Hop on the train and enjoy the journey until you reach Shanklin train station (see www.nationalrail.co.uk). The Grange is just a few minutes from Shanklin station by taxi.

London Gatwick

On your arrival in to London Gatwick, make your way to the London Gatwick train station and book a ticket to Shanklin train station. The price includes the 15 minute boat crossing. Catch a train from London Gatwick to Portsmouth Harbour. Catch the Wightlink Fast Cat to Ryde Pier head, Isle of Wight; the terminal is situated at the far end of the Portsmouth Harbour train station. At the wet-end of the pier, the local island train will meet the boat. Hop on the train and enjoy the journey until you reach Shanklin train station (see www.nationalrail.co.uk). The Grange is just a few minutes from Shanklin station by taxi.

Independent travel

Train

Use The Train Line to book the quickest journey from your local station to Shanklin station. The price includes the 15 minute boat crossing. Catch the Wightlink Fast Cat to Ryde Pier head, Isle of Wight; the terminal is situated at the far end of the Portsmouth Harbour train station. At the wet-end of the pier, the local island train will meet the boat. Hop on the train and enjoy the journey until you reach Shanklin train station. The Grange is just a few minutes from Shanklin station by taxi.

Car

If you are travelling by car, the most convenient crossing (40 minutes) is usually from Portsmouth Harbour to Fishbourne with Wightlink Ferries (see www.wightlink.co.uk). Alternatively you could travel from Lymington to Yarmouth with Wightlink Ferries or from Southampton to Cowes with Red Funnel Ferries (see www.redfunnel.co.uk). The car journey from Fishbourne to Shanklin takes around 40 minutes and you can plan your journey using the AA's Route Planner at www.theaa.com. Limited parking is available at The Grange and, in peak times, locally for a small fee.

 

 

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