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Geography

Lying 5 miles off the coast of Hampshire separated by the Solent, the Isle of Wight is a county of England and England’s biggest island. It is 27 miles long at its widest point.

Travelling times

There are a variety of routes to reach the island, but the car ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde takes around 40 minutes whilst the foot passenger catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde takes 22 minutes. A second car ferry route between Lymington in the New Forest and Yarmouth takes 30 minutes.

Transfer times

On an island the size of the Isle of Wight, you won’t be surprised to know that most hotels are no more than 30 minutes from the main ferry ports.

Passports

It’s part of England, so you don’t need one!

Currency

Sterling.