We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Level Contributor
4 posts
5 reviews
8 helpful votes

What is the most efficient way to get from Ashford to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. We do not have a car. Thanks.

3 replies to this topic
London, UK
Level Contributor
7,040 posts
180 reviews
70 helpful votes
1. Re: Transportation

Assuming you mean Ashford in Kent, probably the fasted way would be to get a train to London and then another from Waterloo that stops at Brockenhurst. There you catch a third train that goes to Lymington Harbour anf the ferry to Yarmouth. Another option, shorter in distance but with a lot of intermediate stops, would be train to Brighton and change there for one to Portsmouth Harbour where you could get a catamaran to Cowes and then a bus. Check with http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

Destination Expert
for Leicestershire, Norfolk
Level Contributor
3,945 posts
72 reviews
82 helpful votes
2. Re: Transportation

If you are going to take the London option, it would be more sensible to catch a train from Waterloo station to Portsmouth Harbour, every half an hour and no changes.

Freshwater, United...
Level Contributor
1 post
14 reviews
16 helpful votes
3. Re: Transportation

Going via Portsmouth requires you to get down the pier at Ryde (walk or train) and two buses (9 to Newport and 7 to Yarmouth), at least an hour and a half of additional travel, with the additional expence, besides the route via Lymington is far more scenic (the New Forest and the Solent Crossing). Journey times, via Yarmouth just under 3 hours, via Portsmouth about 4 hours (including buses). Living near Yarmouth, I know the Yarmouth route is far easier, ferries run every 40 minutes and trains every half hour.

Reply to: Transportation
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted
Get answers to your questions about Yarmouth
© 2022 TripAdvisor LLC All rights reserved.

This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in India. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.