Travel Directions

The Isle of Wight is closer than you might think with ferry crossings operating (for passengers) into five different Island towns, with three of these services also carrying vehicles. The main ferry links to the Island operate from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington. For more information on Ferry crossings, please visit the Wightlink website or the Red Funnel website.

Once on the Island, whether you happen to be travelling to The Needles by car or bus, we have some easy to follow links and advice on the best way to get here. That said, if for any reason you cannot find the information you are looking for or would like any additional advice on making travel arrangements, then please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 0871 720 0022*

By Car

For those of you using satellite navigation, our postcode is PO39 0JD and The Needles is signposted from all major routes including the A3054 via Yarmouth, the B3401 and B3399 via Freshwater and the A3055 via Freshwater Bay.

By Bus

The number 7 Southern Vectis bus from Newport serves Alum Bay regularly. For more information, please use the bus enquiry helpline number 0871 2002233 or visit the Southern Vectis Website at

An open top tour bus also operates between Yarmouth and Alum Bay. After stopping at The Needles it winds its way along the cliff top to the National Trust property, The Needles Battery.

The Southern Vectis Island Coaster serves The Needles every day in the summer. Leaving from Ryde at 9.30am and 10.00am, the service then travels to East Wight and includes Seaview, Bembridge, Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor to collect passengers and then on to The Needles for a full day before leaving again at 4.30pm and 5.00pm.

*Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras.

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