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The Clifton Shanklin Isle of Wight hotel sea views

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We have listed below some useful travel links to help you plan your journey to the Isle of Wight and during your stay in Shanklin at the Clifton.

If you have any enquires we can help you with directly please don't hesitate to get in contact on 01983 863015.


The Isle of Wight is around two hours from London, for example, by both car and train. Ferries embark from Portsmouth, Southampton, or Lymington. We can organise your ferry crossings to and from the Island for you, JUST ASK. Prices vary according to the time of year that you travel. Fridays & Saturdays in the high season & Bank Holidays are more expensive. Red Funnel ( Southampton ) will charge less if you travel at a time of day that is generally not busy for them.

Island car route to The Clifton

When arriving on the Island you will disembark at one of the following terminals... Fishbourne, East Cowes, or Yarmouth.

To get to The Clifton Hotel from any port drive via Newport, then follow signs to Sandown. Ignore signs to Shanklin about 2 miles past Newport and again at the mini-roundabout in Apse Heath. At the T junction in Lake (9 miles from Newport) turn right, following the sign to Shanklin. After a mile, go half left at the Five Ways traffic lights signposted Ventnor. This is Queens Road. The Clifton is at the far end of Queens Road on the left. If you are coming from Ryde via Sandown, simply follow signs to Shanklin and the directions from the Five Ways lights. We have our own private car park which is free for guests to use.

Route to The Clifton without a car

On the mainland there are direct trains to Portsmouth Harbour station from London Waterloo, Cardiff, Bristol, Brighton, Gatwick Airport, and Woking. These connect at Portsmouth Harbour with the FastCat ferry (Wightlink) then onto the Island Line at Ryde Pier. You can buy through tickets to Shanklin including the ferry crossing, with reductions for Network Card holders.

National Express coaches to Portsmouth arrive from many cities at The Hard Interchange adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour train station. Tickets are available including the passenger ferry to Ryde.

Isle of Wight Green Travel >

Ferry Companies

Red Funnel Ferries >

Car ferry from Southampton to East Cowes (ferry travel time 55 mins) Foot passenger ferry from Southampton to West Cowes (ferry travel time 23 mins)

Wightlink >

Car ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (ferry travel time 40 mins) and Lymington to Yarmouth (ferry travel time 30 mins)
Foot passenger ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde (ferry travel time 18 mins).

Hover Travel >

Foot passenger ferry from Southsea to Ryde (ferry travel time 10 mins).
Discounted Ferry Travel with Wightlink and Red Funnel Ferries.

The Clifton will be pleased to make your car ferry reservation with Wightlink or Red Funnel Ferries at a competitive rate, together with your holiday booked.

If you would like us to make your booking on your behalf, please contact us with your required ferry times and we can provide you with prices.

Coach Operators

National Express >
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Train Companies

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Getting around the island

Island Bus Companies

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Island Trains

Islandline Trains >

Shanklin Isle of Wight hotel
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