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The Isle of Wight is served by Island Line Trains, operated by Stagecoach South West Trains Ltd.

In the past the island had a much more extensive 53 mile railway network, but today is has approximately 8 miles of railway track, excluding the steam railway.

The railway terminus is at Ryde Pier Head and connects to the following stations Ryde Esplanade, Ryde St Johns Road, Smallbrook Junction, Brading, Sandown, Lake and Shanklin. Island Line rail information and booking services can be found at


Public Transport services on the Isle of Wight

Bus services on the island are run by Southern Vectis, owned by the private operator the Go-Ahead Group. Southern Vectis has an extensive network on the island and serves all of the major towns and connects to most parts of the island.

For information about the bus routes and timetables, visit the Southern Vectis website, you can download a .pdf map of the Southern Vectis bus network by following this link.


There are a large number of taxi companies operating on the Isle of Wight. But many of them are smaller organisations than you may be used to, for example some are owner / operators. Therefore it often advisable to book your taxi in advance to ensure you can get your taxi at the time you need it.

Isle of Wight Taxi companies include the following:

  • A.Cabs Taxis 01983 866772 - 2 Duncroft Gardens, Shanklin, Isle Of Wight, PO37 7JJ

  • Amar Taxis 01983 522968 - 72 Carisbrooke Road, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1BW

  • Anywhere Taxi 01983 281711 - 6 Nodes Road, Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO31 8AB

  • B & B Taxis 01983 855181 - 78a High Street, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight, PO38 1LU

  • Domino Cabs 01983 868086 - 29 Victoria Avenue, Shanklin, Isle Of Wight, PO37 6LT

  • Drive Car Service 01983 755490 - Prince Of Wales Princes Road, Freshwater, IOW, PO40 9ED

  • Mikes Taxi Service 01983 556999 - 19 Sherwood Road, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 5RY

  • Price's Taxis 01983 522084 - 58 Hunnyhill, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 5HL

  • Randall's Taxi & Private Hire 01983 852269 - 32 High Street, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight, PO38 1RZ

  • Rayners Taxis 01983 752784 - 1 May Cott Copse La, Freshwater, Isle Of Wight, PO40 9DB

  • Rounsevell Cars 01983 280800 - 10 Mayfield Road, East Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO32 6DN

  • Timey's Taxis 01983 853871 - The Garage, The Nook, High Street, Wroxall, IOW, PO38 3BH

  • Tonys Taxis 01983 280200 - 49 Belle Vue Rd, Cowes, PO31 7HJ

  • Wight Cabs 01983 867474 - 49a Blythe Way, Shanklin, Isle Of Wight, PO37 7NL
Southern Vectis Bus service, Isle of Wight. Public transport IOW.
Image courtesy of IOW Council,