Getting to the Isle of Wight is very simple. All you need to do is get yourself to one of the four mainland ferry ports at Southampton, Portsmouth, Lymington or Southsea.
Southampton: Red Funnel offers two services: the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes or the Red Jet from Southampton to West Cowes. There are bus stations at both Cowes’ terminals where you can catch the bus to take you directly to the festival if you are on foot.
Portsmouth & Lymington: Wightlink operates two services, one from Lymington to Yarmouth (35min crossing) and the other from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (45min crossing). There are bus stations at both island terminals where you can catch the bus to take you directly to festival.
Southsea: Hovertravel operates a hovercraft service - only for those on foot - from Southsea to Ryde. A bus service is available in Ryde for transport to the festival. Alternatively, there are taxi services running from all ports if you'd rather take one instead of the bus.
Journey times vary depending on where you are catching the ferry from. For example, a journey from Southampton can be as short as 23 minutes on the high speed service, while the journey time from Portsmouth to Fishbourne is around 45 minutes.
The quickest time is via Hovercraft from Southsea. The crossing should take only 10 minutes.
All ages can attend Isle of Wight Festival, and those under 12 get in for free – but they must still be booked in advance.