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Visitor Information

Transport Options

Cowes is well served with transport options enabling you to explore the town and wider Island

Car Hire

Car hire on the Isle of Wight is available from a selection of local and national companies. A useful comparison of the options available can be found in a guide produced by local firm Isle of Wight Guru and can be viewed by clicking this link isleofwightguru.co.uk/isle-of-wight-car-hire

Public Transport

Public transport links are operated Southern Vectis bus services.

Route 1 serves Cowes town centre and close to Shepards Marina. Routes 4 and 5 serve East Cowes from Ryde and Newport respectively.

Detailed timetables, routes and fares can be found on the Southern Vectis website. www.islandbuses.info

Water Taxi

A water taxi service is available in Cowes Harbour which serves all areas of the main harbour up to the Folly Inn.

Further information on the water taxi service can be found here


Cowes taxi companies:

East Cowes taxi companies:

Cycle Hire

Travelling by bicycle during your visit couldn’t be easier. The round Island route takes in 65 miles of coastline and seaside towns. The route is popular, very well signposted and passes directly through Cowes making access easy. With over 200 miles of cycle routes altogether, there is a route to suit everyone.

Further information on cycling and cycle hire on the Island can be found here