The Isle of Wight Festival 2023 is nearly upon us, with big names like Robbie Williams, Pulp, The Chemical Brothers and George Ezra set to perform over the four days from June 15-18.

If you are counting the days but are still trying to work out how to get to the Isle of Wight, we have the answers for you. 

You will have to take a ferry, as there are no links by road. Don't worry though. There are plenty to choose from!

Isle of Wight ferry operators Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel run crossings from the south coast.

What are the Red Funnel timetables for the Isle of Wight Festival 2023?

Red Funnel run from Southampton to either Cowes or East Cowes.

There is a foot passenger-only crossing to Cowes, which takes about 40 minutes.

If you are in a car, or if you prefer a more leisurely route, opt for the vehicle ferry route to East Cowes. 

The crossing takes around one hour, and to view their full schedule for each day visit their website HERE.

What are the Wightlink timetables for the Isle of Wight Festival 2023?

Wightlink offers three services - the car ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth, the car ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and the foot passenger Catamaran (FastCat) from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde.

Crossing takes between 22-30 mins from Portsmouth to Ryde and a little longer for the car ferries.

It is highly recommended to book ahead for sailings, so to do that and view the timetables visit their website HERE.

What are the Hovertravel timetables for the Isle of Wight Festival 2023?

Hovertravel operates a hovercraft service from Southsea to Ryde taking only 10 minutes to cross the Solent.

There's no cooler way to travel, but it's foot passenger only.

To view the full timetable for the Hovertravel service visit their website HERE.

What are the bus routes to the Isle of Wight Festival 2023?

Shuttle buses are being operated to and from most ferry ports direct into the festival bus station.

These include:

• Yarmouth, for Wightlink from Lymington

• Cowes, for high-speed Red Jet from Southampton

• East Cowes, for vehicle ferry Red Funnel from Southampton

• Ryde Esplanade, for Wightlink from Portsmouth and Hovertravel from Southsea

The Isle of Wight Festival website says that ferry port shuttle buses will operate from around 8am through until 4am Thursday to Monday, with the last buses being at midday on Monday.

Southern Vectis are running these services and you can book your seat plus view all the relevant timetables at their website HERE.

The Isle of Wight Festival 2023 is based at Seaclose Park on the outskirts of Newport.

It is an easy walk into town for any essentials, but all you need can also be found on the huge festival site.

Not booked accommodation yet? The festival website has advice for camping, boutique options, and off-site recommendations.