Plan Your Visit

Getting Here

The Isle of Wight is closer than you might think, with ferry crossings operating for passengers into five different island towns and three of these services also carrying vehicles. The main ferry links to the island operate from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington.

For more information on Ferry crossings, please visit the Wightlink website or the Red Funnel website.

Once you're on the island, whether you happen to be travelling to The Needles by car or bus, we have some easy-to-follow links and advice on the best way to get here.

If you can't find the information you're looking for or would like any additional advice please give us a call on +44 (0) 1983 752 401.

By Car

For those of you using sat nav, our postcode is PO39 0JD and The Needles is signposted from all major routes including the A3054 via Yarmouth, the B3401 and B3399 via Freshwater and the A3055 via Freshwater Bay.

If you are looking to use a rental vehicle while visiting the island, we recommend Snows Rental.

By Bus

The number 7 Southern Vectis bus from Newport serves Alum Bay regularly. For more information, please call their customer services number +44 (0) 1983 827000 (Monday-Friday) or visit the Southern Vectis Website.

An open-top Breezer bus also operates up to every 30 minutes between Yarmouth and Alum Bay. After stopping at The Needles it winds its way along the cliff top to The Needles Battery, a National Trust property.

The Southern Vectis Island Coaster bus serves The Needles every day in the summer. Leaving from Ryde at 9.30am and 10,00am, the service then travels to East Wight and stops at Seaview, Bembridge, Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor to collect passengers, and then travels on to The Needles before leaving again at 4.30pm and 5.00pm.

Car parking

Entry to The Needles is completely free of charge and you only pay to park your car during the main season.

An all-day car parking charge of £6.00 applies from 23rd March until 3rd November with free parking at all other times. Camper vans are charged at £10.00 for all-day parking during these dates.

If you're a resident of the Isle of Wight and bring photographic ID with proof of your address, you can pay £6.00 on your first visit then park for the rest of the year for free*.

*Excluding Sunday - Thursday during August

If you're visiting between April and October then our Supersaver Tickets are a great way to make savings on all your favourite rides and attractions.