Tickets and Special Offers

Ticket types, fares and offers

We offer a range of tickets for your journey on Island Line trains. Whether it’s a day trip, a weekend jaunt or longer, we have the ticket for you.

Buy our full range of tickets from Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin Station ticket offices or online. Tickets are also available from self-service machines and on the train.

Anytime day single

Ideal for a simple trip from A to B. Available for a single journey on the date shown on the ticket.

Anytime day return

If you’re taking a day trip to the island then a day return will get you from A to B and back again on the same day.

Season tickets 

For regular travellers a season ticket is a must, saving you serious money as well as queueing time. Get one to give you unlimited travel for any period from 7 days to a year.


Make big savings throughout your trip with transportdeals and day-trip offers.

Evening return

Travel after 1800 for just £3.30 between Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin.

Railcard discounts do not apply.

Hover Liner

Travel to Portsmouth and Southsea via Hovertravel Hovercraft service, starting from Shanklin, Lake, Sandown, Brading and Ryde St Johns Road Stations. Just £18.10 for an Adult Day Return (£9.05 for Children aged 5-15), including your bus journey between the Hovercraft terminal and Portsmouth City Centre (or Gunwharf Quays). Buy your ticket from Shanklin ticket office or onboard the train.

Shanklin to Ventnor rail/bus link

Get a special discounted fare when using both Southern Vectis and Island Line Trains. Single fare £2.50 (child £1.00), Day Return £4.00, (child £2.00) 7 Day season ticket £16.00 (child £8.00). Buy your ticket at the station or on the bus.

Island Liner

A joint ticket for travel on the Island Line and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Just £16 for adults (£8 for children aged 5-14), for a day's unlimited travel. Buy your ticket from Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin ticket offices, or on board the train. Only available on Steam Railway operating dates; visit the Isle of Wight Steam Railway website for details.

Day Ranger

Unlimited day travel on the Island Line for just £6 (£3 for children) or take the family (2 adults, 3 children) for just £15! See everything the island has to offer!

Island Line Residents Card

Save 40% on Island Line trains Single and Day Return fares with an Island Line Residents Card.

Valid after 9am Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and public holidays. £5 for the individual card, or £7.50 for the family card.

Apply for your discount card at Ryde Esplanade or Shanklin ticket office. You’ll need an application form, a recent photograph of yourself and proof of Isle of Wight residence, such as council tax notice or driving licence.

Steam Liner

Cross the Solent on Wightlink's high speed catamarans, and enjoy a day's unlimited travel on Island Line trains and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Buy your ticket from the Wightlink ticket office at Portsmouth Harbour station.

Gosport Ferry

Book your ticket on the Gosport Ferry from Shanklin and Ryde Esplanade ticket offices, or on board the train. You can purchase tickets to Gosport even if you have not purchased your ticket to Portsmouth Harbour from us.

Triplelink

Travel from Ryde Esplanade station via Wightlink's Fast Passenger service to Portsmouth Harbour, and then enjoy a day's unlimited travel on Stagecoach Coastline and Hampshire Buses for just £15 (£7.50 for children aged 5-15). Family tickets are also available for £37.75

This ticket is only available from Ryde Esplanade ticket office.

Shanklin Chine

Explore the tranquillity and beauty of the island’s oldest tourist attraction. Rail ticket holders get a 10% discount on admission by showing their ticket.

Hover Rover Rail (to the Isle of Wight)

The excitement of travelling on a hovercraft, plus one day's unlimited travel on our Island Line trains - all for £23.20 (£11.65 for children or £71.30 for a family).

Buy your ticket from the Hovertravel ticket office at Southsea Hoverport.