There are plenty of ways to get to our lovely Island. Below are a series of suggested links to follow to find out about trains (ferries), planes (we have very small ones) and automobiles (on the ferry).
For those of you who know how to use QR codes this one links to our local bus company and all their offers including timetables. They do some fantastic day tickets for groups and individuals.
At Somerton Lodge we are always working towards our green star status. That means we are supporting the use of sustainable transport for travel. Before considering your car take a look at the other ways you can get to Shanklin.
Coming by bike then we have safe storage and plenty of tools. Check out our activities page to view downloadable maps, walking routes and ideas that will make your sustainable visit a real treat.
Bringing a car?
Then click on one of the ferry companies below to book your travel. If you've made a booking with us, then great news! Email us and we can give you a 15% discount code for Red Funnel and Wightlink before you book your ferry. Wightlink codes apply to foot passengers as well. Codes can only be used once.
Red Funnel ferries set sail from Southampton. Email us for your code.
Codes can only be issued in conjunction with accommodation booked through us. Codes can be used for any vehicle bookings for recreational (car sized) vehicles booking on the Red Funnel Vehicle Ferry Service. They are not valid for foot passenger bookings. All bookings must be paid for at the time of booking or in accordance with Payment Plan options (if available, more info: and-deposits/). Prices quoted are per vehicle. Valid for bookings of 1 night or more.
Wightlink ferries set sail from Portsmouth or Lymington. Email us for your code.
Codes can only be issued in conjunction with accommodation booked through us. Codes can be used when making an online booking by inputting the code at stage 4 of the booking process. Bookings can also be made by calling Wightlink on 0333 999 7333. A £5 booking fee applies for all phone bookings. If you call to make a booking you will need to say you have a discount code to quote. Standard terms and conditions regarding cancellation or amendments of tickets applies which can be found at this link https://www.wightlink.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Product-Guide-All-products-V24-Revised-25.06.2018.pdf