Travelling around Sandown Isle of Wight

Being a popular visitor resort, Sandown has excellent transport links with regular bus and train services to Newport, Ryde, Bembridge, Ventnor and beyond. The Island Line train service passes through Sandown from Shanklin and Lake, travelling on to Brading and terminating at Ryde Pier Head.

Island Line Train approaching Sandown train station

Sandown is on Southern Vectis bus routes 2, 3 & 8 and late night buses run every Friday & Saturday night. During the summer season, the open top 'Sandown Bay Tour' service connects Sandown to its sister resort, Shanklin.

For Island Line Train times visit the South West Trains wesbite, and for bus times see Southern Vectis

Isle Cycle has a branch in Sandown so you can hire a bike and take advantage of the Isle of Wight's impressive cycle paths. One of the main routes starts in Sandown and you can ride on safe and well maintained tracks all the way to Cowes via Newport. You can also use the island's bridleways to extend your adventures towards the thatched village of Godshill or Sandown's sister restort of Shanklin.

The Isle of Wight is also famous for having more miles of footpaths and bridleways than it has roads so you will never be far from a coastal or courtyside walk.

Sandown Airport

Finally if you have access to a private plane then don't forget that Sandown also has a long established airport with a grass runway that receives regular visits from flying enthusiats all over the south. The airport that was originally established in 1929 and it still operates off a grass field airstrip over 80 years later. The strip is approximately 800 metres long and is served by offices as well as a control tower.

Sandown Airport is a busy place with around 3,500 visiting aircraft every year, so light aircraft are arriving and departing throughout the day, as well as traffic from the onsite flying school which has a diverse fleet that also includes microlights. The airport is situated about a mile west of Sandown town centre and around 7.5 miles from the Island's county town of Newport. If you have time perhaps you'd enjoy learning to fly yourself? Just contact the Specialist Flying School which is based at Sandown Airport for more details.Sandown Airport Isle of Wight