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School & Group Travel to the Isle of Wight

Education Destination is happy to support you with your preferred method of travel. We can provide a high quality door-to-door service at a highly competitive rate, help you make arrangements for your own coach or minibuses, or simply leave it up to you to arrange!

We can also include your Ferry Crossings to coincide with your chosen transport package.

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Coach hire for Isle of Wight group and school visits

Door-to-Door Service

Our most popular option is door-to-door coach travel. Your coach(es) will pick you up from school or any other nominated place and bring you to the Island. The same vehicle will then be available to you for the duration of your visit to meet all your itinerary needs, and then take you home again.

We have partnered with ALS Travel, an Island-based family run coach operator, and Lucketts Group, a mainland based operator running over 150 vehicles from 5 depots in the south, giving us maximum flexibility and nationwide coverage with a huge range of vehicle types. Whichever option you choose, your uniformed driver will have a current valid DBS check. There are pros and cons to using local -vs- national operators, for example:

Island Based Operator
  • No driver accommodation costs
  • No overnight parking considerations
  • Local area experts = free tour guide!
  • Lots of experience with Island venues
  • Rapid access to alternative vehicles / staff in case of a problem on island
  • Access to alternative vehicle types should you wish to divide your group for any reason once you are on the Island
Mainland Based Operator
  • Reduced dead mileage - lower environmental impact
  • Wider choice of vehicle sizes from 8 to 106 seats
  • Improved degree of backup in case of breakdown
  • Rapid access to alternative vehicles / staff in case of a problem off island
  • More accurate departure timekeeping due to less dependence on ferry crossings

Whatever vehicle types are most relevant for your requirements will be provided. Vehicles are available in various sizes from 8 to over 100 seats, with specialist wheelchair accessible vehicles if required.

We can pick you up and return you to/from your school or campus, any UK railway station, airport, ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal.

Visiting the Isle of Wight in your school minibus

Bringing Your Own Minibus or Coach

If you'd like to bring your own minibus(es) or coach, we can help you arrange the ferry crossings, parking etc. required to complete your itinerary.

Education Destination can offer you a competitive travel package which fits your requirements.

Isle of Wight school group transport

On Island Travel

Education Destination can also provide for all your on-island transport needs. For some of our visiting groups, it makes sense to come across as foot passengers (perhaps to experience Europe's only commercial hovercraft service) and be met once over the water.

We can supply minibuses, mini and full-sized coaches as needed either on a daily or ad-hoc basis to coincide with your itinerary.

In all cases, specialised transport is available for those with mobility issues, however you must make your needs known at the enquiry stage so that this is properly provisioned and costed.

Isle of Wight school trips from Europe / worldwide arriving by plane or Eurostar

Overseas Visitors

Are you travelling to the Isle of Wight from Europe or further afield?

We can arrange to pick you up at your arrival airport, for example Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton or Stansted. For visitors arriving on Eurostar we can pick you up at any of the international railway stations such as Ashford, Ebbsfleet or St Pancras.

We'll then drop you off again in time for your return journey home.