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UK School & Student Visits from Ireland

Are you based in Ireland and considering a school trip or student visit to the UK?

UK School Trips from Ireland
School Trips to the UK from Ireland

Travel from Ireland to the Isle of Wight in just a few hours!

The Isle of Wight is the UK's Island Classroom, offering a wide range of learning opportunities for all age groups in many different subjects. Our rich history began 120 million years ago with the dinosaurs, then more recently the Roman and Norman invasions of Britain, and the establishment of Queen Victoria's family home.

Our Island features many natural wonders, including the incredible rock formations of The Needles and Alum Bay, and the fossil-rich eroding chalk and sandstone cliffs which form our coastline of golden sandy beaches.

One of the sunniest and warmest parts of the UK, the Isle of Wight is within easy reach of London and many airports - including Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton and Bournemouth. Cross The Solent (the stretch of water separating us from mainland UK) by ferry or take a flight on Europe's only commercial hovercraft service.

Just 385Km2 and welcoming millions of visitors each year, the Isle of Wight is easy to travel around whilst you sample everything we have to offer - from world-class watersports and outdoor activities such as tree climbing, through to a diverse range of visitor attractions including museums, animal sanctuaries, theme parks and much more. Our venues offer high quality teaching and learning resources prepared in English, which cover many different subjects including sciences, history, geography, geology, mathematics, arts, engineering and more.

We're confident you won't find a better destination for your overseas student visit to the UK and we'd love to welcome you to the Isle of Wight. Why not contact us and tell us your plans. We'll help you put together the perfect itinerary for your group. We can include all your UK travel and accommodation needs, or let you take care of your own arrangements.

Travelling to the Isle of Wight from Ireland with school groups

Shown below are the most common methods of travel to the Isle of Wight for groups originating in Ireland

These details were correct at the time of publication, but we cannot guarantee they are still accurate. Journey and transfer times are for guidance only and do not include connection alignment. Why not contact us to check?

Education Destination can MEET YOU at your arrival airport or terminal and bring you to the Isle of Wight, taking care of all your UK transport and accommodation requirements. We're also happy for you to arrange your own, however we're not currently able to arrange the international leg of your travel.

Origin City Destination Carrier(s) Journey Time Transfer to Island Notes
Dublin [DUB]Southampton [SOU]FlyBe, Aer Lingus1h 20m1h 30m
Belfast [BFS]Southampton [SOU]FlyBe1h 30m1h 30m
Limited capacity route
Cork [ORK]Gatwick [LGW]Ryanair1h 25m2h 0m
/ +
Cork [ORK]Heathrow [LHR]Aer Lingus1h 15m2h 30m
Shannon [SNN]Gatwick [LGW]Ryanair1h 30m2h 0m
/ +
Shannon [SNN]Heathrow [LHR]Aer Lingus1h 20m2h 30m

Travel Requirements

There are no special requirements for visiting the UK, or the Isle of Wight, from Ireland.

All students will need a current passport valid for the duration of their stay, and to present this on entry to the UK.

The Isle of Wight uses pounds sterling as currency, although a limited number of stores and service providers will accept Euro notes. We advise visitors wishing to exchange Euros or other currencies for sterling after arrival to use a reputable bureaux de change such as those found in main Post Offices and many travel agencies.

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