Airports Serving the Isle of Wight Information
(Isle of Wight, England, UK)
Although many people travelling to the Isle of Wight choose to catch a ferry from Southampton or Portsmouth and simply sail across the Solent, others prefer to fly here. The island comes with two small private airports, Sandown and Bembridge, although it should be noted that these can only handle small private aircraft, with permission being required for all landings.
Tourists flying in from abroad will likely need to land at a nearby international air facility first, before arranging onward transportation. If you wish to fly to the mainland and catch a ferry, then nearby airports are to be found in Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Southampton. Further afield are the airports of London, namely Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City, all of which are less than two hours away by car or National Express coach.
Sandown Airport (EGHN)
Address: Embassy Way / Scotchells Brook Lane, Sandown, Isle of Wight, England
Tel: +44 (01983 582181
Sandown Airport is situated on the east coast of the Isle of Wight, being located part-way between Horringford, Sandown and Shanklin, where it generally handles private charter flights only. All light aircraft are welcome to land here, for a small landing fee. The Cheverton Copse Holiday Park is close by and serves as a useful point of reference, as does the Old Barn Touring Park.
Bembridge Airport (BBP)
Address: Sandown Road / Longlands Shute (B3395), Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England
Tel: +44 (0)1983 872050
Bembridge Airport is to be found on the east coast of the Isle of Wight, where it can arrange private charter and air taxis, ranging from light aircraft to VIP Airbus. Located close to the village of Bembridge, Steyne Wood and Culver Down, the airfield also offers pleasure flights and is home to the Vectis Gliding Club.
London Airport Information
Flying into London you will arrive at one of the capital's four international airports, Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Stansted (STN) and City Airport. They are all less than an hour from the city centre and come with National Express coaches, offering onward transport.
Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Address: West London, near Staines and Hounslow - Heathrow Point West, 234 Bath Road, Harlington, Middlesex, UB3 5AP
Tel: +44 (0)870 000 0123
London Heathrow is situated 121 km / 75 miles from the Isle of Wight and comes with no less than five huge terminals.
Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Address: West Sussex, RH6 0NP
Tel: +44 (0)870 000 2468
Gatwick is the capital's number two airport and is one of Europe's busiest. Situated some 109 km / 67 miles from the Isle of Wight, Gatwick has many excellent passenger facilities.
London Stansted Airport (STN)
Address: Stansted, North-East of London - Enterprise House, Bassingbourne Road, Essex, CM24 1QW
Tel: +44 (0)870 000 0303
The youngest of the city's international airports, Stansted lies some 214 km / 133 miles km from the Isle of Wight and features regular Flightline coaches, which connect the Victoria Coach Station.
London City Airport (LCY)
Address: East London, Royal Docks, E16
Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0088
London's fourth airport resides within the trendy Royal Albert Docks, where it is around 144 km / 87 miles from the Isle of Wight. Only European flights are handled here, with shuttles frequently running between Canary Wharf and central Liverpool Street.
London Luton Airport (LTN)
Address: Luton, North of London - Navigation House, Airport Way, Luton, LU2 9LY, Bedfordshire
Tel: +44 (0)1582 405 100
Luton Airport is situated close to its namesake town of Luton, being approximately 10 miles / 16 km from the M25 motorway and 168 km / 104 miles from the very heart of the Isle of Wight.