The Isle of Wight Festival is back for 2021 after last year's popular event had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

A host of famous names, including Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol and Duran Duran will be performing, from September 16-19.

The event also has a reduced capacity of around 50,000 - but that will not dampen the spirits of ticketholders planning to head to the Island off England's south coast.

If you are counting the days but are still trying to work out how to get to the Isle of Wight, we have the answers for you. 

You will have to take a ferry, as there are no links by road. Don't worry though. There are plenty to choose from!

Isle of Wight ferry operators Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel run crossings from the south coast.

Here’s what you need to know...

What are the Red Funnel timetables for the Isle of Wight Festival 2021?

New Forest Post:

Red Funnel run from Southampton to either Cowes or East Cowes.

There is a foot passenger-only crossing to Cowes, which takes about 40 minutes.

If you are in a car, or if you prefer a more leisurrly route, opt for the vehicle ferry route to East Cowes. 

The crossing takes around one hour.

Click HERE for the company's sailing schedule.

What are the Wightlink timetables for the Isle of Wight Festival 2021?

New Forest Post:

Wightlink runs three separate services to the Isle of Wight.

One is for foot passengers only, from Portsmouth to Ryde, while a vehicle ferry leaves Portsmouth for Fishbourne.

A third route, also carrying vehicles, connects Lymington in Hampshire with Yarmouth.

Portsmouth to Fishbourne – crossing time approx. 40-45 minutes

Thursday 16 September

5am, 5.40am, 6.20am, 7am, 7.40am, 8.20am, 9am, 9.40am, 10.20am, 11am, 11.40am, 12.20pm, 1pm, 1.40pm, 2.20pm, 3pm, 3.40pm, 4.20pm, 5pm, 5.40pm, 7pm, 7.40pm, 10pm, 11.59pm.

Friday 17 September

5am, 5.40am, 6.20am, 7am, 7.40am, 8.20am, 9am, 9.40am, 10.20am, 11am, 11.40am, 12.20pm, 1pm, 1.40pm, 2.20pm, 3pm, 3.40pm, 4.20pm, 5pm, 5.40pm, 6.20pm, 7pm, 7.40pm, 10pm, 11.59pm.

Saturday 18 September

5am, 5.40am, 7am, 7.40am, 8.20am, 9am, 9.40am, 10.20am, 11am, 11.40am, 12.20pm, 1pm, 1.40pm, 2.20pm, 3pm, 3.40pm, 5pm, 5.40pm, 7pm, 7.40pm, 10pm, 11.59pm.

Sunday 19 September

5am, 7am, 7.40am, 9am, 9.40am, 11am, 11.40am, 1pm, 1.40pm, 3pm, 3.40pm, 5pm, 5.40pm, 7pm, 7.40pm, 9pm, 9.40pm, 11pm, 11.59pm.

Portsmouth to Ryde – crossing time approx. 22-30 minutes

Thursday 16 September

5.15am, 6.15am, 7.15am, 8.15am, 9.15am, 9,45am, 10.15am, 10.45am, 11.15am, 11.45am, 12.15pm, 12.45pm, 1.15pm, 1.45pm, 2.15pm, 3pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm, 4.30pm, 5.15pm, 6pm, 6.15pm, 7.20pm, 8.20pm, 9.20pm.

Friday 16 September

5.15am, 6.15am, 7.15am, 8.15am, 9.15am, 9.30am, 9,45am, 10.15am, 10.45am, 11am, 11.15am, 11.45am, 12.15pm, 12.45pm, 1.15pm, 1.30pm, 1.45pm, 2.15pm, 3pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm, 4.30pm, 5.15pm, 6pm, 6.15pm, 7.20pm, 8.20pm, 9.20pm.

Saturday 18 September

All times are 15 minutes past the hour from 7.15am except for 7.20pm and 8.20pm.

Sunday 19 September

7.15am, 8.15am, 9.15am, 9,45am, 10.15am, 10.45am, 11.15am, 11.45am, 12.15pm, 12.45pm, 1.15pm, 1.45pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm, 5.15pm, 6.15pm, 7.20pm, 8.20pm, 9.20pm.

Lymington to Yarmouth – crossing time approx. 40 minutes

Thursday 16 September

5.30am, 7.25am, 8.45am, 9.45am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6.55pm, 8.05pm.

Friday 17 September

5.30am, 7.25am, 8.45am, 9.45am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6.55pm, 8.05pm.

Saturday 18 September

5.30am, 7.25am, 8.45am, 9.45am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6.55pm, 8.05pm.

Sunday 19 September

5.30am, 7.25am, 8.45am, 9.45am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6.55pm, 8.05pm.

Click HERE for full details.

What are the Hovertravel timetables for the Isle of Wight Festival 2021?

New Forest Post:

Hovertravel runs from Southsea, near Portsmouth, to Ryde and only those on foot can use it.

The service starts at 6.30am, and runs every hourly until the evening.

Click HERE for full details.