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Car Hire: Navigating the Isle of Wight with Rhinocarhire

The Isle of Wight, a diamond-shaped island off the southern coast of England, is a treasure trove of picturesque landscapes, historical landmarks, and seaside attractions. Its blend of coastal beauty and rich heritage makes it a cherished destination for both locals and tourists.

Your Isle of Wight Adventure with Rhinocarhire:

  1. Coastal Captivations: Drive along the island's scenic routes with your Rhinocarhire vehicle, soaking in views from rugged cliffs to tranquil beaches.
  2. Historical Haunts: Navigate the rich tapestry of the Isle of Wight's past, from ancient castles to Victorian seaside resorts.
  3. Temporary Transport: If your regular vehicle is out of commission, rely on Rhinocarhire to ensure your island explorations remain uninterrupted.

Driving Dynamics on the Isle of Wight:

  1. Nearest Airport: The Isle of Wight does not have a commercial airport. Most visitors arrive via ferry from Southampton, Portsmouth, or Lymington.
  2. Road Rundown: The island’s roads range from wide main roads to narrow, winding country lanes. Drive cautiously, especially on unfamiliar routes.
  3. Traffic Tidbits: Popular spots like Cowes, Ryde, or Sandown can become busier, especially during summer months or events like the Isle of Wight Festival.

Spotlight on Isle of Wight Attractions:

  1. Osborne House: Queen Victoria's seaside residence, this palatial house offers a fascinating peek into royal history.
  2. The Needles: Iconic chalk stacks and lighthouse, best viewed from The Needles Landmark Attraction or Alum Bay.
  3. Carisbrooke Castle: A historic motte-and-bailey castle known for its panoramic views and resident donkeys.

Why Booking Early with Rhinocarhire Matters: To ensure you get the perfect vehicle for your Isle of Wight exploration and potentially benefit from early booking discounts, it's always wise to reserve your car with Rhinocarhire in advance.

Choosing Rhinocarhire on the Isle of Wight: Our unwavering dedication to quality service, a wide array of vehicles, and a transparent booking process cements Rhinocarhire as a preferred choice for many visiting the Isle of Wight.

In Conclusion: The Isle of Wight, with its unique blend of serene landscapes, historical insights, and coastal wonders, promises an enriching travel experience. Amplify your island journey with Rhinocarhire as your trusty transport companion. Let’s set sail for unforgettable memories on the Isle of Wight!

Current Rental Rates in Isle of Wight

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.02 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 259.15 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.77 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 264.44 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.57 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 333.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Polestar 2

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 94.96 EUR/day
Polestar 2

7 Days rental at 664.72 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 76.16 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 533.15 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Isle of Wight: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • The Isle of Wight is the UK’s only island county.
  • It’s two miles off the Hampshire coast.
  • It was a popular holiday destination for the Victorians.
  • Queen Victoria’s favourite home, Osborne House is on the island.
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson lived on the island.


Isle of Wight - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight car hire information

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  • € 259.14
    Average price:
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  • € 37.02
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    Most popular model:
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  • 51
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Average prices per day in Isle of Wight

January€ 50
February€ 51
March€ 56
April€ 66
May€ 59
June€ 64
July€ 74
August€ 82
September€ 63
October€ 59
November€ 55
December€ 61
January€ 47
February€ 54
March€ 52
April€ 44
May€ 62
June€ 71
July€ 63
August€ 59
September€ 50
October€ 57
November€ 64
December€ 56
January€ 125
February€ 131
March€ 112
April€ 122
May€ 126
June€ 163
July€ 152
August€ 156
September€ 151
October€ 147
November€ 128
December€ 181
January€ 63
February€ 62
March€ 61
April€ 65
May€ 66
June€ 81
July€ 81
August€ 77
September€ 75
October€ 75
November€ 73
December€ 83
April€ 78
January€ 35
February€ 37
March€ 39
April€ 36
May€ 44
June€ 51
July€ 54
August€ 61
September€ 44
October€ 47
November€ 51
December€ 47
January€ 100
February€ 114
March€ 111
April€ 128
May€ 116
June€ 146
July€ 152
August€ 119
September€ 116
October€ 119
November€ 120
December€ 128
January€ 49
February€ 49
March€ 59
April€ 101
May€ 56
June€ 63
July€ 87
August€ 99
September€ 80
October€ 76
November€ 56
December€ 63

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Isle of Wight Mini Guide

Why Visit the Isle of Wight?
The largest island off the coast of England, the Isle of Wight has a vast history spanning millennia.  The Isle of Wight was once home to the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson and TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh was the High Sheriff of the island in 2008/9.

Where is it and How Can I Get There?
A small island in the English Channel the Isle of Wight is located around three miles off the south coast of Hampshire.  The easiest way to get on to the island is from Southsea.  There are a number of ferry routes and a hovercraft service.  Southampton and Portsmouth are two of the main points of crossing the Solent.

What’s the Story?
The Isle of Wight is the largest of the islands around England and has been a holiday destination since Victorian times.  Until 1890 it was part of Hampshire until it gained independence and became a county in its own right.  During World War II it served as an observation post and was used during the beginning of the Normandy landings as a pipeline for fuel.

An Island of Many Attractions
The Isle of Wight Festival is an annual music event that has taken place on the island since the 1960s.  There are many other annual events that take place including the Isle of Wight Walking Festival and for those who like the festive season there is the Newport Illuminated Christmas Carnival which celebrates the start of the Christmas season. 

If you are feeling fit then why not take part in the United Kingdom’s oldest Marathon?  First run in 1957 the Isle of Wight Marathon treks through the main towns on the island before finishing at the starting point in Ryde.  If running a marathon is too much hard work then there are other things to do including the Amazon World Zoo or the Botanical Gardens at Ventnor.

Hiring a Car
Despite being an island, there are 787km of roads on the Isle of Wight with the main road linking the island towns and smaller roads to the numerous villages.  There are many places of interest on the island including Fort Victoria and Yarmouth Castle.

Shopping and Entertainment
As with most places there are big name stores but on the Isle of Wight there is a wonderful range of small boutiques, antique stores and small family run shops so you will be hard pressed not to find something interesting to buy.   

Heading out to smaller villages on the Isle of Wight is a great way to find some wonderful places to eat.  The Fisherman’s Cottage in Shanklin has a mixture of hot and cold food and is located on the beach.  The nightlife is mainly concentrated in Newport but there are other clubs like Balcony in Ryde or Colonel Bogey’s in Sandown.

*UPDATE* We no longer have cars available to hire on the Island itself, however we still have great rates on car hire in Southampton or Portsmouth where you can make the short hop accross the Solent and onto the island. If travelling from further afield, you can rent a car direct from any of the major UK Airports including Heathrow and Gatwick.

The ferry trip across the Solent is the most expensive stretch of water in the UK. Once there you have the old world charms of Cowes town centre followed by a short trip uphill to the magical Osborne House, favourite home of Queen Victoria.

There, the ornate Berber Room is of particular note together with the royal children’s Swiss cottage playhouse in the grounds, now housing a small museum. Elsewhere, the island has fabulous sandy beaches and the best climate in the UK to enjoy them.

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