You can include hovercraft travel in your train fare by entering your destination as Ryde Hoverport, works out cheaper
... .... especially if you use a railcard to get 1/3 off.
I am pretty sure you can get the hovercraft cost included in a train ticket to IOW. When I was looking last year it definitely came up as the cheapest option. You can get some great train fares from some distance away to IOW including the Solent crossing.
I found it much cheaper to book National rail tickets from London to Ryde Esplanade. This way the Hovercraft tickets are included in the price and works out much cheaper.
I was born in IOL. I would like to take the children there one day.