Isle of Wight Hot Air Balloon Rides

Discover Your Closest Launch Sites

Virgin Hot Air Balloon rides do not operate directly from the Isle of Wight due to logistical constraints. While the island offers stunning vistas, the absence of suitable launch sites and airspace restrictions make it impractical for balloon operations. However, passengers can still enjoy exhilarating balloon rides from nearby mainland locations.

Hot Air Balloon Experiences in Isle of Wight

Closest Launch Sites to Isle of Wight

Explore Nearby Mainland Launch Sites: Discover the closest locations to the Isle of Wight where Virgin Hot Air Balloon rides take flight, offering breathtaking views and memorable experiences.

The Alton launch site in Hampshire offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and is approximately 45 miles northwest of the Isle of Wight, accessible via a ferry ride and around 2.5 hours' travel time.


The unforgettable adventure on board a Hampshire hot air balloon ride is the perfect opportunity to see one of England’s prettiest counties from the air. Take to the skies from the…

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At Fernhurst, West Sussex, experience stunning hot air balloon rides amid picturesque countryside, offering panoramic views. Located southwest of the Isle of Wight, approximately 45 miles away, it's within a 2.5-hour drive.

Fernhurst, West Sussex

Adventure awaits as you take to the skies for a stunning West Sussex hot air balloon ride from the picturesque village of Fernhurst. Breath-taking panoramic views of this glorious county…

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The West Sussex (Petworth) launch site offers picturesque views of the South Downs and is located northeast of the Isle of Wight, approximately 50 miles away with a travel time of about 2.5 hours drive.

West Sussex (Petworth)

Take life higher on a majestic West Sussex hot air balloon ride from our pretty launch site near the village of Petworth. Keep an eye out for the beautiful Ebernoe Common Nature Reserve as…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are these flight vouchers only valid for the Isle of Wight region?

No, Virgin Balloon Flights Vouchers are valid nationwide – simply purchase your balloon ride vouchers and you will be able to book at over 100 launch sites nationwide.

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