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Coach & Group Travel

From small minibus size groups to large coach trips, Red Funnel's dedicated team are here to help. We can offer advice on where to stay and the best places to visit and should you wish, we can also make all your travel and accommodation bookings, including admission to the Island's premier attractions. 

What we offer

  • Over 150 years experience operating ferries to/from the Isle of Wight and extensive knowledge of what the Island has to offer large coach groups through to small minibus size parties with specific interests.
  • Large terminals with dedicated coach lanes and a check-in time of just 30 minutes. Facilities include Steam Coffee Co. outlets, newspapers & magazines, internet access, toilets, outside decked seating area and on peak dates we even offer babecues & live entertainment.
  • The largest purpose built ro-ro ferries serving the Island with round-the-clock sailings. No centre casing makes loading and discharge really easy.
  • Onboard we have a dedicated café restaurant serving a wide variety of hot and cold food including the famous Red Funnel breakfast, a separate well stocked bar and premium Steam coffee outlet. We even offer FREE Wi-Fi. Facilities you'd expect include lifts, disabled facilities and passenger assistance and can organise bridge visits for 1-4 people upon request.
  • Highly trained and friendly staff who are there to ensure your party have a great travel experience and get the most from their visit or holiday.

Ferry Travel

Foot Passengers: Group rates are available for passengers travelling on foot to East or West Cowes.

Coach Travel: Prices are based on the coach rather than the number of passengers

Minibus Travel: Prices are based on the size of minibus not the number of passengers. Bookings can be made online up to 8m.


If you need help selecting the best places for your guests to stay then just ask our highly knowledgeable staff.

We can offer some great deals at many of the Island's hotels, holiday parks and self-catering properties.

We can even arrange detailed itineraries staying at different establishments.

Attraction Tickets

Red Funnel can quote you group rates and book admission to the following Island attractions:

  • Blackgang Chine
  • Brading Roman Villa
  • Carisbrooke Castle
  • Dimbola Lodge
  • Dinosaur Isle
  • Owl & Falconry Centre
  • Osborne House
  • Robin Hill Country Park
  • Shanklin Chine

How to find out more

Please contact Paula Lewis or Geoff Crouch

RedFunnel Address

Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +44 (0)23 8001 9192

Switchboard: Tel +44 (0)23 8024 8500. Fax +44 (0)23 8024 8501.

Registered in England: 002404, VAT number: GB 902 873131. All Rights Reserved, © 2014 Red Funnel (i-094b7c22c191dfe00)

Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

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Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

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