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Red Funnel Vehicle Ferries

Red Funnel run three 'Raptor Class' roll-on roll-off (RO-RO) ferries on the route between Southampton <> East Cowes. The ferries can carry approximately 200 cars and over 800 passengers in their spacious interiors. 

As the crossing takes approximately 55 minutes, the interiors of the ferries are designed with the comfort and safety of passengers in mind. 

A selection of cold foods in our chiller cabinets

Onboard Facilities

The Red Funnel vehicle ferries offer a wide range of facilities to make the journey more enjoyable for all the passengers. Onboard facilities include:

  • FREE WiFi - search for the 'RedFunnelFerries' network.
  • Steam Coffee Company - offering a range of premium coffees made from the finest roasted Arabica beans, fine teas and a selection of delicious cakes & pastries.
  • ReFuel -  offering a range of freshly prepared hot meals, traditional breakfasts, sandwiches, rolls, salads, snacks, fresh baked pastries, cookies and muffins. 
  • Bar1861 - stocking a wide range of bottled and draft beers, wines and spirits.

Red Funnel Red Jet 4

Red Jet Hi-Speed Ferries

Red Funnel run three waterjet propelled hi-speed foot passenger vessels on its route between Southampton <> West Cowes. These vessels are capable of speeds around 40 knots, and the Solent crossing takes only 25 minutes.


  • Onboard the vessels, passengers must remain seated for safety reasons; there is an 'at-seat' refreshment service offering hot and cold drinks and a range of snacks.

There are no toilets available on the Red Jet service. 

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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-0fa4542905adcd524)

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

Service is operating normally

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