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Isle of Wight Ferry Fares

Vehicle Fares to the Isle of Wight

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Red Funnel is well known for offering highly competitive Saver and Flexible car ferry fares to the Isle of Wight. We don't publish a tariff as prices are determined by the amount of space available on the ship at the time of booking - our online system shows the price alongside every departure so it's easy to choose sailings that meet your budget. Click for booking tips...

Our car fares include up to 6 people (total must be declared at the time of booking) and our Premium add-on fares offer priority loading/disembarkation and 20% off food & drinks.

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Passenger fares from Southampton to East Cowes (Isle of Wight)

We offer a wide range of fares with big discounts for seniors, frequent travellers, families and groups. Some fares (marked below) can be booked online (including our Smartphone website) and all fares (excluding 6/12 month Season Tickets & ID cards) can be purchased upon departure from East Cowes at no extra charge.

Fares from 03 Jan 2017

Frequent Travellers

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Passenger fares from Hythe to East Cowes (Isle of Wight)

Day Return through tickets from Hythe to East Cowes (travelling via connecting Hythe Ferries services to Southampton) are available from the Hythe Ferry Ticket Office in Hythe. Click here for timetable information. Car parking close to the ferry terminal in Hythe is available for £5 for 20 hours (as of Dec 2014).

Fare Type
Day Return£18.40
£11.00 FREE
£14.10 £43.80

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Rail/Ferry Tickets

Through rail tickets (including the passenger ferry fare) are available from any manned rail station to East Cowes.

National Express Tickets to West Cowes

Coach/Ferry Tickets

Through coach tickets (including the passenger ferry fare) are available from any National Express pick-up point to East Cowes.

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Isle of Wight Bus Tickets

Isle of Wight Bus Rover tickets are available when purchasing foot passenger tickets to East Cowes either online or from the Ticket Office at Terminal 1, Southampton.

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£25 deposit on Isle of Wight Ferry Travel

FREE Deposit Scheme

Book your ferry crossing with just a £25 deposit!

Simply book more than 30 days in advance to get this interest free option! More info

Isle of Wight Attractions

Attraction Discounts

Discounted tickets to many of the Isle of Wight's premier attractions can be purchased online or from Red Funnel's Terminal 1 ticket office on departure.

Attraction Tickets

2016/17 Fare Rules & Conditions

  • Infants (0-4 yrs) travel FREE and do not require a ticket, but must be in the care of a fare paying adult.
  • Dogs travel FREE on the vehicle ferry service.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible fare paying adult.     
  • All amendments are free of charge, however a fare difference may apply if you increase the length of your stay or change routes
  • Passenger tickets are non refundable

All prices shown are in £GBP

* Off-Peak Returns
Valid for outward departure from Southampton Monday to Friday from 1815 hrs and at anytime on weekends. Not available for travel on 8-9 June 2017.

† Family Day Return

Party must contain 3 or 4 people. At least one person must be an adult/senior and one person must be a child/infant. Party must travel together in both directions. Family Fares are valid from 0900 hrs from Southampton Monday to Friday and anytime on weekends.  Not available for travel on 8-9 June 2017.

** Super Off-Peak Day Return

Valid for both the Vehicle Ferry and Red Jet service, when two people travel together after 11.15 am. Valid seven days a week.  Only one ticket will be issued and both passengers must travel together or the ticket will become void and an upgrade charge will be applicable. Not available for travel on 8-9 June 2017.

‡ Group Returns
Applies to groups of at least 4 adults or 4 children travelling together in both directions. Group Fares are valid 7 days a week anytime. Not available for travel on 8-9 June 2017.

Escorted Child Offer
Applies to adults who are dropping-off or collecting a child in Southampton. Purchase one adult day return or adult off-peak day return or two adult super off-peak day returns and receive up to two FREE single children tickets which can be used for the outward OR return leg of the journey. The adult(s) must return on the next available sailing. If an adult is travelling with more than two children, additional child tickets are available at the normal single rate.  Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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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

Service is operating normally


Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

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