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Southampton - East Cowes ferry route

Red Funnel has three Raptor Class ro-ro ferries deployed in the UK on its cross-Solent route between Southampton & East Cowes, Isle of Wight. Powered by medium-speed diesel engines with Voith Schneider propulsion, the vessels are the largest ever ferries to serve the Isle of Wight.


  • Route: Southampton T1 <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK
  • Distance: 9.9 nautical miles
  • Crossing time: 55 minutes at 12.5 knots
  • Departures: 24/7
  • Sailings: 13,842 per annum
  • Miles: 137,039 nautical miles per annum

Raptor ro-ro Red Falcon

Red Falcon

Built for Red Funnel in 1994 by Ferguson Shipbuilders, Glasgow. Refitted & extended in 2004 by Remontawa, Gdansk, Poland. £2m upgrade now complete


Raptor ro-ro Red Osprey

Red Osprey

Built for Red Funnel in 1994 by Ferguson Shipbuilders, Glasgow. Refitted & extended in 2003 by Remontawa, Gdansk, Poland. Image/Video gallery


Raptor ro-ro Red Eagle

Red Eagle

Built for Red Funnel in 1996 by Ferguson Shipbuilders, Glasgow. Refitted & extended in 2005 by Remontawa, Gdansk, Poland.


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Contact Centre: Bookings Tel (Within UK): 0844 844 9988. Tel (Outside UK): 0845 155 2442. Customer Services: Tel +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-a31d3be1)

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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Red Jet Hi-Speed service
Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Service is operating normally


Passenger Vehicle Ferry service
Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Service is operating normally

The 0930 ECSO is currently delayed by aprox 10mins due to shipping movements in the Solent, we apologies for any inconvenience caused

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