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Red Jet Fares from the Isle of Wight

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Adult fares on the Red Jet service to Southampton start from £8.90** and £13.60** to Hythe. Through fares to any station on the rail network can be purchased from West Cowes and through tickets to any destination served by National Express will be available from August 2013.

Books of saver tickets and season tickets are also  available for frequent travellers.

Timetable to Southampton Timetable to Hythe

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Passenger fares from West Cowes to Southampton

From 2 Jan 2014

 Fare Type
Single Fares

Day Returns
Standard fare
£21.00 £10.50£13.80
Off Peak fare*
Super Off Peak fare**
(per person)
£8.90 £4.45 
Off Peak Family fare†*£31.00   
Off Peak Group fare‡*
(per person)
Period Returns
(up to 90 days)
Standard Period
Off Peak Period*
Off Peak Group
(per person)
Frequent Travellers/Students
Season Ticketsclick here
Saver Tickets
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Passenger fares from West Cowes to Hythe/New Forest

 Fare Type
Dogs ≡
Day Return*
Super Off-Peak
Day Return**
per person
per person

Through Day Return tickets from West Cowes to Hythe (travelling via Hythe Ferries services from Southampton Town Quay) are available as shown above.

Cycle Hire is available from Cycle Experience in Hythe tel. 02380 840765 to pre-book. Unfortunately only foldable cycles carried in bags are permitted on the Red Jet service.

Timetable West Cowes-Hythe Timetable East Cowes-Hythe

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 (and other domestic Pets in RSPCA approved containers) are carried free of charge subject to our pet policy.
  • 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
  • Passenger tickets are non refundable

All prices shown are in £GBP

* Off-Peak Returns                        
Valid for outward departure from West Cowes Monday to Friday from 0915 hrs and at anytime on weekends, return journey from Southampton can be after 09:15 on weekdays and at anytime on weekends. Not available for travel from Southampton on 12 & 13 June, and 4 & 5 September 2014. Not available for travel from West Cowes on 16 June and 8 September 2014.   

† 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 0915 hrs from West Cowes Monday to Friday and anytime on weekends.  Not available for travel from West Cowes on 16 June & 8 September 2014.

** Super Off-Peak Day Return                        
Valid for both the Vehicle Ferry and Red Jet service, when two or more people travel together after 11.15 am. Valid seven days a week.  Only one ticket will be issued and all passengers must travel together or the ticket will become void and an upgrade charge will be applicable. Not available for travel from West Cowes on 16 June,  1 - 10 August & 8 September 2014.    

‡ Group Returns                        
Applies to groups of at least 4 adults or 4 children travelling together in both directions. Off-peak Group Fares are valid from 0915 hrs from West Cowes Monday to Friday and anytime weekends and valid to return from 0915 hrs from Southampton Monday to Friday and anytime weekends.  Groups of 12 or more persons, not valid for travel on sailings from Southampton between 17.15 to 18.15 inclusive. Not available for travel from Southampton on 12 & 13 June and 4 & 5 September 2014. Not available for travel from West Cowes on 16 June and 8 September 2014.

± Youth fares: Only available when the ticket office is open and valid for travel from 09:15 hrs Monday to Friday and at anytime on weekends. Must be Island residents aged 16-19 yrs. Can be purchased upon production of a valid Isle of Wight Council Student Rider Card, Passport, UK Driving Licence or ValidateUK card only.  Not valid for outward departures from Southampton. Not available for travel from West Cowes on 16 June or 8 September 2014.

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 and receive up to two FREE single children tickets which can be used for the outward OR return leg of the journey. The adult 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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Rail/Ferry Tickets

Through rail tickets (including the Red Jet) are available from West Cowes ticket office to any mainline rail station.

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Shopping Guide

You can find the largest stores in the WestQuay Shopping Centre, at the WestQuay Retail Park and in the High Street. Smaller speciality shops can be found in East Street and London Road.

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Southampton FC

15% OFF Hi-Speed Off-Peak Day Return fares for Southampton Football Club Season Ticket and match day ticket holders for the 2013/2014 Season.

Please note: Discount is only available from West Cowes on Off Peak Day Returns and is only available on the day of travel. Travel must be after 09:15.  Discount is for 2013/2014 season league fixtures only. Red Funnel conditions of carriage apply.  Ferry travel is offered subject to availability.  Red Funnel reserve the right to alter or withdraw this offer. 

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Red Jet Hi-Speed service
Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight
The XX45 SOWC and XX15 WCSO are delayed by approx 10 mins, apologies for any inconvenience caused to your journey

Passenger Vehicle Ferry service
Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Regrettably the 1915 Southampton to East Cowes sailing is delayed by approx 30 mins, please check in as normal

Travel Alert - the following vehicle ferry services have been cancelled;

Southampton to East Cowes 22:15
East Cowes to Southampton 23:45

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this disruption

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