Travel Cards for frequent travellers
Open a Travel Card account and save upto 20%
Big on Savings: Receive up to 20% off Red Funnel’s fluid ‘Saver’ and ‘Flexi’ Vehicle Ferry fares regardless of duration and save 10% on standard foot passenger fares including the Red Jet service. In addition, a 15% food and beverage discount applies to purchases from the Steam Coffee Company and ReFuel café restaurant.
Big on Flexibility: Travel Cards can be used to pay for travel for any private or commercial vehicle up to 8m in length (including occupants), motorcycles and foot passengers. Choose between Saver or Flexible vehicle fares with the option of a premium upgrade if travelling in a vehicle up to 2.1m high. Simply book in advance for the cheapest fares or present your Travel Card at check-in for travel on a stand-by basis.
Big on Convenience: You can book vehicle and foot passenger journeys on the Southampton/East Cowes route securely online with no administration fee if booking by phone or in person. Better still, no amendment fees apply if you need to change your booking**. You can also check the balance, add more credit, view statements and change your PIN online. Red Jet tickets can be purchased with a Travel Card from ticket offices during opening hours.
How it works
When money has been added to your Travel Card via the website (or by phone) you can use it to book or buy ferry tickets and receive a discount (see table below). The cost of the journey will be deducted from the balance on your account. There are 3 credit levels (or top-up amounts) to choose from. Each level discounts Red Funnel’s standard vehicle and foot passenger fares by different percentages as shown in the table below.
|Level||Top-up amount ||Vehicles & trailers up to 5.5m long||Vehicles over 5.5m long||Motorcycles & Scooters||Foot Passengers (incl. Red Jet) |
|1||£250||6%||0% ||25% ||10% |
Choosing a top-up amount depends on how often you travel and how much money you wish to store. However, credit held in a Travel Card account never expires and you can top-up your account 24/7 via the website.
Discount levels are determined by the balance after you have topped-up your account.
| Balance after top-up||Discount level applying |
|£0.00 to £499.99||Level 1 |
|£500.00 to £999.99 ||Level 2|
|£1,000 + ||Level 3|
The discount level will remain in place until the credit has been exhausted or the card is next topped-up. Depending on the balance after the top-up has been made, a higher or lower discount level may apply. If your discount level is 2 or 3 and you want to top-up the card by a small amount its not advisable to do so until the balance has been run down as a the discount level could be reset to Level 1 or 2.
i) A Travel Card was originally topped-up with £1,000 and all car journeys booked have been discounted by 20%. The balance falls to £400 and the card holder decides to top-up the card by £250. The new balance is now £650 so the discount level for new car bookings has reduced to 10%
ii) A Travel Card was originally topped-up with £500 and all car journeys booked have been discounted by 10%. The balance falls to £249 and the card holder decides to top-up the card by £250. The new balance is now £499 so the discount level for new car bookings has reduced to 6%
iii) A Travel Card with a balance of £500 is topped-up by another £500. As the balance is now £1,000 car journeys will be discounted by 20% until there is insufficient credit for new bookings or the card is topped-up.
iv) A Travel Card with a balance of £500 is topped-up by £250. As the new balance is £750 the discount for car journeys will remain at 10% until the credit has been used or the card is topped-up.
* Premium add-ons are subject to availability
** Amendments are FREE but upgrade charges apply if moving to a more expensive sailing time