Getting to and from the Isle of Wight
Travel connections in Southampton
Located on the south coast of the UK, Southampton is the gateway to the Isle of Wight and to Cowes, the spiritual home of yacht racing. Southampton has excellent road, rail and coach connections to all parts of the UK. Direct domestic and european flights operate into Southampton Airport and there are good ferry connections to Southampton's Waterside and the New Forest. See 'Useful Links' for more details about each mode of transport.
Travel Connections on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight has an excellent bus service which connects with Red Funnel's ferry services at East and West Cowes. There are also water taxi and conventional taxi ranks adjacent to both Red Funnel's Island terminals. A floating bridge (passengers & vans) connects East and West Cowes across the River Medina saving a 25-30 minute journey by road. See 'Useful Links' for more details.
Passenger Vehicle Ferry Service
Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, SO14 2AL
Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA
Red Jet Hi-Speed Foot Passenger Service
Terminal 2, Town Quay, SO14 2AQ
West Cowes to Southampton, Fountain Yard, PO31 7AR
Red Funnel's Isle of Wight Ferry Routes - click on each route for more information
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