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Getting the Isle of Wight as a Foot Passenger

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Travelling to the Isle of Wight without a car is really easy from Southampton. Foot passengers can travel on Red Funnel's services to East and West Cowes with tickets available that allow you to travel out on one route and come back on the other - perfect if you fancy a day out on the water with some shopping or lunch in Cowes.

The Isle of Wight has an excellent bus network with connecting services at East and West Cowes. This means you can get virtually travel anywhere by public transport.

Places to park your car if travelling as a foot passenger
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Walking Distances from the Ferry Terminals


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  • Above Bar 12 mins
  • Below Bar 6 mins
  • Coach station 15 mins 
  • Grand Harbour Hotel 8 mins
  • Holiday Inn 8 mins
  • Ikea 12 mins
  • Leisure World 15 mins
  • Mayflower Theatre 25 mins
  • Ocean Village 15 mins
  • SeaCity Museum 20 mins
  • St Mary's stadium 20 mins
  • Train station 18 mins
  • WestQuay 15 mins

West Cowes

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  • East Cowes 30 mins
  • Gurnard 35 mins
  • High Street 1 mins
  • Island Sailing Club 6 mins
  • Newport 60 mins
  • Northwood Hse 10 mins
  • Royal Corinthian YC 9 mins
  • Royal London YC 8 mins
  • Royal Yacht Squadron 10 mins
  • UKSA 20 mins

East Cowes

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  • Newport 60 mins
  • Osborne Hse 20 mins
  • Town centre 2 mins
  • West Cowes 30 mins
  • Whippingham 45 mins

RedFunnel Address

Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +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-43aa2ec8)

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

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