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Southampton cruise & ferry connections

Arriving & Departing Southampton by Ferry

Apart from Red Funnel's ferry services between Southampton and the Isle of Wight, White Horse Ferries operate the Hythe Ferry between Southampton's Town Quay (Terminal 2) and Hythe on the Western Shore of Southampton water.

Hythe Ferry takes just 12 minutes to travel between Hythe and Southampton where there are excellent connections to/from the Isle of Wight. At Hythe, there are good bus links to the Waterside villages of Dibden Purlieu, Marchwood, Fawley and the delights and attractions of the New Forest including Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens, Lymington, Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst.

Red Funnel and Hythe Ferry offer through-fares from Hythe to East & West Cowes and vice versa for Islanders wishing to visit Hythe's famous Tuesday market and the beautiful New Forest. Bicycles are carried FREE from East Cowes to Southampton and can be taken on the Hythe Ferry for a small charge.

Hythe - Isle of Wight

Other Ferry Routes

Portsmouth ferry routes: Brittany Ferries operate from/to Caen, Cherbourg & St Malo in France and Bilbao & Santander in Spain; LD Lines operate from/to Le Havre in France and Condor Ferries operate a conventional service from/to Jersey & Guernsey.

Poole ferry routes: Brittany Ferrries operate between Poole & Cherbourg and Condor Ferries run high-speed services to/from St. Malo, Jersey & Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

Weymouth ferry routes: Condor Ferries operate to/from Weymouth, Jersey, Guernsey and St. Malo.

Arriving & Departing Southampton by Cruise Ship

Southampton is by far the UK's largest cruise port handling over 450 cruise calls per annum and is home to all P&O and Cunard's ship's. There are 4 main cruise terminals, the Mayflower and City Cruise Terminals in the Western Docks and the Ocean Cruise Terminal and QEII Terminal in the Eastern docks. All the terminals are slightly beyond walking distance with luggage from Red Funnel's terminals so it is recommended that you take a taxi (there is a convenient taxi rank on Town Quay, just outside Red Funnel's Red Jet Terminal). Click on the icons on the map below to find out more.

Where to find Southampton's Cruise Terminals

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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.

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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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Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

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