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Over 153 years of experience

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Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning over 153 years in its present form but with roots stretching back as far as 1820. Much has changed since Red Funnel's paddle steamers ran excursions from Southampton as far as Brighton, Cherbourg and Torquay but we are still just as passionate about delivering great customer service and providing value for money.

Exceptional service

Red Funnel customer service

Today, we operate 24/7, 365 days a year with a modern fleet of passenger and vehicle ferries. Our staff are trained to deliver a level of service that strives to exceed your expectations. Onboard you will find a great range of locally sourced food, real coffee, a well stocked bar and relaxing lounges with modern facilities such as air conditioning, TV's and FREE WiFi. If you love a sea breeze, the outer decks offer fine views of the Solent - there's even a Top Deck BBQ on Red Eagle on busier days!

Easy to book

Book online with Red Funnel

You can book your vehicle and yourself on the ferry quickly and easily using this website or by calling us on 0844 844 9988 - you can book online up to 2 hours before a sailing departs. Our cheapest fares are always found online and are shown alongside every sailing. There are no hidden extras - the price you see is the price you pay and you'll be sent your ticket by email - how easy is that?

Easy to find

How to find Red Funnel

Southampton is our home port and gateway to the Isle of Wight. The city has excellent road, rail and air connections and is easily accessible from all parts of the UK using private or public transport. If travelling to the Island by car just enter SO14 2AQ into your SatNav. There is ample parking in close proximity to our terminals for those wishing to travel by foot.

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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-07eafa9d60d2b8653)

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

Service is operating normally


Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

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