Over 150 years of experience
Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning over 150 years in its present form but with roots stretching back as far as the 1820's. 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.
Today, we operate 24/7, 364 days a year with a modern fleet of passenger and vehicle ferries. Our front line people are chosen carefully before being trained to deliver a level of service that strives to exceed our customer's expectations. Onboard there's a wide range of good food, real coffee, a well stocked bar and relaxing lounges with modern facilities such as TV's and FREE WiFi. If you love a sea breeze, the outer decks offer the best views of the Solent - there's even a Top Deck BBQ on busier days!
Easy to book
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
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.