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isle of wight ferry travel

Day Returns from £29.50 each way

Inspiring Isle of Wight Adventures Since 1861

For 163 years, Red Funnel has been connecting passengers between the Isle of Wight and Southampton. And while a lot has changed – our paddle steamers have been replaced with state-of-the-art vessels, our onboard facilities are a whole lot better than they were in 1861 – you’ll be greeted with the same warm welcome, standout customer service, and an adventurous spirit when you arrive on board.

From Southampton See Our Upcoming Sailings

From Isle of Wight See Our Upcoming Sailings

Date & Time Date Time Service Route Departing Arriving
22/05/2024 19:00 22/05/2024 19:00
Southampton T1 East Cowes
Southampton T1 East Cowes
22/05/2024 19:40 22/05/2024 19:40 RedJet
Southampton T2 West Cowes
Southampton T2 West Cowes
22/05/2024 20:15 22/05/2024 20:15
Southampton T1 East Cowes
Southampton T1 East Cowes
22/05/2024 21:05 22/05/2024 21:05 RedJet
Southampton T2 West Cowes
Southampton T2 West Cowes
22/05/2024 22:00 22/05/2024 22:00
Southampton T1 East Cowes
Southampton T1 East Cowes

Journey times: Red Jet 28 minutes, Vehicle Ferry 60 minutes, Freight Ferry 70 minutes.
Freight-only sailings have restricted capacity and are available for freight vehicles only. These sailings are not available to book online.

Aerial Image of the ferries

Why Book?

  • We're the original Isle of Wight Ferry! Red Funnel has over 163 years of experience sailing the Southampton to Isle of Wight
  • Award-winning customer service 
  • Refundable Flexi Fares with free amendments 
  • Saver Fares from just £29.50 each way 
  • More than 35 crossings each day and easy online bookings 
  • Foot passengers can enjoy a crossing time from just 30 minutes 
  • Vehicle ferry crossing times from just 60 minutes

Welcome to the Isle of Wight

Fit more in on the Isle of Wight, with over 25 beaches, 50 attractions, and 100s of miles of trails to explore. Recently crowned a UNESCO Biosphere, the Island offers stunning landscapes and coastline, and loads of things to see and do, all within less than an hour’s drive.

Customer Reviews

1 2 3 4 5
Both ferries were on time.
Getting on and off was well organised and efficient.
We had arrived early for both journeys and we were allowed on the earlier ferry.
Wed, May 22 2024
1 2 3 4 5
great
Tue, May 21 2024
1 2 3 4 5
great
Tue, May 21 2024