Passenger Fares to the Isle of Wight

Fares valid from 02 January 2017. 

Tabs

Our passenger fares to East or West Cowes start from just £9.70 so why not take in the sea air and enjoy a great day out. There's no need to book, just turn-up, buy a ticket and travel, it's that simple! Our prices are fixed year-round and we have a range of concessions available with free travel for infants, pets and bicycles. We hope to see you soon.

Southampton to West Cowes
(Red Jet Hi-Speed service)
Senior (60+) Adult (16-59) Child (5-15)
Single Trip £10.75 £16.20 £8.10
Standard Day Return £16.20 £24.70 £12.40
Off-Peak Day Return * £11.00 £16.40 £8.20
Super Off-Peak Day Return **   £9.70 £4.90
Family Day Return †   £33.50  
Standard Group Day Return ‡   £18.60 £9.30
Off-Peak Group Day Return Ξ   £12.30 £6.20
Return home via East Cowes £13.50 £21.00 £10.50

 

Southampton to East Cowes
(Passenger vehicle ferry service)
Senior (60+) Adult (16-59) Child (5-15)
Single trip £6.00 £9.50 £4.80
Standard Day Return £11.00 £17.20 £8.60
Off-Peak Day Return *  £11.00 £16.40 £8.20
Super Off-Peak Day Return **   £9.70 £4.90
Family Day Return †   £33.50  
Standard Group Day Return ‡   £12.30 £6.20
Red Jet/Vehicle Ferry Combi Day Return £13.50 £21.00 £10.50

 

Hythe to East/West Cowes
(via Southampton)

Senior
(60+)
Adult
(20-59)
Youth
(16-19)
Child
(5-15)
Infant
(0-4)
Family
(2+2)
Cycle
Day Return £14.10 £18.40 £13.70 £11.00 Free £43.80 £3.00

 

The small print...  
 

 

Cycles

Southampton to East Cowes - free of charge.
Hythe to East Cowes - £3.00 return
Southampton to West Cowes - foldable cycles only, carriage is free of charge but they must be carried in a suitable protective bag.

Children

Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible fare paying adult.
Infants (0-4 yrs) do not require a ticket.

Pets

Dogs and other domestic pets are carried free of charge in accordance with our pet policy.

Refunds

All amendments are free, however a fare difference may apply if you increase the duration of your stay. Passenger tickets are non-refundable.

My Rewards

Save up to 4% when purchasing Red Funnel tickets or food & drinks from the Steam Coffee Co. or our ReFuel café restaurants. My Red Funnel Rewards is FREE to join so what are you waiting for, sign-up today and start saving.

 

 

*

Off-Peak Day Return
Valid from 18:15 hrs Mon-Fri. Valid at anytime Sat-Sun.
Excludes travel on 21 and 22 June 2018.

**

Super Off-Peak Day Return
Valid from 11:15 hrs, 7 days a week.
Excludes travel on 21 and 22 June 2018 and between 4 & 11 August 2018.
Two people must purchase a ticket and travel together in both directions. The quoted fare is per person.

Family Day Return
Valid from 09:00 hrs Mon-Fri. Valid at anytime Sat-Sun.
Excludes travel on 21 and 22 June 2018.
Party must contain 3 or 4 people (minimum 1 adult/senior and 1 child) and travel together in both directions.

Standard Group Day Return
Valid for travel at anytime, 7 days a week.
Excludes travel on 21 and 22 June 2018.
Applies to groups of 4+ Adults or 4+ children, travelling together in both directions.

Ξ

Off-Peak Group Day Return
Valid from 18:15 hrs Mon-Fri. Valid at anytime Sat-Sun.
Excludes travel on 21 and 22 June 2018.
Applies to groups of 4+ Adults or 4+ children, travelling together in both directions.

Southampton to West Cowes
(Red Jet Hi-Speed service)
Senior (60+) Adult (16-59) Child (5-15) Infant (0-4) Dogs Foldable
Cycles
Standard Period Return £18.80 £28.00 £14.00 Free Free Free
Off-Peak Period Return * £13.60 £20.40 £10.20 Free Free Free
Standard Group Period Return ‡   £21.00 £10.50 Free Free Free
Off-Peak Group Period Return Ξ   £15.10 £7.60 Free Free Free
Return home via East Cowes £15.60 £23.40 £11.70 Free Free Free

 

Southampton to East Cowes
(Passenger vehicle ferry service)
Senior (60+) Adult (16-59) Child (5-15) Infant (0-4) Dogs Cycles
Standard Period Return £11.90 £18.80 £9.40 Free Free Free
Off-Peak Group Period Return Ξ   £15.10 £7.60 Free Free Free
Return home via West Cowes £15.40 £23.40 £11.70 Free Free Free

 

The small print...  
 

 

Cycles

East Cowes to Southampton - free of charge.
East Cowes to Hythe - £3.00 return
West Cowes to Southampton - Foldable cycles only, carriage is free of charge but they must be carried in a suitable protective bag.

Youths

Youth fares are available for Isle of Wight residents aged 16-19 yrs who can prove their age with an IW Council Student Rider Card, Passport, UK Driving Licence or Validate UK card.

Children

Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible fare paying adult.
Infants (0-4 yrs) do not require a ticket.

Pets

Dogs and other domestic pets are carried free of charge in accordance with our pet policy.

Refunds

All amendments are free, however a fare difference may apply if you increase the length of your stay. Passenger tickets are non-refundable.

My Rewards

Save up to 4% when purchasing Red Funnel tickets or food & drinks from the Steam Coffee Co. or our ReFuel café restaurants. My Red Funnel Rewards is FREE to join so what are you waiting for, sign-up today and start saving.

 

 

*

Off-Peak Period Return - valid 90 days
Valid from 18:15 hrs, 7 days a week.
Excludes travel on 21 and 22 June 2018.
Two people must purchase a ticket and travel together in both directions. The quoted fare is per person.

Standard Group Period Return - valid 90 days
Valid for travel at anytime, 7 days a week.
Excludes travel on 21 and 22 June 2018.
Applies to groups of 4+ Adults or 4+ children, travelling together in both directions.

Ξ

Off-Peak Group Period Return - valid 90 days
Valid from 18:15 hrs Mon-Fri. Valid at anytime Sat-Sun.
Excludes travel on 21 and 22 June 2018.
Applies to groups of 4+ Adults or 4+ children, travelling together in both directions.

Season Tickets offer unlimited travel on any sailing and are available for fixed durations of 7 day, 30 day, 6 month and 12 months.

What's more, you'll benefit from a 15% discount on food and drinks from the Steam Coffee Company and our ReFuel café restaurants. Also, if you join My Red Funnel Rewards you can save up to 4% in loyalty points with any Season Ticket purchase.

Southampton < > West Cowes
(also valid via East Cowes)
7 Day 30 Day 6 Month 12 Month   My Red Funnel Rewards saving Food & Drinks saving
Adults £109.20 £342.50 £1,496.00 £2,607.00   4% 15%
Students £95.30 £271.50 £1,171.00 £1,769.00   4% 15%

 

Southampton < > East Cowes
7 Day 30 Day 6 Month 12 Month   My Red Funnel Rewards saving Food & Drinks saving
Adults £82.00 £218.50 £1,039.00 £1,818.00   4% 15%

 

How to purchase a Season Ticket

  • 7 & 30 day Season Tickets: First time purchases can be made online. You will be supplied with an ID Card bearing your photograph. To renew a 7 or 30 day ticket, please present your Red Funnel ID Card with payment at any ticket office during opening hours.
  • 6 & 12 month Season Tickets should be purchased and renewed online.
  • Corporate account Season Tickets: Please call 02380 248595 (Office hours Mon-Fri)


Buy/renew online in 5 easy steps...
Applicants require a full face passport size digital image (jpg). Students also require a scanned copy (pdf or jpg) of their university/college course registration letter proving their full-time education status.

  • Step 1a. Existing customers - login to your My Red Funnel account where it says 'Login' on the red bar at the top of this page. Once logged in, click on your name and you will see a link to 'Manage my account'.
  • Step 1b. New customers - click here to join My Red Funnel. Once registered, click on your name on the red bar at the top of the page and click on 'Manage my account'.
  • Step 2. If you haven't already uploaded your photograph, go to the My Details section and add your passport style image (this will be printed on your ticket).
  • Step 3. To earn loyalty points on your Season Ticket purchase, please sign-up for My Red Funnel Rewards before you purchase.
  • Step 4. Open the 'Buy a Season / saver tickets' section. Select 'Buy Season Tickets' or 'Buy Student Tickets' and select the ticket duration you want. Students can upload their course registration letter at this point. Add your order to the basket.
  • Step 5. Finally, just check-out and pay. Please allow 5 days to process your Season ticket order.

T&Cs

General

1. Travel is subject to availability.

2. Season Tickets, Saver Tickets and ID Cards will not be valid if they have been defaced, are illegible, torn or tampered with.

3. Season Tickets and Saver Tickets may not be used in conjunction with any other discount card, or with discounted rates or other special offers and promotions issued by Red Funnel Ferries from time to time.

4. Customers who have mislaid or forgotten to bring an ID Card, Season Ticket or Saver Ticket at the point of travel will be required to pay the normal fare and no refund will be issued against a single or return ticket.

5. No refund will be made in the event of the cancellation or suspension of the Passenger Vehicle Ferry or the Red Jet Hi-Speed service. If the Passenger Vehicle Ferry service is disrupted Season Ticket holders may travel on the Red Jet Hi-Speed service for no extra charge, at Red Funnel’s discretion.

6. Saver Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. For Season Ticket refund information please see point 10 specific to season tickets.

7. Red Funnel Ferries reserves the right to refuse to issue or renew an Identity Card, Season Ticket or book of Saver Tickets.

8. Lost or stolen tickets must be reported immediately to Red Funnel on 02380 248595. A free of £25 will be charged to replace each lost or stolen Season Ticket.

9. All Season Ticket and Saver Ticket journeys are subject to Red Funnel’s standard terms and conditions of carriage.

10. My Red Funnel Rewards points issued to a customer's My Red Funnel account that have been spent will be taken into account when calculating any refund due.

11. Customers who are signed up to My Red Funnel Rewards at the time they purchase / renew a season ticket or saver ticket will earn My Red Funnel Rewards points against the purchase in line with the terms and conditions of the My Red Funnel Rewards scheme. Corporate season / saver tickets are not eligible to earn Rewards points.

12. My Red Funnel Rewards points cannot be used to pay / part-pay for season tickets or saver tickets.

13. E-tickets cannot be used to travel in lieu of a Season Ticket or Saver Ticket.

Specific to Season Tickets

1. Season Tickets are only to be used by the named cardholder, for the period in which it is valid.

2. A valid Season Ticket must be shown to staff when boarding and on request. 7 and 30 day ticket holders must also show a valid Red Funnel ID Card when boarding and when renewing their tickets at a Ticket Office.

3. Season Tickets for the Passenger Vehicle Ferry service (Southampton/East Cowes route) are only valid for use on this route. Red Jet Season Tickets (Southampton/West Cowes) may be used on both routes.

4. Students wishing to purchase a Student Season Ticket need to present a valid course registration document demonstrating full-time Student status in order to purchase any Season Ticket at the special student concession.

5. All Season Ticket holders will receive a 15% discount on purchases from the Steam Coffee Company and ReFuel, our onboard café restaurant when presenting a valid Season Ticket at the till.

6. 7 Day Season Tickets are not available for travel during Cowes Week each year.

7. Season Tickets are not available to those under 16 years of age.

8. Lost or stolen tickets must be reported immediately to Red Funnel on 02380 248595. A fee of £25 will charged to replace each lost or stolen Season Ticket.

9. Refunds: 7 day and 30 day Season Tickets are non-refundable. A refund will be given on receipt of a valid 6 or 12 month Season Ticket based on the following formula: number of 30-day periods used x current rate + the balance of period in days x current day return rate + an administration charge. The total sum is then deducted from the full purchase price and the balance is refunded. Refunds will be credited to the credit/debit card used unless alternative arrangements are agreed.

10. Season Tickets remain the property of Red Funnel Ferries who may renew, cancel or withdraw ID Cards and Season Tickets at any time.

Specific to Corporate Season Tickets

1. On receipt of an official order, and such further information as required, Red Funnel Ferries may issue to a company (The Employer) a Season Ticket for use by an employee nominated by the Employer.

2. The Employer shall be bound and liable for the use of the Season Ticket by an employee.

3. Red Funnel Ferries may cancel the employee’s Season Ticket at any time upon receipt of a written request from the Employer.

4. If an employee should, for any reason whatsoever cease to work for the Employer, the Season Ticket must be returned to the Registered Office of Red Funnel Ferries. The Employer will be responsible for any travel costs incurred.

Saver Tickets are aimed at occasional travellers, students and corporate customers who want a flexible solution to crossing the Solent as foot passengers.

Southampton < > West Cowes
(also valid via East Cowes)
Adult Price per crossing   Child
(5-15 yrs)
Price per
crossing
  Student Price per
crossing
 

My Red Funnel
Rewards s
aving

20 Single Tickets £246.50 £12.33   £123.00 £6.15         4%
40 Single Tickets £447.40 £11.19                4%
100 Single Tickets £951.20 £9.51               4%
20 Day Returns £447.40 £11.19               4%
20 Academic Day Returns
valid until 31st July 2018
            £253.70 £6.34   4%
20 Academic Day Returns
valid from 1st Sept 2018
            £263.00 £6.58   4%

 

Southampton < > East Cowes
Adult Price per
crossing
  Senior
(60+ yrs)
Price per
crossing
  Child Price per
crossing
  My Red Funnel
Rewards saving
20 Single Tickets £141.45 £7.07   £110.70 £5.54   £72.25 £3.61   4%
40 Single Tickets £205.00 £5.13   £185.50 £4.64   £118.90 £2.97   4%
100 Single Tickets £461.75 £4.62   £411.00 £4.11   £256.25 £2.56   4%

 

How to purchase...

All Saver Tickets can be purchased online whilst Adult and Child Saver Tickets can be purchased from our Ticket Offices.

Student Saver Tickets are available for students living on the mainland who attend a College on the Isle of Wight. They are sold in batches of 20 and can be used when accompanied by a Red Funnel Student ID card bearing the holders photograph. They are only valid for an academic year and expire on 31 July each year, regardless of the date of issue. Student ID cards are issued on application for each academic year (01 Sept to 31 July) and are issued subject to the presentation of a full-time course acceptance letter and a passport size photograph.

Buy online in 4 easy steps...

  • Step 1a. Existing customers - login to your My Red Funnel account where it says 'Login' on the red bar at the top of this page. Once logged in, click on your name and you will see a link to 'Manage my account'.
  • Step 1b. New customers - click here to join My Red Funnel. Once registered, click on your name on the red bar at the top of the page and click on 'Manage my account'.
  • Step 2. To earn loyalty points on your Saver Ticket purchase, please sign-up for My Red Funnel Rewards before you purchase.
  • Step 3. Open the 'Buy a Season / saver tickets' section. Select 'Buy Saver Tickets' or 'Buy Student Tickets' and select the ticket type you want. Students can upload their course registration letter at this point. Add your order to the basket.
  • Step 4. Finally, just check-out and pay. Please allow 5 days to process your Season ticket order.

T&Cs

General

1. Travel is subject to availability.

2. Season Tickets, Saver Tickets and Red Funnel ID Cards will not be valid if they have been defaced, are illegible, torn or tampered with.

3. Season Tickets and Saver Tickets may not be used in conjunction with any other discount card, or with discounted rates or other special offers and promotions issued by Red Funnel Ferries from time to time.

4. Customers who have mislaid or forgotten to bring a Red Funnel ID Card, Season Ticket or Saver Ticket at the point of travel will be required to pay the normal fare and no refund will be issued against a single or return ticket.

5. No refund will be made in the event of the cancellation or suspension of the Passenger Vehicle Ferry or the Red Jet Hi-Speed service. If the Passenger Vehicle Ferry service is disrupted Season Ticket holders may travel on the Red Jet Hi-Speed service for no extra charge, at Red Funnel’s discretion.

6. Saver Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. For Season Ticket refund information please see point 10 specific to season tickets.

7. Red Funnel Ferries reserves the right to refuse to issue or renew an Identity Card, Season Ticket or book of Saver Tickets.

8. Lost or stolen tickets must be reported immediately to Red Funnel on 02380 248595. A free of £25 will be charged to replace each lost or stolen Season Ticket.

9. All Season Ticket and Saver Ticket journeys are subject to Red Funnel’s standard terms and conditions of carriage.

10. My Red Funnel Rewards points issued to a customer's My Red Funnel account (or, in the case of season tickets purchased prior to 7 August 2015, monies on the pre-charged Travel Card) that have been spent will be taken into account when calculating any refund due.

11. Customers who are signed up to My Red Funnel Rewards at the time they purchase / renew a season ticket or saver ticket will earn My Red Funnel Rewards points against the purchase in line with the terms and conditions of the My Red Funnel Rewards scheme. Corporate season / saver tickets are not eligible to earn Rewards points.

12. My Red Funnel Rewards points cannot be used to pay / part-pay for season tickets or saver tickets.

13. E-tickets cannot be used to travel in lieu of a Season Ticket or Saver Ticket.

Specific to Saver Tickets

1. A valid and complete Saver Ticket must be shown to staff when boarding.

2. When travelling with a Day Return Saver Ticket, before the outward journey, the date of the travel must be completed in the space provided. Students Saver Ticket holders must also show their Red Funnel ID Card valid for the current academic year. Staff will validate on the outward journey and hand back the ticket for use on the return journey.

3. Student Saver Tickets are only available to those in full-time education. They are valid for day return travel and there are no route or sailing time restrictions. A passport size photograph and a copy of a course registration letter is required on application (Red Funnel reserves the right to check the enrolment status of applicants at any time). Red Funnel ID Cards and tickets are valid for use 1 Sept to 31 July (academic year). A maximum of 9 Student Saver Tickets can be purchased per student per academic year.

Specific to Corporate Saver Tickets

1. Saver Tickets are intended for internal use and must not be resold without permission from Red Funnel.

2. Saver Tickets are non-refundable unless agreed with Red Funnel prior to purchase.

All information is correct at the time of publishing. † Calls may be recorded for monitoring and training purposes. Call centre opening hours are subject to change without prior notice.

 

Rail/Ferry Tickets
Through rail tickets (including the ferry fare) to West Cowes or East Cowes are available from all UK station ticket offices, some TVMs in the south of England and ticket websites such as Trainline.

 

  Coach/Ferry Tickets
Through coach tickets including the ferry fare to West Cowes or East Cowes are available via the National Express website or from any ticket office or NE agent.

 

 

Solent Go Travelcard
Valid on mainland buses and Red Funnel's cross-Solent services. It's simple, just hand your pre-charged Solent Go travelcard to staff for scanning when travelling.

 

  Hythe Ferry/Red Funnel Tickets
Hythe Ferry sell great value through day return passenger tickets from Hythe to East or West Cowes (change for connecting Red Funnel services in Southampton).

 

  Isle of Wight Bus Tickets
Southern Vectis Bus Rover tickets giving unlimited travel on the Isle of Wight are available when you purchase ferry passenger tickets to West Cowes or East Cowes.

Escorted Child Scheme
If you wish to travel to East or West Cowes to drop-off or collect your children we offer an Adult Day Return or Off-Peak Day Return with up to two FREE single child tickets. Please note you must return on the next available sailing.