Isle of Wight Ferry Service Status

Below is the latest travel news and updates, along with the live status of the next 15 Vehicle Ferry and Red Jet departures from Southampton and the Isle of Wight.

Our service status is updated regularly through the course of the day, as and when we become aware of any changes. In the event of any cancellations or disruption you can find out more by clicking on the information icon that will appear alongside the affected sailing.

PLEASE NOTE: The 23:59 sailing from Southampton is not currently showing on our Service Status. This sailing is still running as normal, and we are working to fix the issue with our website. Apologies for any inconvenience.



Due to the availability of key operational staff we've had to cancel a number of Red Jet sailings on Tuesday 24 May:

From Southampton: 17:55, 19:40, 20:50, 22:00, 23:10

From West Cowes: 18:30, 20:15, 21:25, 22:35, 23:45

  • Please note: the final Red Jet sailing of the day from Southampton will depart at 18:30
  • The final Red Jet sailing of the day from West Cowes will depart at 19:05
  • Our Vehicle Ferry is available as an alternative for travel after these times - Cowes Water Taxi will be in operation between West Cowes and East Cowes terminals for any passengers requiring transport
We are required by law to have a certain number of critical roles to ensure the safety of our passengers. Our teams are working hard to resolve the issue. We apologise for any disruption to your journey.


Do you need to use the lift on your crossing? Please call 023 8001 9192 to make your booking.

Contact Centre Hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-19:00, Weekends & Bank Holidays 08:00-18:00


Journey times: Red Jet 30 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.

Please note: you can now buy Red Jet Tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased from the ticket office or machines at either terminals.