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Welcome Aboard

Craving a change of scene? In less than an hour, you can be lounging on the Isle of Wight’s beaches, exploring its miles of coastline, or checking into a charming B&B for a much-anticipated escape. But in the meantime, welcome aboard! Choose from 35 conveniently-scheduled daily crossings, with easy online booking (and great rates that make it even easier to book). Grab a snack, catch up on work, or simply enjoy the fresh air from our sun deck. Your holiday starts with Red Funnel. 

From Southampton See Our Upcoming Sailings

From Isle of Wight See Our Upcoming Sailings

Date & Time Date Time Service Route Departing Arriving
09/12/2023 19:40 09/12/2023 19:40 RedJet
Southampton T2 West Cowes
Southampton T2 West Cowes
09/12/2023 20:50 09/12/2023 20:50 RedJet
Southampton T2 West Cowes
Southampton T2 West Cowes
09/12/2023 21:00 09/12/2023 21:00
Southampton T1 East Cowes
Southampton T1 East Cowes
09/12/2023 22:00 09/12/2023 22:00 RedJet
Southampton T2 West Cowes
Southampton T2 West Cowes
09/12/2023 23:10 09/12/2023 23:10 RedJet
Southampton T2 West Cowes
Southampton T2 West 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.

Red Jet

Our Fleet

Red Funnel has three vehicle ferries, which carry cars plus a variety of other vehicles, as well as three Red Jet Hi-Speed catamarans for foot passengers, and a dedicated freight ferry. All our vessels are designed to transport you in comfort and style. 

Our Ferry Routes

Our Red Jet Hi-Speed foot passenger ferries travel between Southampton Terminal 2 in Southampton and West Cowes on the Isle of Wight in less than 30 minutes.

The Vehicle Ferries connect Southampton Terminal 1 and East Cowes in just under 60 minutes.

Ferry Terminals

View facilities, access, and information about our four port locations: Terminals 1 and 2 in Southampton and our East Cowes and West Cowes terminals on the Isle of Wight. 

Family on the ferry

On Board Experience

Free Wi-Fi, hot and cold food, snacks and refreshments, a fully licensed bar, wheelchair-friendly access, and comfortable seating – our ferries are well-equipped with everything you need to enjoy your crossing. Explore the facilities on board our Vehicle Ferry and Hi-Speed vessels.

View Timetables

View and download timetables for both our Vehicle Ferry and Red Jet Services

Check Availability & Book Online

Search Vehicle Ferry availability and check prices for your chosen dates and times. For the best rates always book as far in advance as possible.

Fares & Tickets

Look up ticket information and foot passenger rates and offers for Vehicle Ferry & Red Jet services

Customer Reviews

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Because I do have good service and had some very good customer service experience.
I only feel they need look after island regular travels better especially when issues on…
Sat, Dec 9 2023
1 2 3 4 5
Couldn't fault the service and good to see Dancing Jim when exiting at Southampton!
Fri, Dec 8 2023
1 2 3 4 5
Clean and comfortable ferry. Efficient boarding and leaving the ferry. Helpful staff both at th3 booking office and on board.
Fri, Dec 8 2023