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Red Funnel Tuesday to Thursday vehicle ferry timetable changes from 29 September

Thu, Sep 24 2020

Red Funnel has announced minor changes to its vehicle ferry timetable, beginning this Tuesday 29 September and set to last until 2 November. The update coincides with the change in seasonal demand at this time of the year.

Vehicle ferry crossing times on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will remain as is per the current timetable; with five fewer departures from both sides of the Solent and some changes to departure times on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Red Funnel will also be increasing its freight-only ferry sailings via Red Kestrel on these three days to create more space for private vehicles aboard its vehicle ferry fleet.

With the latest government guidance now advising people to work from home again where possible, Red Funnel expects to see some reduction in overall commuter numbers, supporting the decision to keep the Red Jet timetable as-is until further notice.  The existing timetable was determined in line with regular commuter and peak travel times, and on-board capacity continues to be reduced to support social distancing measures.

Red Funnel timetables can be found online, here:


For further information regarding Red Funnel, please contact:

Enya Lumley or Mel Piercy at McKenna Townsend

T: 01425 472330
E: [email protected]

Editor’s note

About Red Funnel

Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with roots tracing back to 1820. Based in the UK port of Southampton, Red Funnel carries 2.3m passengers and over 800,000 vehicles on its ferry route between the UK port of Southampton and East Cowes and 1.1m passengers between Southampton and West Cowes on its Red Jet Hi-Speed service.  In addition to ferry travel, Red Funnel is the only cross-Solent operator to offer ferry inclusive bonded holiday accommodation, attraction tickets, festival and event tickets and activity packages. Sub-brands include ‘Red Jet’ (the Hi-Speed passenger only ferry service serving West Cowes) and two food & beverage brands, ‘Steam Coffee Company’ and ‘ReFuel’.  The Company is a founder member of Visit Isle of Wight Ltd, the Island’s not for profit destination management organisation and Red Funnel sponsors or supports most of the Island’s premier events including the IW Festival, Cowes Week, Rhythm Tree, The Great Wonderfest, Wight Proms, Cowes Classics, and Walk the Wight as well as a range of community and niche interest events. Red Funnel’s Charities of the Year, 2020 are The Leaf Foundation (Monkey Haven) and Daily Chains IW.

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