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Booking your travel

Vehicle Ferry Travel

When you book vehicle ferry travel with us, the prices will vary depending on the size and type of your vehicle, the date and time of your travel, and how busy the individual sailings are. Our vehicle ferry rates currently start from £29.50 each way - this rate is often available when booking a standard car for a day return, on non-peak days, and at quieter times (usually midweek, and early morning/late evening).

To help you find the best rates, look out for our lowest fare finder when you search availability - this will highlight the cheapest sailings/fares available for your chosen date and ticket type.

Isle of Wight cliffs & coastline


Book as far in advance as possible to take advantage of lower rates. You will usually pay more if you book at the last minute.


You can very often secure better rates by travelling outside of peak times and dates. If you can be flexible with your travel, and can avoid busy sailing times and dates, it is worth considering: 

  • Mondays and Fridays are usually our busiest days, and therefore will often be “peak” 
  • School holidays and Bank Holidays are also peak times
  • Early mornings and late evenings are usually less popular
  • Midweek and Sundays are typically less busy

Book Ferry & Accommodation Tickets Together

If you’re planning on visiting the Island for a holiday, you can save money by booking your accommodation and ferry travel together with Red Funnel. If you book accommodation and your ferry at the same time through our website, you will save 25% off the cost of the ferry.

Book Ferry & Attraction Tickets Together

If you’re heading over for a day trip, or planning to visit some attractions during your holiday, you can save money on both attraction tickets and ferry travel when booked together. There are 15% ferry travel discounts, plus savings of up to 25% on attraction tickets when you buy both together with Red Funnel.

Foot Passenger Travel

Our foot passenger rates include fixed price tickets available for both Red Jet and Vehicle Ferry passenger travel. Amongst those we have various ticket types available that can help save you money, depending on your group size, the length of your stay, and the time of day you are planning to travel.

Red Funnel Staff with foot passengers


Take advantage of our Super Off-Peak day return rate and travel on either the Red Jet or Vehicle Ferry as a passenger for just £12.90 per person - when a minimum of two people travel together after 10:55.

Families of up to four people (including at least one child) are eligible to purchase a Family Day Return, priced at £44.90 – less than £12 per person. This option is available from 09:00 daily. 

Those travelling in a group of 4 people or more can opt for a Group ticket and save money against standard individual fares, with both Peak and Off-Peak versions available.

The above tickets are available to buy online, but can also be purchased from our ticket offices and via the Red Funnel app.