Travel with Red Funnel

Travelling to the Isle of Wight via Southampton on the UK South Coast is easy with Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries.  If taking a vehicle or travelling on foot you can cruise across to East Cowes in just 55 minutes on the biggest car ferries ever to serve the Island. There are hourly departures throughout the day, free Wi:Fi, a bar, Steam Coffee Company and ReFuel café/restaurant serving hot and cold food.  Alternatively, foot passengers in a hurry can choose Red Funnel’s Red Jet Hi-Speed service will get you to West Cowes in less than 25 minutes with services operating throughout the day and every 30 minutes at peak times.

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Travel with Wightlink

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5 great reasons to book a Wightlink ferry

Convenient connections

Whether you’re travelling by car, train, coach or on foot, our mainland ferry ports are perfectly placed for easy UK-wide rail connections and the motorway network.

More routes

Only Wightlink offers you the choice of three routes – car ferries between Lymington & Yarmouth, Portsmouth & Fishbourne, and a foot passenger catamaran between Portsmouth Harbour & Ryde Pier Head.

More Ferries

Wightlink sails between the mainland and the Isle of Wight up to 150 times a day – that’s nearly 50,000 crossings a year, with ferries every half hour at peak times.

Island-wide coverage
Ferries to and from Yarmouth in the West, and Ryde & Fishbourne in the East – the Isle of Wight is covered.

Great on-board facilities
Our ferries have spacious lounges, refreshments and sundecks. And our Terminals offer drinks and snacks.

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Book by phone - 0333 999 7333 (calls are charged at a local rate)

No administration fee is charged for online bookings

A £4 administration fee is charged for telephone bookings

A £10 administration fee is charged for walk-in vehicle bookings made at the Wightlink Ticket Office

A £4 fee is charged for the collection of pre-booked vehicle tickets made at the Wightlink Ticket Office.

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