Red Funnel Ferries

About This Attraction

Red Funnel is the ‘Original Isle of Wight ferry operator’ and currently carries 3.4m passengers and 0.86m vehicles per annum between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. The Company operates services 365 days a year with 30,000 combined sailings between Southampton (UK mainland) and East and West Cowes (Isle of Wight).

Red Funnel offers a Hi-Speed service (30 minute journey time between Southampton and West Cowes) and a vehicle service (1 hour minute journey time between Southampton and East Cowes). You can also book event tickets, attraction tickets, and accommodation through Red Funnel.

Red Funnel has recently upgraded facilities onboard their vehicle ferries which now include a pet-friendly lounge, Signature lounge, improved WiFi, sun deck, new Sainsbury’s ‘on the go’ outlet, and gift shop.

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They operate sailings 7 days a week, please visit Red Funnel’s website for timetables.

Please visit the Red Funnel website to see prices

Why should I visit?

    • It’s incredibly easy to book the car ferry using the online booking system or the Red Funnel App.
    • Prices are competitive, and you can bring up to 7 passengers with you in your vehicle for the same rate.
    • Hopping aboard the car ferry with your vehicle in tow means you can explore the Island until your heart’s content, without any travel hiccups.
    • The crossing is just 1 hours from Southampton, giving you enough time to kick back and relax before you arrive on the Island.
    • Red Funnel offer a variety of deals, discounts and special offers for travel too – not just for your ferry ride, but also on holidaysattractions and more.


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Gift shop
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Discount tickets and vouchers


Red Funnel Ferries 2024

Valid from 1st Jan 2024 until 31st Dec 2024

10% off vehicle travel

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Where to find us


Terminal 1
Dock Gate 7
Royal Pier
Town Quay
SO14 2AL

Find us online

By Car
If you’re planning to arrive by car the address for Southampton Terminal 1 is:
Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR

By train
Red Funnel’s Quayconnect shuttle bus operates between Red Funnel terminals and Southampton Central rail station via the city centre with stops at Asda (closest stop to Southampton’s National Express coach station) and the WestQuay shopping centre.

By Bus
There are bus stops immediately outside the main passenger entrance to both the Vehicle Ferry Terminal 1 and Red Jet Terminal 2 .

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