Red Funnel
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Red Funnel

Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company, having operated ferry services for foot passengers, cars, and other vehicles for over 150 years. They operate over 35 crossings every day and pride themselves on delivering a great customer experience.

The Red Jet fast ferries can get you to the Isle of Wight in as little as 23 minutes and is the ideal service for either business or leisure. This passenger ferry service crosses between Southampton and West Cowes every 30 minutes during peak times, Monday to Saturday, and every 60 minutes at other times.

Red Funnel’s vehicle ferry service departs Southampton for East Cowes every 60 minutes from March to October and every 90 minutes during the rest of the year. From East Cowes, it’s easy to get to any destination on the island, whether by road or public transport.

All Red Funnel’s ferries are fully air-conditioned and provide a very comfortable travel experience, with comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and onboard refreshments available on all sailings.

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