Southampton
East Cowes
Ferries to Isle of Wight
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Southampton to Cowes Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 19 daily and 129 weekly sailings between Southampton and Cowes. The Southampton to Cowes ferry is operated by Red Funnel. Southampton Cowes Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Southampton Cowes Ferry Times

The earliest Southampton Cowes ferry typically departs Southampton at about 03:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Southampton to Cowes is approximately 1h 0m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 0m.

Southampton to Cowes Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Southampton to Cowes typically range between $101* and $485*. On average the Southampton Cowes ferry is $313*. The cheapest Southampton Cowes ferry prices start from $26*. The average price for a foot passenger is $109*. The average price for a Southampton Cowes car ferry is $342*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Cowes from Southampton?

The distance between Southampton and Cowes is approximately 12.4 miles (20.0km), or 10.8 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Southampton to Cowes?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Southampton to Cowes provided by Red Funnel. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Southampton and Cowes.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Southampton Cowes ferry?

Yes, Southampton Cowes ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Southampton to Cowes with Red Funnel.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from England to Isle of Wight page.
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Southampton - Cowes Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Red Funnel
Average Price A$309*
Average Daily Sailings 19
Average Weekly Sailings 129
Average Sailing Duration 1h 0m
First Ferry 03:00
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 10 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Southampton to Cowes?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Southampton to Cowes is approximately 1h. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Southampton to Cowes?

The average price of a ferry from Southampton to Cowes is approximately 190 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Southampton to Cowes?

There is 1 ferry operator for Southampton to Cowes and this is
  • Red Funnel

How can I book ferry tickets from Southampton to Cowes?

Ferries from Southampton to Cowes are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Southampton to Cowes?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Southampton to Cowes with
  • Red Funnel

Can you take your car on the ferry from Southampton to Cowes?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Southampton to Cowes with
  • Red Funnel

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Southampton to Cowes?

No, pets currently are not allowed onboard this ferry service.

How far is Cowes from Southampton?

The distance between Southampton to Cowes is approximately 10 nautical miles.

Southampton to Cowes Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 27/5/2024 and 2/6/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Red Funnel 03:00 04:00 1 hour Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Red Funnel 05:00 06:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 06:00 07:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 07:00 08:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 08:00 09:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 09:00 10:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 10:00 11:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 11:00 12:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 12:00 13:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 13:00 14:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 14:00 15:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 15:00 16:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 16:00 17:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 17:00 18:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 18:00 19:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 19:00 20:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 20:00 21:00 1 hour Sat
Red Funnel 20:15 21:15 1 hour Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
Red Funnel 21:00 22:00 1 hour Sat
Red Funnel 22:00 23:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 23:59 00:59 1 hour Everyday
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