Cowes ferry port in Isle of Wight connects you with Southampton in England with a choice of up to 18 ferry crossings per day. The duration of the Cowes to Southampton crossing is from 1 hour and the crossing is operated by Red Funnel.
The East Cowes ferry terminal is accessible to foot passengers, wheel chairs and disabled passengers, as well as vehicles. Many facilities are available: a coffee shop with outside seating area, a comfortable waiting room with toilets, free WiFi, a ticket & booking office for rail & National Express coach services.
From East Cowes, it is really easy to get anywhere on the Isle of Wight, by road or public transport. Osborne House and the Isle of Wight Festival (held each June) are within just a few minutes’ drive.
East Cowes (Isle of Wight) Ferry Terminal is located at Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6RF
Cowes features 2 ferry terminals separated by the river Medina. East Cowes terminal (vehicle ferry services from Southampton) is at Trinity Road, PO32 6RF while West Cowes terminal (Red Jet Hi-Speed foot passenger services from Southampton) is in Fountain Yard, PO31 7AR. A floating bridge (passengers & non-freight vehicles) connects East and West Cowes, avoiding an approximate 30-40 minute journey by road.
There is a taxi rank in Fountain Yard (tel. 0800 043 6343) just outside the entrance to Red Funnel's West Cowes terminal. Allow 15-20 minutes for a journey between West Cowes and Newport.
At East Cowes, taxis drop-off and pick-up just outside the terminal entrance.
Red Funnel's Hi-Speed Red Jet terminal (passenger only):
Fountain Yard, West Cowes. Postcode PO31 7AR.
Red Funnel's Vehicle Ferry terminal (includes foot passengers):
Trinity Road, East Cowes. Closest postcode PO32 6RA
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