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Southampton - Cowes is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Southampton to Cowes Ferry

The Southampton Cowes ferry route connects the mainland with the Isle of Wight and is currently only operated by 1 ferry company. The Red Funnel service runs up to 20 times per day, all year round. These fast ferries sail between Southampton and Cowes in just 1 hour.

Please note that departure times and frequency may vary from season to season, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Southampton Port Guide

The Southampton Ferry Terminal is located in Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR.

The English city of Southampton is only 70 miles south-west of London.
The ferry terminal is open 24/7 and is accessible to foot passengers as well as vehicles. It has many facilities (a coffee shop with hot & cold food, a comfortable waiting area, toilets, free Wi-Fi and is supported by a vast range of transport links. There are multiple parkings available, easy access to buses and taxis.

Cowes Port Guide

The East Cowes (Isle of Wight) Ferry Terminal is located in Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6RF.

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 Wi-Fi, 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.

Red funnel ferries terminal is accessible to all and offers facilities adapted to wheelchairs. Assistance can be available upon request.