The Red Funnel is over 150 years old and is the original Isle of Wight ferry service, although now instead of paddle steamers they have the largest car ferry boats and a high-speed Jet ferry passenger service as part of its fleet. All services leave from Southampton’s docks but the high-speed passenger ferries go to West Cowes and the car ferry service to East Cowes.
The Red Jet Hi-Speed passenger service means you can cross the Solent in 25 minutes (in contrast to the 1hr car ferry) at 40 knots (for you boating folk!) leaving Southampton every 30-60 minutes. This is perfect for a fleeting mini-break visit or routine business trips. Check out their frequent users travel cards options here.
Aboard the Red Funnel’s vehicle ferries ‘Osprey’ and ‘Eagle’ you will find the well-stocked Bar1861 named after the year the Red Funnel was founded. Apparently, the Red Funnel breakfasts are something to write home about - perfect for soaking up the aftermath of too good a time.
- Choose your vouchercloud discount for your trip and in the pop-up window copy your code and then click on the ‘go to website’ button. Offers without codes are automatic and your discounts will still be applied.
- Select to ‘Buy Online’ on the homepage menu and then find the particular service you are looking for and press on the button associated with that service to make your booking.
- Now on a booking page, fill out your particular requirements and finally at the bottom of the page enter the 'Promotional / Offer code' in the box.
- Then press continue to the next step of the booking process.
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How do I get to Red Funnel?
All the boats leave Southampton dock for the Isle of Wight but check the website here for detailed information about how to get to the Red Funnel in Southampton via various modes of transport.
How will I receive my Red Funnel ferry ticket?
You will receive an eTicket to your email address supplied when booking online or via the phone.
Do the Red Funnel have disabled facilities?
Yes - all the Red Funnel ferries have disabled access and cater for disabled customers.
Where can I park if using the Red Jet Hi-speed ferry?
In Southampton there is a car park nearby called the Triangle and in West Cowes there is a Park & Ride. See the website for more FAQs about this service.
Address: 12 Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2JY
Customer service - 023 8001 9192
Bookings - 0844 844 9988 (within UK) or 02380 019192 (outside UK)
Mon-Fri 07:00-19:00 | Sat-Sun 08:00-18:00 | Bank Holidays 08:00-18:00