Ferry Services

Red Funnel Red Jet Hi Speed Service

Town Quay is the gateway to Cowes and the Isle of Wight

  • Route: Southampton <> West Cowes (Isle of Wight)
  • Operates: 364 days a year
  • Crossing time: 23 minutes
  • Speed: 35-40 knots
  • Departures: Every 30 minutes, hourly in the evening & lunchtimes Mon-Fri
  • Carryings: 1.5 million passengers per annum
  • Passengers & carry-on luggage only
  • Turn up and go - not possible to pre-book
  • Ticket types: frequent travellers, off-peak, groups, families, seniors, youths


Red Funnel web site

Hythe Ferry Service

  • White Horse Ferries operate a half hourly ferry service between Southampton's Town Quay and Hythe Pier.
  • Hythe ferry operates from the Red Jet Terminal

Hythe Ferry web site