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Red Funnel Ferries

Red Funnel carries passengers, vehicles and freight between Southampton and East Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Red Funnel dates back to 1820, when the Isle of Wight Royal Mail Steam Packet Company was established to operate the first steamer service from Cowes to Southampton.

Facilities include hot and cold food, fresh coffee and cakes, a bar, and free WiFi on board.

Key Facts

  • Berth in cabin included
  • Fuel surcharges apply
  • Hazardous cargo accepted
  • Livestock accepted
  • Meals included
  • No show / late cancellation charges
  • Unaccompanied freight accepted
  • Check in time prior to departure: 1 hour
  • Max. no of drivers: 3 people
  • Drivers included in price: 2 drivers

Please note, may not apply to all sailings. See details when booking.

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