RedFunnel offer cross-Solent car ferry and hi-speed passenger ferry crossings between Southampton and Cowes.

Operating hourly crossings at peak times, you’re always able to book a crossing that meets your needs.  Do arrive at least 30 minutes before your departure times so staff to can board you safely.

All RedFunnel ferries and hi-speed cataramans are fully wheelchair accessible with lifts from the car decks.  However, in order to board smoothly, RedFunnel do ask that you contact them before arrival to advise you require the use of the lift – this is so that arrangements can be  made for you to park as closely to the lift as possible.

Discounts are given on the ticket cost to Blue Badge holders; do make the most of this as there’s plenty of other things you’ll find on the Island to  spend your savings on!

TERMINALS:  Both the Southampton and Cowes terminals are fully accessible with a coffee shop serving hot and cold food/drinks, accessible toilets, and comfortable seating areas to wait in if you are early for your sailing.

For more information and crossing times please visit


RedFunnel have a clear accessibility policy and this is employed at all times. Staff are friendly and courteous and will assist further if required.
So simple!
Fully accessible boarding and access once on passenger decks
Accessible toilets on board - you won't need a RADAR key
A kitchen serving hot food and drinks operates at all times - RedFunnel are able to cater to some dietary requirements - do ask if you have a specific need.
A few small things to note:
On occasion, due to bad weather or fog, there may be delays or cancellations. In poor weather do check with RedFunnel before travelling to the terminal.
The stairs from the car decks to the passenger decks are STEEP and very narrow. If you have balance or mobility issues it is recommended you use the lift.
For safety reasons, passengers are not permitted to remain in their vehicles during the crossing. DO ensure you take any necessary equipment with you before leaving your car as you will be unable to return to your car until the end of the crossing.
Ferry tickets can be very expensive, especially during peak and/or festival times. Avoid this by booking massively advance.

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