Southampton - East Cowes ferry
|Red Funnel Ferry|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Leaving East Cowes|
|Distance:||19.1 km (11.9 miles)|
|A33 • A3021|
|Crossings related to the A33|
|Long Bridge (Sherfield Loddon) • Ringway East Bridge • Spitfire Bridge • Whitley Bypass Bridge|
|Crossings related to the A3021|
|Cowes Chain Ferry|
What's brown and steaming and comes out of Cowes? The Isle of Wight ferry! Of course, this old joke is a bit wrong, given that the Red Funnel ferry is white with a red funnel.
Leaving from just off the A33 at Dock Gate 7, the ferry heads down Southampton Water, across the Solent and, at the mouth of the Medina, docks at East Cowes, where the Cowes Chain Ferry can take you to Cowes, or the A3021 can take you to Newport , Ryde and the rest of the island.
The car ferry journey time of 50 minutes is because of the time spent travelling along Southampton Water to get to/from Southampton itself.
There is also a passenger only fast ferry that travels from Southampton to (West) Cowes which completes the journey in 23-25 minutes using the Red Jet ferries.
Red Funnel have ordered a new vessel Red Kestrel, which is for freight purposes that is expected to be delivered in 2019.
|Dock Gates 8 - 20, The WEST, London, Winchester (M271)|
|Dock Gate 4, Fareham, Portsmouth (A3204), (M27)||A33 number not signed|
East Cowes Side
|Ryde, Newport (A3054)|
|West Cowes (via floating bridge)||A3021 number unsigned|
|Red Osprey||9064059||Red Funnel||1994-date|
|Red Falcon||9064047||Red Funnel||1994-date|
|Red Eagle||9117337||Red Funnel||1996-date|
|Red Jet VII||9838321||Red Funnel||2018-date|
|Red Jet VI||9788083||Red Funnel||2016-date|
|Red Jet V||8954415||Red Funnel||2009-2016|
|Red Jet IV||9295854||Red Funnel||2003-date|
|Red Jet III||9182758||Red Funnel||1998-date|
|Red Jet II||9001681||Red Funnel||1991-2009|
|Red Jet I||9001679||Red Funnel||1991-2009|
|Shearwater VI||Red Funnel||1982-1991
|Shearwater V||Red Funnel||1982-1991
|Shearwater IV||Red Funnel||1973-?|
|Shearwater III||Red Funnel||1973-?|
|Shearwater I||Red Funnel||1969-1973|
|Southampton - East Cowes ferry|