Important information for travellers to and from the Isle of Wight
Operators to/from the Isle of Wight are running at a reduced capacity to help maintain social distancing. Please check the information below for your journey:
- Cowes, via Red Funnel: Reservations are not offered. The QuayConnect shuttle between Southampton Central station and Red Funnels’ terminals is suspended and you will need to use alternative transport. Bus routes U1A, U1C & U1E and taxis are available from outside the stations (platform 4 exit), or a walk to the terminal is around 25 minutes (1.1 miles). Please note that through rail and ferry tickets are not valid on other buses or taxis.
- Ryde, via Hovertravel: Reservations are recommended and can be made through Hovertravel’s reservation form. Please allow up to 48 hours (excluding weekends) for your request to be processed.
- Ryde or Yarmouth, via Wightlink: Reservations are recommended and can made by calling Wightlink on 0333 999 7333 (09:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:00 Saturday and Sunday).
You do not need to have a reservation on Hovertravel or Wightlink and may be asked to join a standby queue. At busy times, you may not be able to travel on your intended crossing and will need to wait for the next one available.
Isle of Wight
Book combined ferry and train tickets online or at any staffed station. Discounts are available for children and Railcard holders.