Southampton
East Cowes
Ferries to Isle of Wight
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Ferry from Southampton to Cowes

Depending on the season their are usually 19 daily and 132 weekly sailings between Southampton and Cowes. The Southampton Cowes ferry is operated by Red Funnel. Southampton Cowes Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Southampton to Cowes Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Southampton to Cowes typically departs Southampton at about 03:00. The average sailing time of a Southampton Cowes ferry is approximately 1h 0m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 0m.

Southampton Cowes Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Southampton Cowes ferries typically range between €59* and €206*. The average price is around €135*. The cheapest ferry prices from Southampton to Cowes start from €13*. The average price for a foot passenger is €59*. The average price for a car ferry is €144*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Southampton and Cowes?

The distance between Southampton to Cowes is approximately 12.4 miles (20.0km), or 10.8 nautical miles.

Is there a Southampton Cowes car ferry?

Yes, Red Funnel offer a car ferry from Southampton to Cowes. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Southampton and Cowes.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Southampton Cowes ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Southampton to Cowes with Red Funnel.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from England to Isle of Wight page.
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Southampton - Cowes Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Red Funnel
Average Price 172 €*
Average Daily Sailings 19
Average Weekly Sailings 132
Average Sailing Duration 1h 0m
First Ferry 03:00
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 10 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Southampton to Cowes?

The approximate duration for ferries from Southampton to Cowes is 1h. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Southampton to Cowes?

Southampton to Cowes is approximately 190 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Southampton to Cowes?

There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Southampton to Cowes and this is
  • Red Funnel

How can I book ferry tickets from Southampton to Cowes?

Book Southampton to Cowes tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Southampton to Cowes?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Southampton to Cowes with
  • Red Funnel

Can you take your car on the ferry from Southampton to Cowes?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Southampton to Cowes with the following operators
  • Red Funnel

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Southampton to Cowes?

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on this ferry service.

How far is Cowes from Southampton?

Southampton to Cowes is approximately 10 nautical miles distance apart.

Southampton to Cowes Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/07/2024 and 21/07/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Red Funnel 03:00 04:00 1 hour Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Red Funnel 05:00 06:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 06:00 07:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 07:00 08:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 08:00 09:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 09:00 10:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 10:00 11:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 11:00 12:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 12:00 13:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 13:00 14:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 14:00 15:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 15:00 16:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 16:00 17:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 17:00 18:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 18:00 19:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 19:00 20:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 20:00 21:00 1 hour Sat
Red Funnel 20:15 21:15 1 hour Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
Red Funnel 21:00 22:00 1 hour Sat
Red Funnel 22:00 23:00 1 hour Everyday
Red Funnel 23:59 00:59 1 hour Everyday
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