Red Funnel

Red Funnel provide ferry services to the Isle of Wight.

A high-speed catamaran service runs between Southampton and Cowes for foot passengers and between Southampton and East Cowes for vehicles.

Below are some of the articles featuring Red Funnel.

Red Funnel respond to criticism that social distancing was ‘impossible’ on ‘packed ferry’

Red Funnel Red Osprey

A commuter tweeted that it was impossible to social distance on the car ferry yesterday morning. Red Funnel respond

Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 8:39am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ferry company deters holidaymakers from visiting the Island this bank holiday

lockdown road sign

Red Funnel is continuing to deter non-essential travel and is keeping processes in place to decline bookings for recreational vehicles, unless for essential reasons only

Monday, 4th May, 2020 10:58am

By Enya Lumley with 3 readers' comments

£1.5m per month support for Isle of Wight ferry companies until summer (updated)

fifty pound note

Just been announced that the Department for Transport has agreed to fund Isle of Wight ferry companies during April, May and June. Details within

Friday, 24th April, 2020 12:23pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel ‘temporarily ceases’ RedJet crossings – Isle of Wight crossings now at minimum service

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

The changes have just been announced and see only a minimum service to and from the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 2:25pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight ferries to sound foghorns during Clap for our Carers

ferry foghorn

As well as Islanders going out to their doorsteps or balconies, Isle of Wight ferries will be joining in at 8pm tonight

Thursday, 9th April, 2020 3:22pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Essential Travel only this Easter weekend with Red Funnel

ferry wash

The ferry operator confirms it has no coaches booked to travel over the weekend, as well as no recreational vehicles, unless for essential reasons only

Thursday, 9th April, 2020 1:27pm

By Enya Lumley with 2 readers' comments

Hovertravel to continue vital cross-Solent services

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

The Head of Hovertravel says that all ferry companies are demonstrating they're united in their mission to ensure the Isle of Wight remains connected

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

FastCat service to be suspended. RedJet to be cut to the bone

two wightlink cats tied up by davidcjones

Both Wightlink and Red Funnel have just announced major cuts to their cross-Solent foot passenger services. Details within

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel step in to honour pre-booked Yarmouth foot passenger tickets

Redjet 7

Red Funnel say they are doing all they can to maintain continuity for all customers across the communities they serve

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:27pm

By Enya Lumley

Government temporarily suspend competition law to allow ferry companies to coordinate routes and flow of goods

House of Parliament and Westminster Bridge

The Business Secretary is to waive competition law to allow Isle of Wight ferry operators to coordinate to keep routes open and essential goods flowing

Friday, 27th March, 2020 10:50am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel detail changes to services, citing reduced demand and Gov guidance, but increasing freight

Red Jet 6 off Cowes

Red Jet changing to hourly. Car ferry not switching to Summer timetable. Extra freight crossings. All details within

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 11:31am

By Enya Lumley

Red Funnel cleared for ‘Stay in car’ ferry journeys – on a few crossings (updated)

cars on ferry deck

The campaign to allow people to stay in their cars on Isle of Wight ferry journeys is bearing fruit, with some of the journeys being granted an “all or nothing” solution

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments