New Red Funnel timetables announced


Red Funnel has published new timetables for its cross-Solent routes which are effective from October 30 to November 4, 2019.

The new summer vehicle timetable adds an extra 16 sailings per week between East Cowes and Southampton and follows a period of consultation in which 83% of customers preferred the proposal which has now been implemented.

The new timetable is available to book online or by phone from Wednesday (October 10).

Customers who are able to book in advance will get the lowest available vehicle fares at their preferred sailing times and bookings made in 2018 for travel in 2019 will be at this year’s prices.

Furthermore, any vehicle booking made more than a month in advance can be secured with just a £25 deposit – the balance is required 30 days before departure.

In addition, My Reward members will receive loyalty points which can be saved to fund future bookings, Signature Lounge upgrades, priority loading/unloading or pay for food & beverage purchases.

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Timetables

East Cowes <> Southampton

30 October 2018 to 28 March 2019

Up to 15 sailings per day in each direction

Ex East Cowes – services start at 01.20hrs (Tue-Sun) and end at 23.55hrs (Mon-Sun)

Ex Southampton – services start at 02.45hrs (Mon-Fri) and end at 23.55 (Mon-Sat)

Christmas/New Year 2018/19

See website for festive timetable

Christmas Day – 2 departures from East Cowes and 2 departures from Southampton

29 March to 4 November 2019

Up to 21 sailings per day in each direction

Ex East Cowes, services start at 01.30hrs (Tue-Sun) and end at 23.30hrs (Mon-Sun).

Ex Southampton, services start at 03.00hrs (Mon-Sun) and end at 23.55 (Mon-Sat)

Additional sailings will operate for the Isle of Wight Festival 13-16 June 2019

West Cowes <> Southampton

30 October 2018 to 28 March 2019

Up to 30 sailings per day in each direction

Ex West Cowes, services start at 06.15hrs (Mon-Sat) and end at 00.15hrs (Sat-Sun)

Ex Southampton, services start at 05.45hrs (Mon-Sat) and end at 23.45 (Fri-Sat)

Sailings every 30 minutes during the day at xx.15 & xx.45 on Saturdays in both directions

Sailings every 60 minutes on Sundays in both directions (more frequent in December 2018)

Christmas/New Year 2018/2019

See website for festive timetable

Sailings every 30 mins in both directions during the day on Sunday 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 December 2018

29 March to 4 November 2019

Up to 30 sailings per day in each direction

Ex West Cowes, services start at 06.15hrs (Mon-Sat) and end at 00.15hrs (Sat-Sun)

Ex Southampton, services start at 05.45hrs (Mon-Sat) and end at 23.45 (Fri-Sat)

Sailings every 30 minutes during the day xx.15 & xx.45 on Saturdays & Sundays in both directions

Additional sailings will operate for the IW Festival (13-16 June 2019), Lendy Cowes Week (10-17 August 2019) & certain Southampton FC matches

Additional freight-only sailings will be added to the East Cowes – Southampton timetable starting in Q2 2019. These service will be operated by the new freight ship Red Kestrel which is currently under construction.