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Book a ferry to Southampton with AFerry. Ferries to Southampton, in England, are available from the Isle of Wight. You can take a ferry to Southampton from East Cowes.
Southampton Ferry Companies
Ferries to and from Southampton are operated by Red Funnel. When you search for a ferry to Southampton, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Lymington, Portsmouth and Southsea to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.
Southampton ferries with Red Funnel are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Southampton will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.
The city of Southampton is popular as a leisure and cultural destination, many of its charms include its nightlife, shops and its history. For a more cultural tour of the city, visit the Maritime Museum and relive the story of the Titanic, or learn the history of the port of Southampton, or visit the Southampton Hall of Aviation to find out about the Spitfire which was designed in Southampton. The city has many other museums including the God's Tower Museum and the Museum of Archaeology. For a more leisurely tour, browse the shops at the West Quay shopping centre and taste some of the cosmopolitan cuisine whilst taking a break in one of the many restaurants.
Southampton port facilities
Southampton Ferry port facilities include a cash machine, heated waiting area, trolleys, payphones, toilets, vending machines and a small shop. Parking is also available at Triangle Car Park.
Getting to Southampton
From London, take the M25 then the M3 towards Southampton. Then follow the signs to the Ferry port.
From the East exit the M27 at junction 7, then follow the A334 and then the A3024 to Southampton. From there follow the signs to the Ferry Port.
From the West exit the M27 at junction 3, then follow the M271 and then the A3024 to Southampton. From there follow the signs to the Ferry Port.
National Express operates a frequent UK coach service from Southampton Coach Station (near the rail station). There are regular coach services to Heathrow, Central London, Brighton, Bournemouth, Exeter, Plymouth, Penzance, Salisbury, Bath, Bristol, Oxford, Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, Liverpool, Sheffield and the North. There is also a free CityLink shuttle bus from the nearby rail station that can take you to the ferry terminal.
From London; South West Trains operate frequent services between Waterloo (via Clapham Jct, Woking, Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton Airport) and Southampton Central taking a little over an hour.
Virgin Cross Country Trains operate from Scotland, the North, Midlands and Birmingham; Wessex Passenger Trains run from South Wales through Bristol and Salisbury; South West Trains run services from Weymouth, Poole and Bournemouth and Connex provide services to Portsmouth and Brighton.
Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton (vehicle ferry services to East Cowes), , SO14 2AQ, United Kingdom
16 Aug 2010Never tried this route before - will do it again
I've never tried to do the Isle of Wight from Southampton before, but it was a very pleasant experience and makes a nice change from other routes. Not sure I'd make it a regular route (it's not quite as convenient as going to Ryde), but it's very pleasant and I would definitely do it again sometimes if I was coming from the right direction
Review by Anon