Isle of Wight
Carefree short breaks & holidays
There are lots of ways you can book your ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight and prices can vary greatly, particularly if you are travelling in high season.
To be sure of getting the best value for money, we have put together some helpful tips and advice.
Ferry inclusive packages offer the best value for money and many accommodation prices include the ferry crossing. You can either book direct with one of the package operators such as Red Funnel, or look out for hotels and other establishments that offer ferry inclusive options.
If you are booking your ferry journey to the Isle of Wight separately from your accommodation, there are a number of things to remember:
They will provide you with information about any special offers running and also send you a timetable and fares leaflet showing all the fares available in an easy to understand guide. Most of the ferry companies also list their special offers on their web sites.
Some operators offer reduced fares of around £5 for bookings made on the web. Both sites feature comprehensive details of fares and timetables for your journey.
Fares are lower if you travel on Fridays or Sundays, avoiding Saturdays as a supplement may be required. In addition there are even lower saver fares available for travelling mid-week, Mondays to Thursdays.
Saver fares are available if you are happy to travel after 6.25pm Saturdays to Thursdays. Remember, crossings are swift and once on the Island, you can still reach your final destination early in the evening.
If you are staying for 5 days or less, don't forget there are saver fares available for 5-day short breaks, overnight stays and day trips.