New Year travel times for the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight travel operators are running services on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, but some are reduced.

Southern Vectis has a normal service, including night buses, on December 31. On January 1, it will be running to a Sunday timetable.

On Red Funnel, on New Year’s Eve, there is a reduced Red Jet Service (until 8.15pm from Southampton and 8.55pm from Cowes).

The last vehicle ferries will depart at 7.30pm from Southampton and 9pm from East Cowes.

The operator has a reduced Red Jet service on New Year’s Day and its vehicle ferries will run from 7.30am from Southampton and 9am from East Cowes.

On Wightlink, the final FastCat will depart at 8.20pm from Portsmouth and 8.52pm from Ryde Pier Head, on New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Day they start at 7.15am from Portsmouth and 7.45am from Ryde Pier Head.

Visit Wightlink’s website ( for details of its New Year vehicle ferry services between Lymington and Yarmouth and Fishbourne and Portsmouth.

A revised service is running on Island Line over the New Year.

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The Floating Bridge will run from 5am to 12.30am (tomorrow) on New Year’s Eve, with the last crossing from East Cowes 1.10am and from Cowes at 1.20am.

On New Year’s Day, it runs between 7am and 12.30am (the next day).

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