The floating bridge runs a service seven days a week, all year round.

The crossing only takes a few minutes; so just turn up and you will never have to wait for long. See timetable below.


LIVE STATUS

COLOR KEY:
Operating to timetable without disruptions. 
Operating to timetable with some disruptions.
Not operating.

Running to timetable

This map is based on the vessels Automatic Identification System (AIS) and is an automatic tracking system used on ships. AIS transceivers automatically broadcast information, such as their position, speed, and navigational status, at regular intervals via a VHF transmitter built into the transceiver. The signals are received by AIS transceivers fitted on other ships or on land based systems, such as VTS systems.

CURRENT TIMETABLE

Please check below for scheduled timetable changes.

Monday to Saturday

FIRST CROSSING

LAST CROSSING

COWES

0500

0020

EAST COWES

0510

0025

Sundays

FIRST CROSSING

LAST CROSSING

COWES

0630

0020

EAST COWES

0640

0025

SCHEDULED TIMETABLE CHANGES

Due to maintenance and events, we sometimes have to stop or extend our service. Please see below a list of scheduled changes to our normal timetable.

  • CHRISTMAS EVE:   SERVICE COMMENCES AT 0515 NOT 0500

  • CHRISTMAS DAY:   SERVICE COMMENCES AT 0700 NOT 0500 – SERVICE SUSPENDED 1625 – 1825 OWING TO TIDAL CONDITIONS

  • BOXING DAY:   SERVICE COMMENCES AT 0700 NOT 0500

  • NEW YEARS’ EVE:   THE FLOATING BRIDGE WILL BE OPERATING UNTIL 0130 ON TUESDAY JANUARY 1st. LAST CROSSING FROM COWES 0120; LAST CROSSING FROM EAST COWES 0125.