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.

The Cowes Floating Bridge is operating according to its scheduled hours.

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.

MAINTENANCE - TUESDAY JUNE 25th

The Cowes Floating Bridge will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday 25 June from 0500 to late afternoon, to replace a prow hinge. A passenger launch service will be in operation

ROUND THE ISLAND RACE - JULY 6th & 7th

The following timetable will operate for the Round the Island Race on Friday 28th June and Saturday 29th June 2019.

FROM COWES:

  • First Crossing 0500
  • Last Crossing 0120

EAST COWES

  • First Ferry 0510                     
  • Last Ferry 0125