This is just a short blog to show off a couple of excellent deals that have appeared for ferry travel to the Isle of Wight Festival 2024.
The car ferry can be very expensive for the festival once standard fares kick in, so get organised and get booked if you can.
Wightlink and Red Funnel are the two main ferry companies - take a look at this guide if you want to know more about which ports they travel to and from.
Wightlink's early bird deals for the Isle of Wight Festival 2024
Wightlink's deals are really good and are valid until 9th October 2023. However, they "reserve the right to modify or cancel the offers at any time" so I wouldn't hang around.
The car ferry deals are:
Standard weekend fares are likely to top £300, so a £100 deal is not to be sneezed at. As I said, don't hang around! The price includes a car full of passengers.
They also have a foot passenger deal which is £12 or £18. It looks like this:
The standard foot passenger fare is about £20 - £35, so it's less of a saving but still good value.
Red Funnel's early bird deals for the Isle of WIght Festival 2024
Red Funnel's Isle of Wight Festival 2024 deals work a bit differently.
The car ferry deal doesn't have an expiry date but it will end once a "limited number of early bird ferry sailings" are sold.
The car ferry deal looks like this:
Again, that's a BIG saving on the standard fares.
The foot passenger deal is an £18 return and doesn't appear to have an expiry date, so you can either book now or wait until nearer the time (I'm not 100% sure on this, but I think that's the case based on previous years). It is 'Valid Southampton or West Cowes/East Cowes'
What if I've missed the early bird ferry deals?
This is an additional for anyone who stumbles across this blog whilst desperately searching for a deal in May 2024.
If you are travelling to the Isle of Wight Festival as a foot passenger then it's not a big problem. Check our guides to foot passenger travel with Wightlink and Red Funnel for some money saving suggestions. Also check Hovertravel's fares (they didn't have an Isle of Wight Festival deal when we checked but they might have something when you read this).
If you need to bring your car then you may be slightly irked at having missed the best offers. Sorry about that.
Take a look at our main guide to discounts on Isle of Wight ferry travel for discount codes, money saving tips and loopholes which might help you.
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