Cowes Floating Bridge

Chain Ferry Timetable

Floating bridge No. 6

General Floating Bridge Information

The floating bridge operates 365 days a year and conveys foot passengers and vehicles on the short crossing of a few minutes, across the fast-flowing narrow mouth of the River Medina  between Cowes and East Cowes. The service operates for around 18 hours each day.

Chain Ferry Timetable:

  • Mondays to Saturdays between 5am and 12.30am
  • Sundays between 6.40am and 12.30am. 


Please note: that the service may be suspended when there are exceptionally high or low tides (spring tides).

To download information on first and last crossings on weekdays and weekends please click here. (PDF,68KB, 1 page).

Saver Cards

Saver Cards are available from:

  • Halls Convenience Store, Ferry Road, East Cowes
  • SpyVelo, Medina Road, Cowes.

For more information on the Saver Cards and Floating Bridge 6 please visit

Floating Bridge yearly maintenance and Launch service

Normally, the floating bridge is taken out of service once a year for maintenance.  During this time a launch service operates for foot passengers only, for more information please click here.(PDF, 58KB, 1 page).