Cowes travel guide

Cowes Tourism | Cowes Guide

You're Going to Love Cowes

With a population of 17.000, Cowes is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Cowes has to offer.

Where to Eat in Cowes

If you’re looking for affordable options, Smoking Lobster Cowes (127 High Street) and Brawns (62 High-street) are great picks.

When to visit Cowes

Cowes in September
Estimated hotel price
€65
1 night at 3-star hotel
Cowes in September
Estimated hotel price
€65
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Cowes

Plane

When flying to Cowes, you’ll arrive at Southampton Airport (SOU), which is located 21 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Cowes from Ireland departs from Milltown (Kerry) and takes around 1h 30m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Cowes, followed by Train. The train journey from Cowes to Birmingham takes 1h 33m and costs around €30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about €29 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 1.6 km from the city centre, West Cowes is the busiest station in Cowes. Another popular train station is East Cowes, located 1.0 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Cowes is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 116 km from Cowes. You’ll find branches of DRIVALIA and GREEN MOTION , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Cowes, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Birmingham, the bus ride to Cowes takes 217 km and will cost you around €6. From Bristol, the ticket costs about €8 for a journey of 225 km.

Plane

When flying to Cowes, you’ll arrive at Southampton Airport (SOU), which is located 21 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Cowes from Ireland departs from Milltown (Kerry) and takes around 1h 30m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Cowes, followed by Train. The train journey from Cowes to Birmingham takes 1h 33m and costs around €30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about €29 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 1.6 km from the city centre, West Cowes is the busiest station in Cowes. Another popular train station is East Cowes, located 1.0 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Cowes is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 116 km from Cowes. You’ll find branches of DRIVALIA and GREEN MOTION , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Cowes, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Birmingham, the bus ride to Cowes takes 217 km and will cost you around €6. From Bristol, the ticket costs about €8 for a journey of 225 km.

Airports near Cowes

Airlines serving Cowes

Lufthansa
Good (4,555 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
SWISS
Good (908 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,345 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,570 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,274 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,536 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (480 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,898 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,474 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,616 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (821 reviews)
LOT
Good (676 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,135 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (907 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (826 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Cowes

Hiring a car in Cowes

Expect to pay €1.69 per litre in Cowes (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €20.22 and €26.96. Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Cowes, while also 7% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay €1.69 per litre in Cowes (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €20.22 and €26.96. Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Cowes, while also 7% cheaper than other types, on average.