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.

When to visit Cowes

Cowes in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Cowes in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Cowes


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 New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 27h.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Cowes, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Cowes to Bristol takes 1h 32m and costs around $49 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Nottingham, expect to pay about $64 for a 1h 46m 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.


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 GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Cowes, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Cambridge, the bus ride to Cowes takes 193 km and will cost you around $20. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $8 for a journey of 209 km.

Airports near Cowes

Airlines serving Cowes

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British Airways
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Where to stay in popular areas of Cowes

Hiring a car in Cowes

Expect to pay $3.23 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 $38.71 and $51.61. Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Cowes, while also 48% cheaper than other types, on average.