* FOR ROVER & BREEZER TICKET PRICES PLEASE VISIT - https://www.islandbuses.info/rover-multi-day-tickets
* FOR FREEDOM TICKET PRICES (7, 30 & 90 DAY PASSES) PLEASE VISIT - https://www.islandbuses.info/freedom-tickets
Over 60s ticket is only valid on Needles Breezer, Downs Breezer and the Island Coaster and is only for 24 hours (48 hours is not available). We sadly cannot accept concessionary bus passes on these routes.
24 and 48 hour rover tickets are valid from for 24 or 48 consecutive hours from the time of the first journey.
All tickets can be purchased on any Southern Vectis Bus (including Breezer and Coaster services)
Rover and Freedom tickets are valid on all Southern Vectis services including Breezer seasonal services.
Nightrider tickets are valid from 1900 until 0700 the next morning on Friday and Saturday nights.
SOUTHERN VECTIS APP
Download the Southern Vectis app when you visit to receive the latest service updates, plan your journey, purchase tickets, track buses and personalise your journey by adding your favourite bus stops. Visit the Southern Vectis website for more information and to download the app.
The principle bus operator on the Isle of Wight, Southern Vectis has been getting Island visitors and residents from A to B since 1929.
Operating an extensive bus network across the Island, Southern Vectis’ green buses offer a regular and reliable service connecting all major towns, villages, beaches and accommodation.
Popular fares for visitors include;
For weekend visitors, the 24 and 48 hour Rover ticket are great value for money. Available as adult, young person, child and group fares, the Rover ticket offer unlimited bus travel on all routes for 24 or 48 hours.
Get unlimited travel for 24 or 48 hours. This ticket is a must if you want to enjoy our seasonal Breezer services. Available to buy from your driver or travel shops in Ryde, Yarmouth and Newport or clickit2ride mobile app. Rover+Breezer Tickets are valid for use on any bus up until the date and time printed on it - perfect for days out and weekends away.
Visiting for a week without your car? We recommend the 7 day Freedom ticket. This fare is available as an Adult, young person, child or group fare and offers unlimited travel across all bus networks for seven days.
MULTI-DAY TICKET BUNDLES
Wanting to swap between the bus, walking, cycling and car? A multi-day ticket bundle offers great value for money. Buy 5 days of travel to use as and when you wish across all Island bus routes, each day valid for 24 hours from first use.
Travelling by bus on the Isle of Wight offers great value for money, reliability and the freedom to travel where you want, when you want.
If you’re unsure of where you need to go or get off, simply ask your driver, pop into one of the Southern Vectis Travel Shops at Ryde, Newport and Yarmouth or visit www.islandbuses.info and make use of the ‘Journey Planner’ and ‘Live Departures’ functions.
Look out for Southern Vectis’ easy to read timetable books, or find them online.
As well as the network green buses, Southern Vectis run exciting summer services and one at Christmas. Find out more.
THE NEEDLES BREEZER
The Needles Breezer is one of the most spectacular bus rides in all of England, an open-top ride with views that will simply take your breath away, with buses running up to every 30 minutes.
Enjoy a cliff-hugging, dizzy climb from Alum Bay right up to the Needles Battery, high up where the vistas out to sea are intoxicating. The route also links Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay, Dimbola Museum and Galleries, Farringford Estate, Fort Victoria Country Park, as well as historic places of interest and areas of outstanding beauty.
The children will love the Needles Landmark Attraction at Alum Bay, with its fairground rides and chairlift down to the beach.
THE DOWNS BREEZER
The Downs Breezer follows a circular route through pretty countryside, across the tops of the Downs with views out into the English Channel, across the Island and further on towards mainland England.
The bus links the Esplanade with Ryde town, Wootton Station, Sandown Seafront, Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, Dinosaur Isle, Browns Golf Course and Bembridge.
Our open-top double deck buses with friendly local drivers run every hour from Ryde. Hop on and off anywhere along the route using your rover+breezer ticket which also gives you unlimited travel on all our buses across the Island.
THE SHANKLIN SHUTTLE
Take a ride around Shanklin town aboard our convenient shuttle bus. Visit the spectacular Shanklin Chine in the heart of the Old Village, stop off for a cream tea in the traditional tea rooms, sample some of the Island's best ales or head to the beach for sandcastles and ice cream. The Shanklin Shuttle connects the main town with the seafront.
Hop on board the Sandhopper bus service which will be operating on Sundays only from 23rd July to 27th August 2023. This summer service operates from Sandown train station to Sandown esplanade.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOUR
DAILY: Late November to Christmas Eve
Dig out your winter woollies and experience the magic of Christmas aboard an open top bus.
The annual Southern Vectis Christmas Lights Tour offers spectacular views of the Isle of Wight at night and visits some of the Island's best Christmas light displays.
With the bus decked out in tinsel and lights, Christmas tunes playing overhead and Santa behind the wheel, the Christmas Lights Tour is the perfect festive night out for families, friends, couples, adults and children alike - a truly unique way to enjoy the Island at Christmas.
- Groups welcome
Map & Directions
- Southern Vectis The Wonders of Wight
|Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)