|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult 24 hour Rover||£10.00 per ticket|
|Adult 48 hour Rover||£15.00 per ticket|
|Adult 7 day Freedom||£25.00 per ticket|
|Child 24 hour Rover||£5.00 per ticket|
|Child 48 hour Rover||£7.50 per ticket|
|Child 7 day Freedom||£12.50 per ticket|
|Group 24 hour Rover||£25.00 per ticket|
|Group 48 hour Rover||£35.00 per ticket|
|Group 7 day Freedom||£57.00 per ticket|
|Multi-day Bundle - 5 day||£26.00 per ticket|
|Nightrider Ticket||£6.00 per ticket|
|Young Adult (17-18 yrs) 24 Hour Rover||£7.50 per ticket|
|Young Adult (17-18 yrs) 48 hour Rover||£11.25 per ticket|
|Young Adult (17-18 yrs) 7 day Freedom||£19.00 per ticket|
Children under 5 travel free.
Group tickets are available for up to 5 people travelling together.
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 and Coaster seasonal services.
Nightrider tickets are valid from 1900 until 0700 the next morning on Friday and Saturday nights.
View the Southern Vectis website for travel updates.
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.
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 five exciting summer services and one at Christmas. Find out more.
THE NEEDLES BREEZER
DAILY: 9th March to 3rd November
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
DAILY: 25th May to 28th September
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, Robin Hill Adventure Park, Sandown Seafront, Isle of Wight Zoo, 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 24-hour ticket which also gives you unlimited travel on all our buses across the Island.
THE ISLAND COASTER
DAILY: 6th April to 28th September
The Island Coaster – the ever-popular summer service linking Ryde, Sandown and Shanklin with the West Wight area via Ventnor, Blackgang and Alum Bay, is the longest bus route on the Island.
Along the Military Road the journey gives panoramic views of the ‘Back of the Wight’ coastline between Blackgang and Freshwater Bay. The views of the coast from the upper deck are not to be missed – don’t forget your camera!
THE SHANKLIN SHUTTLE
DAILY: 25th May to 28th September
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.
TAPNELL FARM – Route 27
DAILY: 20th July to 1st September
Take a trip to the farm this summer. Board Route 27 at Newport and enjoy an open top bus ride direct to Tapnell Farm, one of the Island’s top family attractions.
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.
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- Green Island Awards - Green Island Award - Silver 2008
- Visit Isle of Wight Award Green Star - Gold - Visit Isle Of Wight - 2019/20 2019
- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2020
|Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|