• We're Southern Vectis - the Island's buses

    We run the local buses on the Isle of Wight. Our routes connect most parts of the island to all major towns. Buses are frequent with some routes running through the night. Our latest buses have full air-conditioning and plenty of space inside.

    Our timetables and routes
  • New timetable

    Our new timetable starts on Sunday 12th October, affecting routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 23, 24, 32 and 37.

    Click here to find out more...
  • Route 1 is changing from 15th March, 2015

    We’re investing £1.2 million in new vehicles specifically for route 1 - a mix of British built double and single deck vehicles, providing more seats on the busiest journeys. Find out more and give us your comments on our proposals.

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  • The Needles Breezer open top bus ride

    Enjoy one of the most spectacular bus rides in all England - an open top ride that will take your breath away ! The Needles Breezer starts again for the season on 15th March, daily until 2nd November and runs every 30 minutes from 10am until 5pm.

    Find out more here...

We've got the island covered

How to get to the Island

It's fast and easy to get to the Island from Portsmouth, Southampton or Lymington.

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Places to go

There are so many great places to visit on the Island and fun for all the family !

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Pay as little as £3 a day...

Follow the link below to find out about our great key smartcard.

More information on the key

Rambles by bus

We've produced a series of Ramble by bus leaflets in association with the IW Group of the Ramblers Association

More rambling information


We've a ticket suitable for every journey from single tickets, multiday bundles to three month tickets.

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island breezers

Breeze around the Island on our spectacular open top buses or cruise around the coast on the Island Coaster.

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Island Ghosters

Island ghosters

Don't believe in ghosts ? - you will ! Discover some friendly and not so friendly ghosts on this spine tingling tour out of Newport bus station every Wednesday night.

Find out more spooky infomation...


Find out more about diversions and delays that may affect your journey.

More information on roadworks

Fancy driving one of these ?

We're recruiting full-time bus drivers. We're looking for great people to join our team working from our depots in various locations across the Island. You'll need to be a people person with a positive attitude, willing to treat every single customer just how you would want to be treated yourself. A clean driving licence with a minimum of twelve months driving experience is essential.

Find out more here