• 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
  • Newport Road, Upper Ventnor closure

    Closure from 1st February to 6th March. Diversions for route 3 and various school bus routes

    Find out more here
  • New fares for children and young adults

    From Sunday 30th August child fares are changing. We are introducing a new category of ticket called ‘Young Adults’ for people aged 17 to 18 and students aged over 18.

    find out more here
  • Take the Bus Stop Challenge

    Have you been thinking about getting fitter in the New Year?

    Find out more here...
  • Sunday services are back on route 6

    Following funding support from Chillerton and Gatcombe Parish Councils were are reintroducing a Sunday Service on Route 6

    Find out more and view / download the timetable 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.

View ticket information

Route 6 Sundays are back !

Southern Vectis will reinstate a Sunday service for its route 6 buses and will run three return journeys from Sunday 13 December for those living within the local communities - thanks to support from Chale and Chillerton parish councils.

Find out more and view the timetable here


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

More information on roadworks