WINTER IS COMING – new timetable starts 3rd September

Friday, August 18 2017

As we look towards to the changing seasons, here is your preview of the newly revised bus times for winter 2017. The full Southern Vectis 2017 Winter Timetable will come into operation as of Sunday 3rd September.

As well as the preview online, new winter timetable books will soon be available from Southern Vectis Travel Shops, tourist information points and attractions.

While we endeavour to keep all routes running as frequently as required, changes have been made to certain services to account for the end of the tourism season.


As of Monday 4th September, the open top ‘Downs Breezer’ and ‘Shanklin Breezer’ will cease to operate. However the ‘Island Coaster’ will continue to run until 24th September and the popular ‘Needles Breezer’ to Alum Bay will continue to operate on a less frequent timetable until 29th October


While the majority of routes will continue as usual, minor changes have been made to timetables on routes 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Routes 2, 3 and 39 have also diverted to now incorporate a stop at Asda in Newport (from 21st August) – click here for more info.


Route 1: Monday to Friday the 0500 from Newport and 0515 from Cowes will both run 5 minutes earlier, while the Sunday timetable has been revised.

Route 1 Winter Timetable

Route 6: Minor timing changes have been made to most stops along route 6.

Route 6 Winter Timetable

Route 7: Changes have been made to evening bus times on route 7, with the 2220, 2250 and 2320 Monday to Saturday and the 2110 and 2210 on Sundays now extending to Alum Bay from Newport. 

Route 7 Winter Timetable

Route 8: The extra  summer service between Newport and Sandown has now been withdrawn and the timetable has reverted to usual service.

Route 8 Winter Timetable

Route 9: Monday to Saturday the 0510 and 0535 from Newport will run 5 minutes earlier, while the 0000 from Ryde Monday to Saturday and the 0600 on Sunday will both run 5 minutes later. Please also check the timetable for minor changes to the late night journeys from Newport. 

Route 9 Winter Timetable

The 2017 winter timetable has been made available early for your convenience; please note that the full winter timetable will come into effect as of Sunday 3rd September. Only changes to routes 2, 3 and 39 will start earlier to coincide with the opening of the new Asda store. 


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