Downs Breezer - back in 2019!

The Downs Breezer provides a glimpse of the delights of the Island from the scenic coastline on our open-top buses. It’s a circular route through the heart of the Isle of Wight’s pretty countryside with breathtaking views stretching over the expanse of the Solent across to mainland.

Starting in Ryde, the route runs every 60 minutes, in an anti-clockwise direction, through Sandown and Brading , across the tops of The Downs, through the charming villages of Fishbourne, Wootton & Bembridge.

The Downs Breezer departs Ryde bus station every 60 minutes from 1000 until 1700. Tickets last 24 hours, giving visitors a chance to really make the most of the service.

The Downs Breezer has now ceased service for the winter months and will return in 2019.

timetable available soon


Dinosaur Isle


At Dinosaur Isle you'll encounter life size models of the Isle of Wight's 5 most famous dinosaur inhabitants. Whilst you're here you'll be able to see the Dinosaur Isle's volunteers preparing their lastest finds, as well as taking control of the attraction's robotic dinosaur!

Isle of Wight Zoo


Situated in a former Victorian fort, the zoo is a family run establishment with a specialised interest in big cats and lemurs. Its a fun, educational and wholesome time for all. For young children there's an indoor animal handling zone.



Sandown is on the southern edge of the island and is famous for its long sandy beach. So whether you visit Sandown bay to go fossil hunting, relax with an ice cream on the beach or visit Yaverland for some exciting watersports there is something for everyone!

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Explore the Isle of Wight's only preserved steam railway, with Victorian and Edwardian carriages to travel in; you can ride in style through five and a half miles of unspoilt countryside.



24 hour hop on - hop off tickets allow travel on all other buses run by Southern Vectis, including Breezers except for over 60's. Over 60's tickets are only valid for journeys on the Breezers, Island Coaster and Shanklin Steamer.

  Adult 17-18 16 & Under/Over 60 Group (up to any 5 people)
Ticket price £10 £7.50 £5 £25

Rover, Freedom & key cards are accepted for travel. Concessionary cards cannot be used. Short hop one way fares are available from the driver.

*photo credits to Visit Isle of Wight