8 April 2017 - 24 September 2017
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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!
NEW 2017 amusements!...
Overlooking the spectacular South West Heritage Coast of the Island, Blackgang Chine is an eccentric mix of exciting rides, goblins and fairies, dinosaurs, nursery rhyme characters, cowboys and Indians. New for 2017 is the Underwater Kingdom featuring animatronic sea creatures, a magical underwater cave, shipwreck, coral reef and finally.... the hidden kingdom!
Stunning views are never far away as the Island Coaster travels along the Military Road running from Blackgang to Freshwater Bay with breathtaking sights from the white chalk cliffs, passing Compton and heading down towards the beautiful cove at Freshwater Bay.
Ventnor is on the southerly tip of the Isle of Wight and enjoys the benefits of the famous microclimate – making it one of the sunniest spots in the UK. The beach changes colour with the tides, varying from golden to a rich russet red. There are also many cafes & bars lining the crescent-shaped shoreline along the Esplanade.
We offer a wide range of tickets to suit your needs whether you are a visitor, Island resident or occasional traveller. Adult fares apply to anyone aged 19 years and over and we offer discounted fares for children and young adults. Children under 5 travel free.
Available for unlimited travel across our network for either 24 or 48 hours, ideal if you are out and about for a day or a weekend.
Group tickets are also available for up to 5 people travelling together. Buy from the driver with cash or from our travel shop in Newport, Yarmouth or Ryde bus stations.
|concession 60+ years (concessionary bus passes not accepted on the Island Coaster)
|young adult 17-18 years
|child 5-16 years
|group up to any 5 people
*This fare can only be bought & used on the Needles Breezer, Downs Breezer, Shanklin Breezer & Island Coaster buses.