Beer & Buses weekend!

9 months ago Wed 2nd Oct 2019

Everyone’s favourite local beer and classic bus filled weekend returns - Beer & Buses, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October.

We’re proud to once again support this brilliant weekend, organised jointly by IW CAMRA and IW Bus Museum, by offering a special Beer & Buses Rover Ticket when you show your official event programme.

Available and valid for use between Friday 11th and Monday 14th October, the Beer & Buses Rover will cost just £15 and grants unlimited travel across all Southern Vectis buses over the four days.

In order to purchase your £15 four day Beer & Buses Rover, you must show your event programme to your driver or at one of our Travel Shops. One programme is valid for the purchase of one Beer & Buses Rover. (Please note this offer is not available online via theKey or Clickit2ride mobile app.)

The classic buses can be incredibly busy and there can be a wait for a seat, so by getting yourself the Beer & Buses Rover as a backup, you can fit as many of the Island’s best pubs, bars and restaurants into your day as you can - meeting up with the awesome classic buses roaring round the Island.

As well as the four day ticket, for 2019 we’re pleased to offer half price single tickets Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th on Route 3 between Shanklin and Ventnor when you show your official programme.

As usual, the classic buses driven by passionate owners and volunteers are free to board and the bus fanatic team behind Beer & Buses are doing it for the love! So help support this great Island event by purchasing your official Beer & Buses programme, where you’ll find all the timings for the day, route info, about the classic buses you’re riding and exclusive offers like our special priced Rover!

You can buy your official Beer & Buses programme for just £7 from IW Bus Museum, any participating venue, Southern Vectis travel shops, plus at Newport Quay over the weekend itself


If your night is still young when the old vintage buses call it a day, look out for a Southern Vectis green bus to take you home instead. Your Beer & Buses Rover is valid across all of our buses, including the night buses. So go on, make a night of it!

Check the Southern Vectis timetables online and plan your last bus home