Days out & open tops
Whether you’re here on holiday or are lucky enough to live on the Island, we have some great routes taking you to areas across the Island that you’ll want to explore. There are two open-top routes, so you can really catch the refreshing Island air as you Breeze around the Island!
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The Needles Breezer is one of the most spectacular bus rides in all of England, an open-top ride with views that will simply take your breath away, with buses running hourly.
Enjoy a cliff-hugging, dizzy climb from Alum Bay right up to the Needles Battery, high up where the vistas out to sea are intoxicating. The route also links Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay, Dimbola Museum and Galleries, Farringford Estate, Fort Victoria Country Park, as well as historic places of interest and areas of outstanding beauty.
The children will love the Needles Landmark Attraction at Alum Bay, with its fairground rides and chairlift down to the beach.
The Downs Breezer follows a circular route through pretty countryside, across the tops of the Downs with views out into the English Channel, across the Island and further on towards mainland England.
The bus links the Esplanade with Ryde town, Wootton Station, Robin Hill Adventure Park, Sandown Seafront, Isle of Wight Zoo, Dinosaur Isle, Browns Golf Course and Bembridge.
Our open-top double deck buses with friendly local drivers run every hour from Ryde. Hop on and off anywhere along the route using your 24-hour ticket which also gives you unlimited travel on all our buses across the Island.
A new Rover+Breezer ticket
To make the most of our seasonal services, we recommend purchasing a Rover+Breezer or a Freedom Ticket. These ticket types enable you to travel where, when and as often as you like for the duration of your ticket.
From the start of this Breezer season we are introducing a new ticket type which will be known as Rover+Breezer ticket.
The Rover+Breezer ticket are available as 24 & 48 hour options. Available to buy from your driver or at one of our travel shops in Ryde, Yarmouth and Newport.
Purchased the wrong ticket?
Don't worry, we have also introduced an upgrade ticket so if you have purchased a Rover on one of our regular services and then choose to ride the Breezer later that day. The upgrade ticket will be valid to use on day of issue only; if issued to cover the second day of a 24-hour Rover ticket, the upgrade will only be valid until the expiry time of the 24-hour ticket.
All Freedom and Multi-Day tickets will continue to be valid on the Breezers at no additional charge.