Discounted travel this World Earth Day!

1 month ago Mon 15th Apr 2024

 world earth day 22 april

Take the bus on World Earth Day - with discounted all-day travel across the Isle of Wight!

We are marking Earth Day - Monday 22 April - by offering discounted travel to people living on and visiting the Island.

Bus passengers can already take advantage of the single journey fare cap - part of the Government’s Help for Households initiative - with tickets costing no more than £2.

We are offering anyone using our app, a 24 hour Rover ticket at less than half price.

"Adults can enjoy unlimited travel on all our services apart from the Breezers for the whole of Earth Day for £4,” said Southern Vectis head of communications, Nikki Honer.

“We hope this will encourage them to leave their cars at home for the day and catch the bus instead."

Southern Vectis is committed to helping improve the quality of air we breathe here, and we have been working on this in a number of ways. One of these is to invest in new buses here - as well as working with Isle of Wight Council on a successful bid for funding which will see 22 new electric buses arrive here in 2026.

Bus travel has changed beyond recognition over recent years, and those who haven’t travelled with us recently will be amazed at the enhancements we’ve already made. Our buses are more frequent, have more comfortable seating, offer next stop announcements and USB charging points for smartphone users, accept mobile phone payments, as well as contactless and tap on tap off - and they sport the very latest Euro 6 low emissions engines.

We hope our Earth Day offer encourages more people to take the bus. If we can convert some car users, even for a few journeys, it could make a huge difference to the local environment in the long term, as well as helping ease the island's congestion issues.

Anyone keen to give up their car for the day and take advantage of discounted all-day bus travel on Earth Day, can download our app and use the code EARTH24 before they checkout to buy their ticket for just £4.

Please note, this code will only work on our 24 hour Rover ticket. This ticket gives you unlimited travel on all our services apart from the Breezers so is the best ticket to buy on this day.

You can also plan your journey and track your bus in live time with our app. Click here to find out more.