Breeze around the Island

2 years ago Mon 4th Mar 2019

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We are pleased to once again offer our popular seasonal open top and coastal summer services in 2019, starting the season Saturday 9th March with The Needles Breezer.

The Needles Breezer offers a spectacular day out, ranked as the third best scenic bus route in all England!  An open-top ride with views that will simply take your breath away, The Needles Breezer runs up to every 30 minutes. Enjoy a cliff-hugging, dizzy climb from Alum Bay right up to the Needles Battery, a unique view point from aboard the open top bus where the vistas out to sea are intoxicating. The route links Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay, Dimbola Museum and Galleries, Farringford Estate, Tennyson Downs and Fort Victoria Country Park. The children will love the Needles Landmark Attraction at Alum Bay, with its fairground rides and chairlift down to the beach.

We recommend our 24 or 48 hour Rover for a weekend adventure by bus. Get 24 or 48 hours unlimited travel across all Southern Vectis buses, available as adult, young adult, child and group (of 5) fare. Rover tickets are a fun and cost effective way to discover the Isle of Wight. 

Here for a little longer?

We also offer a 7, 30 and 90 day Freedom Ticket, available as available an adult, young adult or child fare. Or as a 7 day group ticket for up to 5 adults travelling. 

Want to only pay for the days you want to travel?

Why not take a look at our Multi-day ticket bundles. A cheaper way to pay for a single fare, tickets are available for 2 years from the point of purchase. Buy 5, 15 or 30 days of travel to use as and when wish.

We also offer a single fare on our seasonal services if you know exactly where you’d like to go.

You can purchase tickets from our Travel Shops at Ryde, Newport and Yarmouth, from your driver with cash, contactless card or Apple Pay – or pre-pay for your tickets via our handy mobile app, Clickit2ride for a faster way to pay. 

For more information on our special summer services, look out for our FREE 2019 Seasonal Guide out now.


THE NEEDLES BREEZER - 9th March to 3rd November
A circular route connecting the West Wight, views from this open top bus ride will take your breath away! Look out for the towering cliffs of Tennyson Down, the charming people beach at Freshwater Bay and of course, the iconic Needles landmark at Alum Bay. 

THE DOWNS BREEZER - 25th May to 28th September
From sandy white beaches to hungry tigers, the Downs Breezer has it all! Cruise miles of rural countryside, stopping off at some of the Island's best seaside towns and attractions. The open top route offers unparalleled views of the Island and it's surrounding waters. 

THE SHANKLIN SHUTTLE - 25th May to 28th September
Take a ride around Shanklin town aboard our convenient shuttle bus. Visit the spectacular Shanklin Chine in the heart of the Old Village, stop off for a cream tea in the traditional tea rooms, sample some of the Island's best ales or head to the beach for sandcastles and ice cream. The Shanklin Shuttle connects the main town with the seafront. 

THE ISLAND COASTER - 6th April to 28th September
Winding the Island coastline from Ryde round the back of the Island to West Wight, this route offers stunning views of the Isle of Wight's unique landscape and out across the glistening English Channel.