Travel By Bus to The Isle of Wight Festival

3 months ago Fri 20th Aug 2021

Isle of wight festival 2021 Sept 16 19  Get there by bus

Getting to the Isle of Wight Festival in 2021 is easy and convenient on our island bus service.

Between Thursday 16th and Monday 20th September, we’re running regular shuttle bus services across the island, getting you direct to the Festival site and home safely in the early hours.

Running from all major ports and towns across the Island, and connecting with our network buses from smaller villages – our Festival shuttle bus service is a quick and easy way to get to the event.

From the Ferry Ports

We are running regular buses to and from most ferry ports direct into the festival bus station:

Yarmouth; for Wightlink from Lymington

Use shuttle buses on Thursday/Friday/Monday and use route 7 outside of that time: view timetable

West Cowes; for high-speed Red Jet from Southampton

Regular shuttle buses meet most arrivals and departures, from Carvel Lane (3-mins walk from ferry): view timeable

East Cowes; for vehicle ferry Red Funnel from Southampton

Regular shuttle buses meet most arrivals and departures, from Castle Street a short walk from the ferry terminal: view timetable

Ryde Esplanade; for Wightlink from Portsmouth and Hovertravel from Southsea

Regular shuttle buses meet most arrivals and departures, from Rose Gardens (walk down the Pier and past the Bus Station): view timetable

Once you arrive on the island follow the arrows directing you to the shuttle buses 

 


From Newport

A shuttle bus service will operate between Church Litten (nr Morrisons) in Newport to the festival bus station. View timetable

Buses will operate at regular intervals from early until late Thursday to Sunday.

From Around the Island

Through tickets can be purchased on any Southern Vectis service to the festival bus station, changing to the shuttle buses in Newport or Ryde if required.

Once again there will be buses from Sandown and Shanklin direct to the festival site - view timetable. These will operate Friday to Sunday and avoid the need to transfer via Newport or Ryde to get the festival.

Each evening, we will operate some scheduled services back from the festival bus station to the following locations - view timetable, stopping only at the stops listed below:

  • West Cowes; stopping at Northwood, Four Cross, Roundhouse, Carvel Lane, Victoria Road, Cemetery Gates and Park & Ride.
  • Sandown/Shanklin/Ventnor; stopping at Arreton, Fighting Cocks, Apse Heath, Lake Morrisions, Lake Shops, Sandown Heights, Broadway, Avenue Road, High Street, Howards Road, Shanklin Co-op, Ventnor, Upper Ventnor, Wroxall, Godshill and Rookley.
  • East Cowes; stopping at Whippingham, Osborne House, York Avenue, Waitrose, Adelaide Grove and Victoria Grove.
  • Ryde; stopping at Wootton, Fishbourne Lane, Binstead, Parish Church, Union Street and Ryde bus station.
  • St Helens/Bembridge/Brading; Stopping at Appley, Nettlestone (Eurovines), St Helens, Bembridge (Spinnaker), Whitecliff Bay and Brading (Yarbridge Cross).
  • West Wight; Stopping at Forest Road, Shalfleet, Yarmouth, Colwell Common, Totland Broadway, Freshwater Avenue, Afton Road and Calbourne (Sun Inn).

 

Tickets and Fares

Brand new for 2021, get 10% off fares when buying through the Southern Vectis mobile app. Click to download now

Single and return tickets are available, but our ‘Weekender’ ticket offers unlimited travel on any shuttle bus or Southern Vectis network service from Thursday 16th September to Monday 20th September 2021.

All tickets can be purchased from your bus driver on any shuttle bus or Southern Vectis network service. Remember though, they’re cheaper on our app.

Contactless payments are accepted onboard all of our buses for tickets up to £45.

Get your tickets in advance – all tickets are available to buy in advance via the Southern Vectis mobile app from Tuesday 31st August 2021.  Please remember that once purchased, do not activate the ticket until a maximum of 60-minutes before you travel. 

Concessionary passes, Freedom tickets, Rover tickets and Key Cards will not be accepted on this special event service.

Fares for 2021:

In advance on the Southern Vectis APP - Saving 10%      

To / from the festival bus station from any port or other location on the island

Single

(one journey) 

Return

(two journeys)

Weekender

(unlimited Journeys)

Adult

£7.20 £12.60 £31.50

Group of up to 5 

£29.70 £52.20 £130.50
Newport Shuttle ONLY

Single

(one journey)

Return

(two journeys)

Adult £3.60 £5.40
Accompanied Child* (16 and under) £2.30 £3.60

*Children must be travelling with a responsible adult

You can buy tickets via the Southern Vectis Mobile App in advance, as well as on the day and with cash or contactless when you board the bus. Concessionary passes, Freedom tickets, Rover tickets and Key Cards will not be accepted on this special event service.

On-bus Cash or Contactless      

To / from the festival bus station from any port or other location on the island

Single

(one journey) 

Return

(two journeys)

Weekender

(unlimited Journeys)

Adult

£8.00 £14.00 £35.00

Accompanied Child* (16 and under)

£4.00 £7.00 £17.50

Family (up to 2 adults and 5 16 and under)

£20.00 £37.00 £92.50

Group of up to 5 

£33.00 £58.00 £145.00
Newport Shuttle ONLY

Single

(one journey)

Return

(two journeys)

Adult £4.00 £6.00
Accompanied Child* (16 and under) £2.50 £4.00

*Children must be travelling with a responsible adult