Southern Vectis

Southern Vectis are the dominant bus company on the Isle of Wight. They operate many routes across the Island.

Southern Vectis was formed in 1929 as the Vectis Bus Company. It was owned by large national concerns until 1970 when it was nationalised and became part of the state-owned National Bus Company.

In 1986, through a management buy-out the company became independent, but was bought by the Go-Ahead Group in July 2005.

Southern Vectis Buses: All Services Currently Suspended

Southern Vectis Buses: All Services Currently Suspended

All halt due to the snow fall.

Tuesday, 5th January, 2010 9:48pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Thursday Bus Strike: Southern Vectis Say “Most buses running”

Thursday Bus Strike: Southern Vectis Say “Most buses running”

The details of the bus services being provided tomorrow.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2009 5:30pm

By Simon Perry with 33 readers' comments

Southern Vectis Bus Routes Back In Service

Southern Vectis Bus Routes Back In Service

For all those who use buses on the Island, you’ll be interested in this message from Southern Vectis as to the status of the bus service this afternoon. Ed Please accept our apologies for any

Tuesday, 3rd February, 2009 3:20pm

By Marc Morgan-Huws with one comment

Brading Oil Spill: Southern Vectis Update: Updated

Brading Oil Spill: Southern Vectis Update: Updated

Thanks to Marc Morgan Huws from Southern Vectis for sending in the following information to VentnorBlog (see update st the bottom) Routes 2 and 3 are subject to significant disruption following the emergency closure of

Wednesday, 1st October, 2008 12:03pm

By Sally Perry

‘Young Persons Discount Card’ Launched by Southern Vectis

‘Young Persons Discount Card’ Launched by Southern Vectis

Southern Vectis have announced that they are to launch a new ‘Young Persons Discount Card’ to help school leavers. As many will know the ‘Student Rider’ scheme, which provides all those in full

Thursday, 7th August, 2008 11:28am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Southern Vectis Timetable Changes For Ventnor

Southern Vectis Timetable Changes For Ventnor

Southern Vectis have announced yet more changes to their bus services from Sunday 20th April. This is expected to be the last major revision until September. Service 3, in common with

Monday, 14th April, 2008 9:09am

By Stuart George

Price Increases To Southern Vectis Buses

Many thanks to Stuart George from the IW Bus Users Group for keeping us updated on changes to timetables and prices on the Islands buses. Ed Both Southern Vectis and Wightbus have announced fares increases

Thursday, 27th March, 2008 9:49am

By Stuart George with 5 readers' comments

Further Changes To Southern Vectis Bus Routes

Further Changes To Southern Vectis Bus Routes

Following the changes announced recently, a couple more things have just come to light about Southern Vectis services: Firstly, they’ve decided to run the Island Coaster (was X40 last year) through the Easter period until

Monday, 17th March, 2008 10:57am

By Stuart George with 4 readers' comments

Southern Vectis Bus Fares Rise

Southern Vectis Bus Fares Rise

Southern Vectis have announced their annual fares increase, which apply as of yesterday. Single fares under £3 will rise by 20p, over £3 by 30p. They claim this is due to a large increase

Monday, 7th January, 2008 3:54pm

By Stuart George with 7 readers' comments

Southern Vectis Christmas Buses

Southern Vectis Christmas Buses

Many thanks to Stuart George for sending through details of the bus service to and from Ventnor over the Christmas period. Ed Bus services through Ventnor over the Christmas and New Year period will

Monday, 17th December, 2007 2:51pm

By Stuart George

Southern Vectis Bus Strike Postponed

The scheduled walkout of bus drivers next week has been postponed whilst bus drivers vote on the new deal of 8% on basic pay (which would be backdated to 25 February 2007) and overtime

Thursday, 5th July, 2007 5:14pm

By Sally Perry