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 in fuel prices, and increased insurance costs caused by higher compensation …

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 in fuel prices, and increased insurance costs caused by higher compensation payments.

Souther Vectis Bus Route


Rover and Freedom tickets will remain unchanged, so will more often provide better value. The existing £3 evening return, valid on Sunday to Thursday evenings will be replaced by a new “Nightrider” ticket which will provide unlimited travel between 1900 & 0700 for £4 per night and will be available every night.

Also National Union of Student (NUS) members will in future be able to buy any tickets for half fare.

Wightbus aren’t planning to increase fares so, for anyone travelling between Ventnor and Shanklin, the rail link service 16 will be considerably cheaper.

Southern Vectis fare will be £2.60 single, £5.20 return: Wightbus fare will be £2.10 single, £3.00 return.

[image courtesy of Southern Vectis]

Monday, 7th January, 2008 3:54pm

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7 Comments on "Southern Vectis Bus Fares Rise"

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Teenager93

hurrah for wightbus! So much better than the grumpy southern vectis drivers!

Old Knobby

You do realise this news item is from January 2008 don’t you…

teenager93

i didn’t but I just read it again and now i know haha! Still hurrah for wightbus!

intentionally blank

yes hurrah for wightbus. of course the part of the article that says the wightbus rail link will be considerably cheaper is compleatly true. Its come out today that it wont be running, so it wont cost you anything. Hurrah for wightbus. I think wightbus should strongly consider putting up fares slightly if they are starting to find themselves in the position of having to remove services.

teenager93

you get angry with everything don’t you?! But wightbus do all the routes that SV don’t bother to do because they’re not a big enough money grabber…. doesn’t that tell you something? Maybe they should, but I think that maybe if people see that Wightbus are cheaper then more people will use it = overthrowing of SV!

geoff lupton

after a visit to the island last week i found the manners of drivers and the helpfulness of the inspector at yarmouth bus station was very well recieved by myself. it was a pleasure to visit the island and travel on southern vectis transport.

geoff lupton

Simon Perry

Thanks for taking the time to post this comment Geoff.

Many people have positive experiences with all sorts of services, but don’t find or take the time to express them online, even though they are thinking them and perhaps discussing them.

Really glad you had a good time on the Island. Many, many people do :)