The Isle of Wight buses are, on the whole, run by Southern Vectis. Other smaller operators run buses locally to town, or parishes.

Free bus travel for older residents before 9.30am comes to an end next week

Bus Stop:

Cllr Ian Ward says that with lockdown restrictions easing and more businesses reopening, bus services need to be available for commuters who have no alternative but to use public transport to get to work and school

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 10:06am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight Bus Museum cancel their second major event this year in light of Coronavirus

IOW Bus Museum :

Originally scheduled for May, but then moved to August, organisers now say social distancing has made it impossible to achieve the primary objectives of the event

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 8:41am

By Sally Perry

Southern Vectis announces increase in Isle of Wight bus services

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Southern Vectis say they are responding to a rise in demand by re-introducing a number of services, and increasing the frequency of those they've have been running since lockdown began

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 3:38pm

By Paula Good

Only travel on buses ‘if absolutely necessary’ say Southern Vectis

Island Buses:

The Isle of Wight's bus company say they are expecting an increase in the numbers using its buses over the coming weeks, so reminds passengers of social distancing measures

Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 4:13pm

By Paula Good with one comment

Southern Vectis to reduce bus services

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SV also thank all of their customers for their patience and commend their front-line colleagues, pointing out that they are, "all doing a fantastic job in difficult circumstances"

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 2:48pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council extend Bus Pass support to allow older travellers to shop before 9.30am

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Some good news for the over 65s

Friday, 20th March, 2020 4:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council ‘actively reviewing’ start time of concessionary bus pass

Bus Stop at The Needles Old Battery

Many had raised the issue of older residents not being about to use their concessionary bus pass before 9.30 to shop during priority times at supermarkets

Thursday, 19th March, 2020 6:45pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Southern Vectis: Bear with us as we attempt to keep Isle of Wight bus service running

Island Buses:

Southern Vectis will be introducing a new special timetable on 6th April, but in the meantime ask passengers to be patient should they need to cancel some journeys at short notice

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 8:11am

By Paula Good

What Coronavirus cleaning routines are SouthernVectis, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel carrying out?

Person with rubber gloves holding a spray bottle of household cleaner

Lots of us have to use the buses/ferries/hover. OnTheWight asked them seven questions about their post-Coronavirus cleaning routines, to seek reassurance for Islanders. All provided detailed answers … except Wightlink

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 7:58pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Call for bus shelter outside Donkey Sanctuary

Donkey sanctuary

As well as one of the stops being on the main road with no pavement, there is currently no shelter from the elements

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 1:43pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Tweet by MP claiming cuts to bus route refuted by Southern Vectis boss

Bob Seely - Writing his acceptance speech?

The bus company boss refuted the claims almost immediately on Twitter, but the Isle of Wight MP's Tweet remains live

Friday, 31st January, 2020 3:23pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Hear latest on buses, trains and road travel from Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users’ Group meeting

Back of the bus

If you are a bus, rail or road user, this comprehensive report from the recent meeting of the Bus and Rail Users' Group should be of interest

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 1:52pm

By Stuart George with 8 readers' comments