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

Southern Vectis introduce price rises on multi-day tickets

new pound coins

Do you agree with Southern Vectis when they say the "small changes will have minimal impact on customers"?

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 11:53am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Stop picking on people with disabilities and keep full-time bus passes

Bus Stop:

This reader asks whether the Isle of Wight Council want to delay health care to some of the people with the greatest health needs by keeping them from accessing the hospital

Friday, 15th November, 2019 7:29pm

By Anonymous with 6 readers' comments

Further disruption on Island Line trains

Tilt shift train line

SWR say that to assist you with your journey, your tickets will be accepted, at no extra cost to yourself on Southern Vectis bus routes 2 and 3.

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 8:40am

By Sally Perry

Free hover and bus travel for veterans and armed forces this Sunday

woman holding a giant poppy on bus

Two more Isle of Wight transport providers have offered free travel on Remembrance Sunday for serving military personnel and veterans

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 8:07am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight battered by gale force winds: Cross-Solent and road travel affected

Jamie Russell - Stormy 3 640

It’s not just cross-Solent travel that is affected by the gale-force winds, you'll need to take care on the Island roads and around the coast too

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 9:22am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Have your say on plans for network of bus-priority routes

Back of the bus

Isle of Wight Council are working together with Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council on a network of bus-priority routes and want to hear your views on the plans.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 5:21pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight open top bus ride in Guardian’s UK Top Ten

Needles Breezer travelling along the edge of the coast

It's described as a vertigo-inducing climb and has made the top ten of best open-top rides in the UK.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Lovingly restored 1880 Vanner Stagecoach hitched up for first time in 84 years

Vanner Stagecoach by Trevor_Whelan

When the 1880 Vanner stagecoach, Civility, was hitched up to horses for the first time in 84 years it was a moving moment for those who had worked on restoring the vehicle.

Monday, 8th July, 2019 12:12pm

By Trevor Whelan with one comment

Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users Group: All welcome to public meeting on Saturday

train at ryde station

If you are a bus or train user on the Isle of Wight you are welcome to attend this meeting on Saturday morning in Newport to ask questions of the travel companies.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 9:06am

By Stuart George

Isle of Wight council to axe five school bus routes

vectis blue school bus

One parent says the axing of five school bus routes from next September is "a kick in the teeth for working parents".

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council chooses not to have greater control over Island bus services

Island Buses:

Isle of Wight Council has chosen not to have greater control over the bus services on the Island, despite the Minister urging it.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 5:10pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Met Office forecasts up to 65 mph winds for the Isle of Wight this week

woman's hair blowing in the wind

Get ready for more strong winds, trees down and disruption to cross-Solent travel as the Met Office forecast wind gusts of up to 50-55 mph inland and 65 mph along the coastlines.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 2:08pm

By Sally Perry