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

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

Southern Vectis increase some fares by double the rate of inflation

Pound coins

Although some fares are being frozen, Freedom tickets and multi-day bundles are subject to increases from next month, some double the rate of inflation.

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 2:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

New Daisy Bus and service secured for cancer patients thanks to fundraising efforts

daisy bus

Anyone involved in fundraising to save the Wessex Cancer Trust Daisy Bus service for cancer patients is invited to a celebration next week.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 6:09pm

By Lorraine White

LIVE Isle of Wight snow, schools and travel updates: 1 February 2019

Snow on the Isle of Wight

Check back here to see the latest news on school closures, roads and cross-Solent travel during the snow and ice days.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 7:02am

By Sally Perry

Cheaper bus travel for Isle of Wight apprentices

Apprentice Jez conway

A project to promote work-based sustainable travel – has agreed deal with Southern Vectis to enable apprentices to benefit from an 80 per cent discount on 30-day, multi-day Key Card.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 3:15pm

By IW Council Press Office

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

Island Buses:

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.

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 12:16pm

By Stuart George

Go South Coast scoop accolades at National Transport Awards

GSC National Transport Awards

MD, Andrew Wickham said, “This is fantastic recognition for the entire Go South Coast team - and not least all my colleagues at Southern Vectis here on the Isle of Wight."

Monday, 15th October, 2018 11:47am

By Paula Good

School bus fares to be hiked by almost three times for some (updated

vectis blue school bus

If you send your child to a school that is outside their catchment area and you want them to travel on a school bus you have to pay for what's called a 'privilege' seat. From next term the council are hiking the prices by almost three times for some parents. The cabinet member responsible says “I do accept it’s expensive, but I do feel the price increase is justified".

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018 11:49am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight bus routes voted among six of most scenic in country

the needles at sunset

In the first survey of its kind, Bus Users UK asked passengers to vote for their most spectacular routes - and the Isle of Wight operator, Southern Vectis, polled third in England for two of its routes.

Monday, 28th May, 2018 8:18am

By Paula Good with 2 readers' comments

Free bus travel for those taking part in Walk the Wight 2018

southern vectis new buses

Special shuttle buses will take people on regular trips from several locations on the Isle of Wight with free all day travel on any Southern Vectis route to all those with a walker number or WTW18 medal.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 8:48am

By Paula Good

Newport bus station re-jig: New location of bus routes and some Stands re-lettered (Map)

New Newport Bus Station layout 2018

Do you use the bus station in Newport? Here are the details of the big ol' rejig Southern Vectis are doing of where buses leave from Newport bus station and re-lettering some of the Stands. A big map and details enclosed.

Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 8:52pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Top award for 30+ years’ service and ‘heart and soul of the company’

dave parkes southern vectis award

Dave Parkes joined Southern Vectis on the YTS scheme in 1987 and is regarded by colleagues as the ‘heart and soul of the company’. He's now been awarded named 'employee of the year'.

Monday, 12th March, 2018 12:02pm

By Paula Good with 2 readers' comments