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

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

Southern Vectis bus drivers and staff praised by Islanders and boss


Bus boss says the snow and ice was "a real test of our resilience" and praises all staff who helped the bus service "come through with flying colours".

Monday, 5th March, 2018 6:58am

By Paula Good with 2 readers' comments

New management team at Southern Vectis

SV Ben Bartram and Simon Moye

The two new appointments come at a time of investment for the Isle of Wight bus operator - with a new fleet of vehicles due soon.

Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 12:21pm

By Paula Good

Southern Vectis parent company named UK Bus Operator of the Year

Some of the Go South Coast team.

Congratulations to Go South Coast, the parent company of Isle of Wight bus service, Southern Vectis, who have scooped major accolades in the highly-regarded UK Bus Awards.

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 10:46am

By Paula Good with one comment

Wrens make special visit to Isle of Wight in run-up to Armistice Day

SV Poppy Wrens

Southern Vectis teamed up with Hovertravel to welcome a group from the Association of Wrens to the Island for a poppy event in the run-up to Armistice Day.

Monday, 30th October, 2017 11:45am

By Paula Good

New Isle of Wight ASDA bus stop will affect bus journey times

ASDA and blue sky

Buses will revert to their Winter Timetable early next month, but three routes are due to be affected by the introduction of a new stop at ASDA in Newport from Monday.

Friday, 18th August, 2017 5:17pm

By Sally Perry

TITF report: Southern Vectis comes out well

Island Buses:

Southern Vectis have the monopoly on bus services on the Isle of Wight and having made a significant investment over recent years to is recognised "as one of the highest performing rural service providers”.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 12:31pm

By Sally Perry