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Very friendly and helpful drivers

Bought a rover ticket which is excellent value for money. Drivers all helpful. One bus we got on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liz S
Great value travel with the key card

Love using Southern Vectis with clean buses and friendly drivers.If you have a key card then you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
clive s
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Whilst staying on the Isle of Wight for a week my husband and i had to (due to unexpected car issues) use public transportation. When we was staying in Newport it wasn't so bad since Newport has the central bus station where you are able...More

6  Thank peddiekathleen
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 November 2015

The Isle of Wight boast is we are a green island, why is it cheaper to drive everywhere than go by bus? Example Newport to Cowes (6miles) £3:50. It's cheaper to drive there AND park. I recently got a bus from Weymouth to Bridport (22...More

6  Thank little5xt
SVectis, Manager at Southern Vectis, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

Hello littlext, We're a little confused by your review as we've checked with the local bus companies and the fare from Weymouth to Bridport is £4.50. Our single fares range from £1.50 short hop to £4.50 for journeys across the island, a distance of up...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel in Ryde was less than a block from the bus station, and it was perfect for us. We went absolutely everywhere by bus, and saw most of the island in a few days. One driver told us we'd save money by purchasing a...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best way to explore the Isle of Wight is on the distinctive green southern vectis Buses! We travelled on a few routes around the island and were afforded an excellent service, new buses and great views! There are many ticket deals so best to...More

Thank Tiegan13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bought a rover ticket which is excellent value for money. Drivers all helpful. One bus we got on was filfy with litter of cans and takeaway cups shoved between the seat backs (not the bus company's fault), maybe providing bins might help?

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love using Southern Vectis with clean buses and friendly drivers.If you have a key card then you can buy five day tickets for only £25(Works out as £5 a day)and you have plenty of time to use these day tickets too.Great views on route 12...More

Thank clive s
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We live in East Herts and have had two of our three bus services cut recently and it was so refreshing to use a service that was intact.Pick up your timetable from the ferry terminal and you can plan your visit.The buses we used were...More

Thank FRED B
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Staying in Ryde and wanted to see the Island, so got a £10 ticket for the day, so we could get on & off the buses, wherever we chose. Went as far as Freshwater Bay & Yarmouth, then back via Newport, but now know where...More

Thank Eric960
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Most drivers are usually friendly and helpful, but the ticket prices are ridiculous. £4.50 just to go from Newport to Shanklin is not OK.

Thank Kieran C
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Services run close to advertised, but suffer from the National Average in cutting out a bus just when you want it. Vehicles are good, clenliness good and drivers are mostly excellent.

Thank Moondance42
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

what wonderful drivers, I wouldn't want to take a car down some of those roads let alone a double decker bus. all the drivers were so helpful pointing out the correct stops of attractions. generally run on time but when you see the routes the...More

Thank Celia L
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Just awful travel. Never on time. Over priced. Quite often buses just drive pass and don't even attempt to pick people up. Definitely not worth the money.

Thank Tristan B
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19 August 2018|
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Response from Julie G | Reviewed this property |
And the buses are so frequent it’s really easy to get around £24 pp
Karina L
11 August 2017|
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Response from benjyboyiow |
Im sure to be honest this is untrue.i always find the drivers to be fine.i think people like karina expect drivers to to be there personal assistant.some of the ridiculous requests/moaning my fellow passengers put on drivers... More