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Southern Vectis

Newport PO30 1RD, England
+44 330 053 9182
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The way it should be

The Isle of Wight is in many ways how things used to be, the way things perhaps should still be... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Barry Wood
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Rover tickets

If you want to use the buses it is more economical to buy rover tickets, you can buy daily or... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Lyn B
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Newport PO30 1RD, England
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Isle of Wight is in many ways how things used to be, the way things perhaps should still be. And that applies very much to the island's bus service. Not that the buses are from a bygone age, just the courtesy of the drivers....More

Thank Barry Wood
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you want to use the buses it is more economical to buy rover tickets, you can buy daily or weekly ones, then you can travel anywhere on the Island without having to pay a fortune.

Thank Lyn B
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Southern Vectis buses are modern, clean and run to time. I have always found the drivers to be polite and helpful. And, contrary to some other reviews, I don't find bus travel on the island particularly expensive either. A 90 day 'Freedom' ticket works out...More

Thank Daniel R
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I have found the buses to be the perfect way to explore the Island. I was based in Ryde for my stay. The bus station is ideally situated next to the railway station. The staff in the information office were friendly and helpful. Two tips....More

Thank kevincrowley88
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

The buses offer a comprehensive service, daytime and evening, and most of the island seems to be accessible via Newport. The services I used on a recent visit all seemed quite punctual. Visitors should be warned, however, that getting from A to B can be...More

Thank H11LSW
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

You can get a single from shanklin all the way to freshwater i just tried to use this offer to get a bus from shanklin to sandown through newport..... why should i pay £9 to get from to get to newport back home,,,, you are...More

1  Thank Coralie Laura W
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Much the best way to see the island. Day rover tickets are good value, although individual fares are pricey. Almost all routes operate double-deckers, so you get a fine view of the scenery. Main routes are very frequent in the east and centre of the...More

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I cannot rate the bus service highly enough! I have just returned from a weekend with my partner. The bus service is outstanding. The timetables clear and easy to follow. If you do get stuck the drivers a very helpful. I found the drivers to...More

Thank 915beverlyp
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Great service if you want to travel the Isle of Wight but don't want to drive. What you must remember is - Busses take time - but you do get to see the scenery, prices are very fair but did find that there was a...More

Thank lightstar011
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We bought one of their 7 day freedom tickets (unlimited travel over 7 days) and it's a great way to get around on the island. Relax on the top deck of one of the frequent buses and enjoy the scenery. Buses run to time and...More

Thank markH8236GX
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Karina L
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Response from micheleiow | Reviewed this property |
Hi Karina, Sorry you had a bad experience with Southern Vectis and i hope it hasn't put you off them as their drivers are normally lovely and helpful, some of the best i've come across. Please don't let one bad apple put you... More
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