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Southern Vectis

Newport PO30 1RD, England
+44 330 053 9182
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Impressive bus service

Wow what a fantastic bus service you have on the Isle of Wight £24 for a weekly ticket and you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie G
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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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Southern Vectis

The bus service on the isle is second to none very prompt drivers very smart and mostly on time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gordon B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a fantastic bus service you have on the Isle of Wight £24 for a weekly ticket and you can ride anywhere and everywhere as often as you wish. It made our Motorhome holiday perfect as once pitched up we didn’t need to move...More

Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bus service on the isle is second to none very prompt drivers very smart and mostly on time without doubt this bus Service is something to be proud off I have nothing but praise for this service

Thank Gordon B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bet every review mentions extortionate pricing. Personally I found the price fairly reasonable from Apse Heath to Newport tonight. The driver was friendly and the journey was quick!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent a day using the bus on the isle of wight i worked out its cheeper using my car. Which is no incentive to use public transport. There needs to be more competition. It may lower the prices.

Thank Keith A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have nothing but praise for Southern Vectis. As a resident of the island the bus network is a great way of getting around. The main hub for the buses are the bus stations at Newport and Ryde and from these places you reach the majority...More

Thank Gumbee1969
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I use the bus to get to work most days, very rarely is the bus on time, the fare is expensive, quite often the bus is full. Why put a single decker on the number 5 route? the route is always busy as people visit...More

Thank Ally24683
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I am visiting the island and I hold a bus pass that is issued in Wales so I have to pay on the I. O. W buses I travel around the country a lot and this is the most expensive rover ticket for bus only...More

Thank Chris E
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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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Karina L
11 August 2017|
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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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