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Scenic buses & family friendly days out in Isle of Wight

Explore the stunning Isle of Wight from the top deck of many of the country’s most scenic bus services. Southern Vectis dominate the island with their iconic green penetrating every corner of the island.

Bus routes in Isle of Wight

Newport to Ventnor via Blackgang Chine – Route 6 from Southern Vectis

Southern Vectis 6

Newport to Ventnor via Chillerton, Blackgang Chine, Niton & Whitwell

A gorgeous scenic run from the Island's capital through quaint villages to the south coast of the island and the spectacular town of Ventnor.

Ryde to Alum Bay via Shanklin & Ventnor – Island Coaster from Southern Vectis

Island Coaster

Ryde & Shanklin to Yarmouth along the coast via Whitecliff Bay, Ventnor, Blackgang Chine, Freshwater Bay & The Needles

A simply sublime journey along the Western and Southern coasts of the Island.

Yarmouth to The Needles via Alum Bay – The Needles Breezer from Southern Vectis

The Needles Breezer

Yarmouth to The Needles loop via Freshwater Bay, Alum Bay & Totland

The Needles Breezer is one of the most spectacular bus rides in all of England, an open-top ride with views that will simply take your breath away, with buses running up to every 30 minutes.

Places to visit in Isle of Wight

Blackgang chine, carisbrooke.

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Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Fort victoria country park.

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Freshwater Bay

Isle of wight pearl, isle of wight zoo, military road.

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Needles Landmark Attraction

Sandown beach, shanklin explanade.

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The Needles

Whitecliff bay, whitwell church.

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Isle of Wight Buses

Southern Vectis run extensive bus services throughout the island along 10 routes covering the entire island as well as meeting ferries at Yarmouth and Ryde.

Tickets can be bought on route or from Southern Vectis stations, Rover and Freedom tickets can also be purchased through paypoint outlets located at convience stores around the island. Click here for list of paypoint outlets.

Rover tickets last 1 or 2 days. Tickets cost 10 adult 5 child £20 family.

Freedom tickets last 7, 30 or 90 days. A 7 day ticket costs 20 adult 10 child £40 family.

For the night clubbers there's the NightRider ticket giving unlimited travel between the hours of 7pm and 7am.

NUS card holders can purchase half priced tickets.

Sightseeing

Southern Vectis run open top bus tours of the island along 4 routes:

Sandown Bay Breezer - tour of Sandown and Shanklin

Needles Breezer - tour of Freshwater and Yarmouth

Downs Breezer - Across the Isle of Wight downs throughNewton, Arreton and Wotton.

The island coaster - Southern Coast tour.

Dont forget to check the isle of wight weather forecast before taking one of these tours.

Visit Soutern Vectis for further information at www.islandbuses.info

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For great value travel to and around the Island, Hovertravel offer an amazing combination ticket which includes Hovertravel Return and unlimited Island Line Train travel between Ryde & Shanklin.

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* This ticket is only available to book online & not in our terminals.

Island rail.

Explore the Island's East Coast on unique electric trains. The combined Hover Rover Rail ticket includes a day return on the hovercraft from Southsea, plus unlimited use of the Island Line trains. 

The Line runs from Ryde to Shanklin stopping at Smallbrook Junction, Brading, Sandown and Lake.

Prices include Hovercraft day return & unlimited use of the Island Line Network

Sandhopper Bus Service

The Southern Vectis Sandhopper bus service is back for the summer, operating every Sunday from 23rd July to 25th August from Sandown Rail staion to the Esplanade. 

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Wildheart animal sanctuary.

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The orchards holiday caravan & camping park, old mill holiday park.

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Located just off of the south coast of England, the Isle of Wight is only 2 hours door-to-door from London via ferry or hovercraft , making it the perfect year-round destination to explore with family and friends.

If you want to discover things to do , accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, walking and cycling routes, food and drink , plus how to travel around the Island, then look no further. 

England in miniature, there’s always plenty to do here whatever the season thanks to our vibrant events calendar - you can find out what’s on right now. Our blog provides further inspiration on how to make the most of your trip. 

So, why not Say Yes to an Island adventure?

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Say Yes to summer bliss...

Unsure what to do for your summer? Thinking of having a UK staycation? Then look no further than the Isle of Wight which is jam packed with everything you need for a splendid summer.

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Summer stargazing

The Isle of Wight is a perfect destination for eager stargazers. As a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with light pollution kept to a minimum, as well as a mild climate, stargazing on the Island is a great night-time activity.

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Watersports paradise

An Island of 147 square miles, surrounded by water, the Isle of Wight is the ideal destination for a variety of water sports.

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Sailing & Yachting

You can discover premier watersport opportunities, sail the coastlines of the Isle of Wight and immerse yourself in thrilling yachting experiences amidst stunning seascapes.

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Find out what's happening on the Isle of Wight with our comprehensive calendar of festivals and events.

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Two-wheeled adventures

From quiet country lanes and scenic off-road tracks, to towering rural inclines with a view and a descent worthy of your efforts. The Island is the perfect playground for cyclists.

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Discover our towns

With a range of towns to explore, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re a history buff, wildlife lover or looking for activities perfect for the entire family.

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Our beautiful beaches await...

The Isle of Wight has a varied coastline that boasts cliffs, coves, sandy beaches, secret inlets and hidden rock pools to discover. Wherever you end up staying, it’s easy to find a relaxing beach spot pretty much everywhere around the Island.

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  • 1 The Needles Landmark Attraction
  • 2 Monkey Haven
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  • 4 Tapnell Farm Park
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The Royal Hotel

The Royal is recognised as the Island's largest premier hotel. Originally built as a coaching house in 1832, the main hotel is nestled into exotic south facing gardens overlooking Ventnor's stunning…

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Aerial view of Luccombe Hall Hotel, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Originally built in 1870 as the Summer Palace for the Bishop of Portsmouth this lovely family run hotel commands magnificent views of the bay with direct access to the beach and the Old Village of…

Swimming pool at The Wight - Isle of Wight accommodation

Two minutes stroll to sea & shops. Large car park & good wifi. Leisure facilities include a large heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Exceptional (very large if required!) multi choice…

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For over 45 years, Classic Cottages have been the independent holiday cottage and glamping specialists. Still run and owned by the founding family, we pride ourselves on our local expertise in our…

Luccombe Manor is a striking Victorian residence located less than five minutes walk from Shanklin Old Village and Chine. We have direct access to the beach below, and this family friendly hotel…

Award winning family run 5 star Holiday Park, located within an Isle of Wight National Landscape (formerly known as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), situated within the former grounds of an…

Haven Hall is a luxurious country house hotel overlooking the sea on the Isle of Wight with 14 en-suite bedrooms including 6 suites with separate living rooms. Prices from £420.

The Clifton’s stunning cliff top location boasts fabulous views from its conservatory lounge and garden which opens onto the coastal walk. Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin Chine and the beach are a…

The Orchards Holiday Park is a family owned, friendly park, in a rural location in Newbridge, West Wight. There are over 120 touring pitches, 64 holiday caravans, private guest house and holiday home…

It is the wish of Paul, Vicky and their staff at The Havelock to make your stay a memorable experience. We are an independent establishment and so believe in the friendly approach and the personal…

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  • 6 Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park
  • 7 Haven Hall Hotel
  • 8 The Clifton
  • 9 The Orchards Holiday Caravan & Camping Park
  • 10 The Havelock

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  • 1 Luccombe Villa Holiday Apartments
  • 2 Classic Cottages
  • 3 The Havelock
  • 4 The Royal Hotel
  • 5 Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park
  • 6 Haven Hall Hotel
  • 7 The Clifton
  • 8 The Orchards Holiday Caravan & Camping Park
  • 9 Luccombe Hall Hotel
  • 10 Luccombe Manor
  • 11 Wight Coast Holidays - Bembridge, St Helens & Seaview Holiday Homes
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  • 13 Old Mill Holiday Park
  • 1 The Havelock
  • 2 Wight Coast Holidays - Bembridge, St Helens & Seaview Holiday Homes
  • 3 Luccombe Hall Hotel
  • 4 Luccombe Villa Holiday Apartments
  • 5 Haven Hall Hotel
  • 7 Classic Cottages
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  • 11 Old Mill Holiday Park
  • 12 The Orchards Holiday Caravan & Camping Park
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What's on Highlights

Show jumping at the Royal Isle of Wight County Show

The 2024 Royal Isle of Wight County Show promises a bumper crop of fun and entertainment over two days, spread across 32 acres of Showground and woodland.

Yachts racing at Cowes Week

There's nothing quite like Cowes Week; the oldest and largest annual sailing regatta in the World and an iconic feature of the British sporting calendar.

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Legendary Joust at Carisbrooke Castle

Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four legendary knights compete for honour and glory in the Grand Medieval Joust at Carisbrooke Castle.

Outside dining area, The Great Wight Bite

Enjoy a weekend of gastronomic indulgence and cracking entertainment at The Great Wight Bite.

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Walk this Way! The Isle of Wight Walking Festival returns in Spring and Autumn 2024. Find out more here.

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Taking your lunch to new heights

Indulge in delicious cuisine and stunning vistas while enjoying one of the best ways to soak up the Isle of Wight’s beauty – from the elevated terraces of our popular bars and restaurants. 

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Dog-friendly Isle of Wight travel with Wightlink

The Isle of Wight is the ultimate doggy destination, discover how you and your furry friend can relax, unwind and enjoy your ferry journey with Wightlink!

Seafood with a sea view on the Isle of Wight

Seafood with a sea view on the Isle of Wight

Read on for our guide to some of the best places to enjoy the views and the fruits of the sea that surrounds us…

The ultimate guide to fish and chips on the Isle of Wight

The ultimate guide to fish and chips on the Isle of Wight

To help you on your quest for the best takeaway fish and chips, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top spots to enjoy this national delicacy across the Island. 

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These Are 10 Of The Best British Islands To Visit

  • The Isle of Sark in the Channel Islands is among the best British Isles to visit; it's a car-free paradise with horse and carriage rides and bike rentals as transportation options. Activities include horse-carriage tours and cycling.
  • The Isle of Man, located in the Irish Sea, is known for its green rolling hills and Viking ruins at Peel Castle. Activities include hiking, visiting ruins, and shopping in Douglas.
  • The Mainland, Orkney Islands, offers well-preserved Neolithic ruins and ancient monuments. Activities include hiking and exploring Stone Age and Iron Age ruins.

The British Isles are an archipelago with a number of small islands around the two main islands (Ireland and Great Britain). Some of these isles are steeped in history and charm. This article will include the islands associated with the United Kingdom (including the Channel Islands - some of Britain's forgotten gems ).

The British islands have many excellent islands to visit - e.g., the Gaelic-speaking Outer Hebrides of Scotland are not on the list, but they are also worth visiting. Here are some of the most stunning British Isles worth visiting, a few of which are home to some of Britain's best UNESCO Sites .

Isle Of Sark (Guernsey & Crown Dependency)

The Isle of Sark is a royal fief and part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey - one of the Channel Island Crown Dependencies. The little isle is home to around 500 people and is known as the jewel of the Channel Islands.

Sark is one of the few places on earth where cars are forbidden from the island - to get around, hire a bike, or enjoy an old-time horse and carriage ride around the island.

  • Activities: Horse-Carriage Tours, Cycling

Isle Of Man (Crown Dependency)

The Isle of Man is another Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom (basically an independent country). It is located in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland and is one of the larger islands surrounding Great Britain.

Take the ferry from the English city of Lancaster to the Isle of Man and see charming green rolling hills and the impressive Viking ruins at the castle at Peel.

  • Activities: Hiking, Visit Ruins, Shopping in Douglas

Related: Why This Historic Viking Castle On A British Isle Is Worth Visiting

Mainland, Orkney Islands (Scotland)

Mainland is the largest of the Orkney Islands, just to the north of mainland Scotland. It is famous for its impressive Neolithic ruins - some of the best preserved ruins in Great Britain of this kind.

See the Knap of Howar (the oldest standing house in Northern Europe), henges, and other ancient monuments.

  • Activities: Hiking, Exploring Stone Age & Iron Age Ruins

Isle Of Wight (England)

The Isle of Wight is the largest and most famous of the islands of England . Today, it is famous for its charming setting, its Victorian architecture, and its spectacular coastlines.

The Isle of Wight has been a noted English vacation destination since at least Victorian times.

  • Activities: Explore Coastlines & Victorian Architecture

Isle Of Skye (Scotland)

The Isle of Skye is likely the most famous and most visited of the islands of Scotland. The Isle of Skye is noted for its outstanding natural beauty and its excellent distilleries.

Go on a Whiskey-tasting tour in the Isle of Skye while exploring some of the most dramatic landscapes in Scotland.

  • Activities: Hiking, Distillery Tours

Related: Is The Beautiful & Distant Isle Of Skye Actually Worth Visiting?

The Shetland Islands (Scotland)

The Shetland Islands are an even more remote Scottish island archipelago. They are green, windswept islands buffeted by the North Sea.

Discover the rich Viking heritage of these islands and plan to visit during the Up Helly Aa Festival, when the islands celebrate their Viking past .

  • Activities: Hiking, Up Helly Aa Festival

Isle Of Anglesey (Wales)

The Isle of Anglesey is the largest island in Wales and is located just off the northwestern coast of Wales. The island has a large percentage of Welsh speakers (57%) and is considered a stronghold of the Celtic language.

The island has attractions from the UNESCO-listed Beaumaris Castle to the longest name in Europe - Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllllantysiliogogoch.

  • Activities: Explore Medieval Ruins, Hiking

Lundy Island (England)

Lundy is a stunning English island owned by the National Trust . It is a noted English destination for its wildlife (e.g., seabirds and seals) and for the quaint structures on the island.

The little island only has a population of around 28, and most buildings on the island offer some sort of accommodation.

  • Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Walking

Related: Why England's Lundy Island Is Famous & Why This Lonely Forgotten Isle Is Also Worth Visiting

Jersey (Crown Dependency)

Jersey is one of the two Crown Dependencies that make up the Channel Islands. It is the largest of the Channel Islands and is a remnant of the medieval Duchy of Normandy.

Today, it is a great destination to explore island life in the English Channel and see an overlooked part of Europe.

  • Activities: Medieval Ruins, Walking

St Kilda (Scotland)

St Kilda is more than a ghost town; it is a ghost island. It is a remote (and dramatic) island of Scotland now home to the largest colony of Atlantic puffins. Visitors need to take a boat (there are boat tours available) to the island.

Explore the many ruins on the islands and see its blossoming seabird colonies. St Kilda is part of the Outer Herbrides of Scotland and had been inhabited for hundreds of years until it was abandoned in 1930.

  • Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Exploring Ghost Villages

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  1. Days out & open tops

    Our open-top double deck buses with friendly local drivers run every hour from Ryde. Hop on and off anywhere along the route using your 24-hour ticket which also gives you unlimited travel on all our buses across the Island. TIMETABLE. From Friday 29th March to Saturday 28th September 2024.

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    The Needles Breezer is one of the most spectacular bus rides in all of England, an open-top ride with views that will simply take your breath away, with buses running up to every 30 minutes. Enjoy a cliff-hugging, dizzy climb from Alum Bay right up to the Needles Battery, high up where the vistas out to sea are intoxicating.

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    29th March - 28th September. Island Coaster. 29th March - 28th September. The Isle of Wight Biosphere Festival. 29th - 30th June. The Needles Breezer. The Needles Breezer is one of the most spectacular bus rides in all of England. Farringford House and Garden. Farringford is a grade 1 Listed Building and was the main residence of the Poet ...

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    Route 8 also takes you through the Arreton Valley where you can visit Amazon World and Arreton Barns. 5. Route 3. Running from Ryde to Newport along the east coast of the Island, Route 3 takes you along the Bay area of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor. In Sandown, visit Dinosaur Isle or The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary.

  5. Bus routes in Isle of Wight

    The Needles Breezer. Yarmouth to The Needles loop via Freshwater Bay, Alum Bay & Totland. The Needles Breezer is one of the most spectacular bus rides in all of England, an open-top ride with views that will simply take your breath away, with buses running up to every 30 minutes. View route.

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    The Isle of Wight, home to a variety of distinctive landscapes, dramatic cliffs, long stunning beaches and great attractions…. Free cancellation. Recommended by 100% of travellers. from. £79. per adult. 3. Osborne House-A driver guided tour of Victoria's Island Paradise. 6.

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    Route 4 and 5 will get you to East Cowes. Discover Unique Landscapes and Breathtaking Views at The Needles. The Needles Breezer is one of the most spectacular bus rides in all of England, an open-top ride with views that will simply take your breath away. Enjoy a cliff-hugging, dizzy climb from Alum Bay right up to the Needles Battery, high up ...

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    Sightseeing. Southern Vectis run open top bus tours of the island along 4 routes: Sandown Bay Breezer - tour of Sandown and Shanklin. Needles Breezer - tour of Freshwater and Yarmouth. Downs Breezer - Across the Isle of Wight downs throughNewton, Arreton and Wotton. The island coaster - Southern Coast tour.

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    1. Isle of Wight - Day Tour from Brighton. 16. By Discovery Tours. Full-day Tours. 10-11 hours. The Isle of Wight, home to a variety of distinctive landscapes, dramatic cliffs, long stunning beaches and great attractions…. Free cancellation. Recommended by 93% of travellers.

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    Comfortable, convenient, and easy. Purchase your Day Rover bus ticket with ferry travel from Red Funnel for the easiest, most convenient transportation option for getting around the Isle of Wight. Enjoy unlimited travel on the island's bus network, including open top tour buses, which operate from late March to late September.

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    The Line runs from Ryde to Shanklin stopping at Smallbrook Junction, Brading, Sandown and Lake. Prices include Hovercraft day return & unlimited use of the Island Line Network. *Ticket Prices. Adults (16yrs+) £35.00. Child (5-15yrs) £18.00. Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £87.00.

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    Isle of Wight train service. Once you're on the island, there are two main ways of getting around. Regular Island Line trains run south-east from the Wightlink terminal at Ryde Pier as far as Shanklin. It's a short and fun journey which takes around 25 minutes in former London Underground carriages, and an adult ticket costs from £5 for a ...

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    ISLAND BUSES. The principle bus operator on the Isle of Wight, Southern Vectis has been getting Island visitors and residents from A to B since 1929. Operating an extensive bus network across the Island, Southern Vectis' green buses offer a regular and reliable service connecting all major towns, villages, beaches and accommodation.

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    From Portsmouth: Isle of Wight Day Tour by Bus and Ferry. 9 hours; Likely to sell out. 4.2 (12 reviews) From. £79.00. per person. Day trip. ... My Isle of Wight trip from Brighton was fantastic! Andrew, the bus guide, was jovial and terrific, making the journey enjoyable with his informative commentary. The coach was comfortable, the route ...

  16. Tours and Sightseeing on the Isle of Wight

    The Isle of Wight Walking Festival holds two events, one in spring and one in autumn with both offering a wide range of walks for all abilities, including some with fascinating themes. For instance, in 2023 there was a guided walk around the grounds and buildings of Northwood House in Cowes. Look out for the 2024 programme coming soon.

  17. Isle of Wight bus

    The Isle of Wight buses are, on the whole, run by Southern Vectis. Other smaller operators run buses locally to town, or parishes. ... Second Time Around brings a medley of folk and world music to Ventnor Fringe. ... Free bus travel by Southern Vectis for military on Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day. 23, June 2024 ...

  18. How to get from Portsmouth to Isle of Wight AONB by ferry or bus

    Rome2Rio makes travelling from Portsmouth to Isle of Wight AONB easy. Rome2Rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. Find all the transport options for your trip from Portsmouth to Isle of Wight AONB right here.

  19. Fares & tickets

    Use your concessionary bus passes for free travel on Southern Vectis bus services between 9:30am and 11pm Monday to Friday, and all weekend! theKey You can no longer buy any tickets on theKey read to find out your new options

  20. Traffic gridlock in and around Newport as Isle of Wight Festival ...

    WITH road closures in place ahead of the Isle of Wight Festival, traffic to and from Newport is gridlocked. Traffic is snarled along all of Newport's main routes — Fairlee Road, Staplers Road ...

  21. Isle of Wight

    South East England. Isle of Wight. Places in Isle of Wight. Alum Bay; Apse Heath; Arreton

  22. Isle of Wight travel guide: Where to eat, drink, walk and stay on ...

    Southern Vectis buses connect the main towns of Newport, Cowes, Ryde and Yarmouth, even offering Breezer open-top bus tours to top attractions and a Christmas Lights journey around the island's ...

  23. How to get to the Isle of Wight Festival by bus (and how much it'll

    From the Ferry Ports . From Yarmouth. There are regular shuttle buses on Thursday/Friday/Monday from Yarmouth or festival goers can get on the route 7 to Newport bus station and then a shuttle bus ...

  24. Isle of Wight Festival 2024 act Pet Shop Boys visit Osborne House

    Isle of Wight Festival 2024 headliners Pet Shop Boys enjoyed a trip around the iconic Osborne House ahead of their hit-tastic set on Saturday night (June 22). Vocalist Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe hit the main stage at 10.20pm, but were on the Island as tourists ahead of the big show ...

  25. Getting Around

    Watch on. The Isle of Wight was recently voted one of the world's top cycling destinations by Lonely Planet, and an excellent network of cycleways and rail trails links up much of the Island. It is also becoming a great place for a cycling holiday, with Bicycle Island presenting some great trail ideas, cycle hire and help to get you around.

  26. How to get to the Isle of Wight Festival by bus (and how much it'll

    If you're planning on travelling by bus, Southern Vectis is running a number of shuttle services. From the Ferry Ports. From Yarmouth. There are regular shuttle buses on Thursday/Friday/Monday from Yarmouth or festival goers can get on the route 7 to Newport bus station and then a shuttle bus from there direct into the site. From Cowes

  27. The Island Coaster

    5 years ago Fri 5th Apr 2019. Daily: 6th April to 28th September. Follow miles of stunning Isle of Wight coastline from the east side round to the west. Views along this route are unparalleled, offering breath-taking rural and coastal views as far as the eye can see. Hop on at Ryde and follow the shoreline round to Bembridge, the most eastern ...

  28. Isle of Wight Festival 2024 bus times and prices revealed

    Isle of Wight Festival bus stop (Image: Isle of Wight County Press) Isle of Wight Festival 2024 has finally arrived and thousands of music fans are preparing to make their way to the Island. Once arriving, thoughts will no doubt turn to how to get to Seaclose Park, Newport - the home of the festival (especially if you're carrying camping gear!) ...

  29. Visit Isle of Wight: Official travel guide to the Isle of Wight, UK

    Located just off of the south coast of England, the Isle of Wight is only 2 hours door-to-door from London via ferry or hovercraft, making it the perfect year-round destination to explore with family and friends.. If you want to discover things to do, accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, walking and cycling routes, food and drink, plus how to travel around the Island, then look no ...

  30. These Are 10 Of The Best British Islands To Visit

    The little isle is home to around 500 people and is known as the jewel of the Channel Islands. ... The Isle of Wight has been a noted English vacation destination since at least Victorian times ...