School Travel

As the Isle of Wight Council’s principal contractor for home to school transport, Southern Vectis operates a dedicated fleet of over 54 vehicles with 134 daily school journeys, making in excess of 5000 passenger journeys every day.

Students travelling on school buses will need a Term Ticket or a Privilege Seat Scheme ticket issued by the Isle of Wight Council.

Term Tickets for students eligible for free home-to-school transport can be collected from your school reception on the first day of term.

Students who are not eligible for free transport but would like to use a school bus service should contact the Isle of Wight Council School Transport Team, details of which are shown below. Southern Vectis is unable to give any advice regarding the provision of term time tickets or Privilege Seat Scheme tickets.

If you have any comments or complaints about the home to school transport provided by Southern Vectis, please contact the Isle of Wight Council School Transport Team on 01983 823780 who will log the details and contact Southern Vectis as appropriate.

What ticket do you need to use Vectis Blue buses?

Students travelling on school buses will need a Term ticket or Privilege Seat Scheme ticket issued by the Isle of Wight Council depending on whether they are eligible for free travel.

Not eligible for free transport?

Students who are not eligible for free transport but would like to use a school bus service should contact the Isle of Wight Council at transport.info@iow.gov.uk