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Rydabus Free

20 – 21 May 2017


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Rydabus Free


Rydabus 2017

Mid day start on Saturday
10am - Sunday

The Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, based in Ryde, is delighted to introduce RYDABUS: a vintage Bus Running weekend offering transport enthusiasts and members of the public alike the opportunity to re-live bus operations from a bygone age.

There's a huge number of different types of buses to ride on and further ones to see standing.

The event takes place on Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st May 2017, when a network of free bus services, similar to those seen in and around Ryde in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s will be operated using preserved buses and coaches, many of which are typical of the types used in the area during that period.

How much does it Cost?
All rides on vintage buses operating services 3, 6, 6B, 7 & 20 are completely free of charge, with buses being loaded on a first come, first served basis. Please be aware that our vintage buses cannot carry standing passengers.

To enable our visitors to make the most of their day, we recommend that you purchase a special event Programme which includes full details of all routes, timetables, vehicle workings and information about all operational and static display buses and coaches.

Historic Ryde Tour
The Historic Ryde Tour will be operated by vehicles that are fully licensed to carry paying passengers. Fares for these tours are:

For a single passenger: £2.50 per person per single tour For a family group (maximum 2 adults plus unlimited children): £5 per group per single tour