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busesbestivalSouthern Vectis will be running direct services from ferry terminals across the Island and Newport Town to Bestival for campers both today (Thursday) and tomorrow, with a shuttle bus service from Newport in operation throughout the event until 14:00 on Monday.

From Ryde, the first bus will leave Ryde at 05:00 on Thursday and run at frequent intervals until 23:00. On Friday the first bus will leave Ryde at 06:00 and run up to every 15 minutes until 19:00 then hourly until last bus at 23:00.

From the Bestival site buses will depart for Ryde at 45 minutes past each hour from 14:45 on Sunday throughout the night until 04:45 on Monday morning, with buses then running at frequent intervals until last bus at 14:00 from Bestival. 

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In East Cowes, buses will leave from Castle Street on Thursday and Friday at 05:30 and run to connect with every ferry arrival until 23:30. 

From Bestival buses will depart for East Cowes at 30 minutes past each hour from 14:30 on Sunday throughout the night until 04:30 on Monday morning, then buses will run at frequent intervals from 05:00 until last bus at 14:00 from Bestival.

Meanwhile in Cowes, the first bus will leave Cowes on Thursday at 05:00 (and 07:00 on Friday) and run to connect with every ferry arrival until 23:30.

From Bestival buses will depart for Cowes at 15 minutes past each hour from 14:15 on Sundaythroughout the night until 04:15 on Monday morning, then buses will run at frequent intervals from 05:00 until last bus at 14:00 from Bestival. 

On the other side of the Island, the first bus will leave Yarmouth at 06:30 and run to connect with every ferry arrival until 16:00. On Friday there will not be a direct bus service to Bestival, however it is recommend catching the Route 7 bus from Yarmouth Bus Station to Newport Bus Station and changing onto one of the frequent shuttle buses to Bestival.

From Bestival buses will depart for Yarmouth at 15 minutes past each hour from 14:15 on Sunday throughout the night until 04:15, then buses will run every 30 minutes from 05:00 until last bus at 14:00 from Bestival. 

From Newport, the first bus will leave Newport at 07:30 on Thursday and run until 23:05. On Friday the first bus will leave Newport at 07:30 and run until 02:05 the following morning. Return journeys will depart Bestival throughout the day with late night departures every 30 minutes 02:30 the following morning. 

On Saturday the first bus will leave Newport at 07:30 and from Bestival at 07:55 running until last bus from Newport at 02:05 and from Bestival at 02:30 the following morning. Meanwhile on Sunday the first bus will leave Newport at 08:05 and from Bestival at 08:30 running until last bus from Newport at 02:05 and from Bestival at 02:30 the following morning. 

On Monday the first bus will leave Bestival at 06:00 and run every 15 minutes until 14:00. 

New for 2014, night buses will run until 02:30 to all main towns across the Island on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. 

If you are travelling to Bestival from any location on the island you can purchase a special through ticket from any bus for £6, change at Newport onto the direct shuttle to Bestival running throughout the weekend. If you are travelling regularly throughout the weekend consider buying a 24 or 48 hour Rover ticket or a 7 day Freedom ticket, these can be purchased from any regular bus service or from travel shops in Newport and Ryde but not the special Bestival services.

Rover tickets, Freedom tickets and key cards can only be used on normal green service buses, the Newport to Bestival shuttle bus and night buses from Bestival at 00:30, 01:30 and 02:30. They are not valid on any other Bestival shuttle bus.

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