The Old Girl, as she is affectionately known, is available to transport you and / or your guests to and from their accommodation to the wedding venue and on to the reception venue.
Tailored to meet your individual requirements, our service will ensure that everyone is in the right place at the right time with a touch of class that modern vehicles simply cannot provide and all your guests can enjoy that extra glass of champagne ! We'll even dress the bus with ribbons and bows for you.
The Old Girl was purchased new in 1939 and, unlike most vintage buses, this beautiful specimen has spent its entire life - that's almost 75 years - here on the Isle of Wight with Southern Vectis, its original owner.
Her working life began on the Ryde to Cowes route, taking workers to and from the shipyards in the Second World War. Since then, the bus has seen a number of modifications, including having her roof removed in 1959. For many years she worked on the steep Needles bus route and she is still occasionally used on the Downs Breezer route. Having clocked up nearly 800,000 miles during her working life, she is reputed to be the longest serving bus in the UK in operation with her original owner.
The bus has 56 seats of which 30 are on the upper deck and 26 in the lower saloon.
To find out more about hiring the 'Old Girl' or any of our other coaches or buses, please call our friendly Private Hire team on 01983 827065 or email them Please write in the subject line of your email 'Old Girl Enquiry' which will ensure it reaches the correct person. Thank you.