In 2009, a group of bus industry professionals achieved a long standing ambition to run a vintage bus service from Warminster in Wiltshire, to the abandoned village of Imber on the Salisbury Plain. It proved to be so popular that it has now become an annual event, with most journeys continuing across the Plain to parts of Wiltshire rarely seen by ordinary public transport users.
There are only a few days each year on which the road through Imber is open to the public and so this year the Imberbus service will only be running on
Saturday 20th August 2022
when several London Transport Routemaster buses (plus a few newer ones) will be the only vehicles allowed to travel through to Imber village and on to other parts of Salisbury Plain. As in previous years, these buses will start from outside Warminster Rail Station and will operate as an ordinary bus service, so there will be no need for passengers to reserve seats or book tickets in advance – just turn up on the day and pay the conductor on the bus or buy a ticket from one of our roving ticket sellers.
Details of what we have planned this year can now be found on our Imberbus 2022 page which includes links to timetables and the route map, plus information on how to get to Warminster and where to park when you get there. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page which we strongly advise you to read if you have not travelled on Imberbus before.
If there are any last minute changes, these will appear on our website during August and we will also notify those who have joined our mailing list. To to add your name to it, please insert your email address into the “Keep up to date” box at the bottom or the right hand side of this page, or click the “+follow” button at the bottom of your screen if using a computer.
You can also find out more information about Imber and Imberbus by checking out the other pages on our website, using the black menu bar at the top of this page. Then if you need to contact us for more information, please fill in the contact form on the right hand side of this page or visit our contact page.