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 we are expecting the Imberbus service to run only 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 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.
At the moment, the arrangements for 2022 are expected to be broadly similar to last year, but during the Summer we will update this web site with details of what we have planned and 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.
In the meantime, you can 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.