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 operating on
Saturday 15th August 2020
when several London Transport Routemaster buses (plus a few newer ones) will be the only vehicles allowed to travel through to Imber village between 10am and 6pm.
Once again, buses will pick up close to Warminster Rail Station and run direct to Imber then continue to other parts of Salisbury Plain rarely visited by the general public. These buses will be operating as an ordinary bus service, so there will be no need to reserve seats or book tickets in advance – just turn up on the day and pay the conductor on the bus.
The places that our buses visit can be seen by clicking on the map above and passengers will be able to board and and alight at any point along the route. However as some of the other arrangements for our 2020 event will be slightly different to previous years, we will not be able to publish further details of what we have planned until the Summer, so if you wish to join us for a trip across Salisbury Plain and be kept up to date with the arrangements for Imberbus 2020, please adding your name to our mailing list by inserting your email address into the box on the right hand side of this page, or click the “+follow” button at the bottom right hand side of your screen.
In the meantime, if you want to find out more information about Imber and Imberbus, please check out the other pages on our website using the black menu bar at the top of this page and then if you need additional information, please visit our contact page to find out how to get in touch.
Saturday 15th August 2020 will be a car free day at Imber, when the only vehicles that will be allowed to access the military roads to the village will be buses that are operating the Imberbus service. There will be no access for cars, motorbikes or bicycles on this date and this rule will be strictly enforced, so if you wish to drive your own vehicle to Imber, you will need to visit on a different date – please visit the Imber Church website for details of the other days when the church is open, as this is when the road through Imber will be open to all traffic.