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 we are only able to run Imberbus on one of those dates. Therefore this year the Imberbus service will run only on

Saturday 19th August 2023

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 operate as an ordinary bus service, so there will be no need (or opportunity) for passengers to reserve seats or book tickets in advance – just turn up on the day and either pay the conductor on the bus, or purchase a ticket from our ticket desk outside the station.

Further information on what we have planned for this year’s event will be published on this website during the summer, but the format is likely to be similar to last year, details of which can be found on our Imberbus 2022 web page. This information will then also be emailed to those people that have subscribed to our mailing list, so if you would like to receive these, please add your name to our mailing list by inserting 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 after doing that, 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.