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 will be running the Imberbus service only on

Saturday 21st August 2021

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 & 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.

For details of this year’s event, please click here to visit the Imberbus 2021 page to see what we have planned and to download a copy of the timetable. 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.

If you need to contact us, please fill in the contact form on the right hand side of this page or visit our contact page . You can also keep up to date with future Imberbus events by adding your name to our mailing list – just insert your email address into the “Keep up to date” box on the top right hand side of this page, or click the “+follow” button at the bottom of your screen.


Saturday 21st August 2021 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, cycles, motorbikes, scooters or other vehicles 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.