In this paper, a bandwidth reduction scheme and its VLSI implementation for H.264/AVC motion vector decoding component is proposed to save the DRAM traffic. In this component, the motion information including motion vector and reference index, for the co-located picture and the last decoded line, is stored in DRAM. In order to save the DRAM access, a partition based storage format is first applied to condense the MB level data. Then, a DPCM-based variable length coding method is utilized to reduce the data size of each partition. Finally, the total bandwidth is further reduced by combining the co-located and last-line information. Experimental results show that the bandwidth requirement for motion vector calculation can be reduced by 85%~98% on typical 1080p and QFHD sequences, with only 7.8k additional logic gates. This can contribute to near 20% bandwidth reduction for the whole video decoder system.