Snaefell Mountain Railway
Let the Snaefell Mountain Railway transport you to the summit of the Island’s only mountain where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Seven Kingdoms.
This unique Victorian enterprise, which is around five miles long, has been in operation since 1895 and is the only electric mountain railway in the British Isles.
You can start your journey in Douglas or in the pretty village of Laxey on the east coast - then simply sit back and relax as you are transported through the beautiful Manx countryside.
En route you’ll be able to see the Laxey glens and Lady Isabella – Laxey’s water wheel – as well as the Bungalow, a famous TT landmark and only other stop on the line.
Once you have reached Snaefell’s summit, at 2,036 feet above sea level, you may be able to see some, or all, of the Seven Kingdoms - England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man and the kingdoms of heaven and the sea.
There are no roads to the summit of Snaefell but there are a number of paths that lead to the Bungalow, and Laxey, for those visitors who want to make their own way up or down the mountain.
Season and Tickets
The Snaefell Mountain Railway runs from April 4th to November 1st.
Trams depart from Laxey and the journey to the mountain’s summit takes around 30 minutes.
Tickets can be purchased from the Manx Electricity Railway stations or from the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal. A return journey from Laxey to Snaefell costs £10 for adults and £5 for children.
Disabled access is limited.
Throughout the season Isle of Man Railways operates a number of special events which incorporate the Snaefell Mountain Railway.
If you’re looking to do something romantic or mark a special occasion try the Sunset Dinner nights where you can raise a glass, have a meal, and enjoy the stunning views from the highest point on the Isle of Man.
Budding astronomers will enjoy an evening of stargazing and supper at the Pie in the Sky events or you can simply choose to have Sunday lunch with a difference at the summit.