Isle of Man Public Transport

Isle of Man Public Transport is a division of the Department of Infrastucture. Public Transport operates bus services throughout the Island as Bus Vannin every day except Christmas Day, plus a unique network of heritage railways for an extended season. These comprise:

  • The Isle of Man Steam Railway, dating from 1873, which operates along a 15¾ mile line between Douglas and Port Erin in the south. It will run from 7 March to 5 November in 2014 plus additional special events such as the Santa Trains and Valentines Trains.
  • The Manx Electric Railway, which carries people on electric trams along a 17½ mile route taking in the spectacular scenery between Douglas and Ramsey via Laxey. Opened in 1893, it will operate from 4 April to 2 November in 2014.
  • The Snaefell Mountain Railway is a unique Victorian enterprise that was built in 1895. The tramway winds from Laxey village on the east coast to the summit of Snaefell, the Island’s only official mountain at 2036 feet above sea level. Snaefell trams will be operating between 11 April and 2 November during 2014, weather permitting.

Free timetables for all bus and rail services can be obtained from the Welcome Centre at Douglas Sea Terminal or on this website. Details of special events and dining experiences are also available. Season tickets, multi-journey and Explorer tickets can be purchased from the Welcome Centre for both bus and rail travel on the Island. 

Isle of Man Public Transport

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Isle of Man


Telephone: +44 1624 662525 (Infoline)

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