School Services

School buses are operated between schools and outlying areas by Bus Vannin.

See timetables below for each school area.

These are subject to alteration in bad weather or as a result of road works.

Stops can only be made upon request to the driver, at recognised bus stops. Please note there are some restrictions on stops on certain routes due to capacity issues.

Children up to 19 years of age travelling between their home and IoM Government-run schools and college courses can travel for 40p per journey with a pre-paid Go School smart travel card. Those travelling to school without a card or at other times will have to pay the standard fare. 

Children who receive free school meals may also be exempt from paying a fare on school buses and those eligible will be issued with a Go School travel card from the Department of Education and Children.

Bus vannin provides dedicated services to various schools on the Island

  • Ballakermeen High School
  • St Ninian's Higher and Lower Schools (Bemahague)
  • Douglas Primary Schools
  • Castle Rushen High School and Southern Primary Schools
  • Queen Elizabeth II High School and Western Primary Schools
  • Ramsey Grammar School
  • Northern Primary Schools

Use this link for School Holidays information for 2019-21 provided by the Department of Education and Children.