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Bus Vannin Fleet

Welcome to the bus timetables and information page. This page is a guide to all our services for residents and visitors, as well as information about our fleet.  

View or download the bus route maps.

Bus Journey Planner

Isle of Man Transport’s customers now have access to easy to use journey planner called Traveline. Traveline can help you find the best route, by simply entering in where you want to go to/from and at what time. The web based system, which also covers the whole of the UK, provides all journey options available using the most up to date information from bus vannin. 

Traveline provides a quick and easy solution to get you from A to B. 

Plan your journey

Bus passenger journeys exceed 3.7 million a year

A total of 3,780,751 passengers used bus vannin services during 2019.

Transport20182019% difference
bus vannin 3,677,377 3,780,751 3%

Bus Vannin had a fantastic year and had a 3% increase of passengers numbers year on year. This is especially a good news story when you compare to the UK, where the local government association continue to report a drop in passenger numbers year on year. With bus patronage in England down by 6.9% in five years, bus vannin have increased by 10.7% in the last five year.

National Highways and Transport Network (NHT) also carried out a Public Satisfaction survey, where local Bus Services received a 79% satisfaction, and when benchmarked against NHT average which was 60%. Whilst at bus vannin we strive higher, and are working on a number of incentives to make travelling by bus easier.

Hullad Oie/ Night Owl is our late night bus service, which operates on Fridays and Saturdays generally. Services depart Douglas at 00:15 and serve all the major towns on the Island. These services are all prefixed with the letter N, and begin after midnight with journeys charged at double the standard adult fare. Full details can be found in the relevant timetable pages.

Accessibility Information

Our commitment to you

Isle of Man Transport is committed to helping less able customers travel more easily on our transport system.

We recognise that our customers may have different requirements when they travel with us and we are committed to making your journey as easy as possible.

This applies not only to wheelchair users, but also:

  • customers with auditory and visual impairments or learning disabilities
  • customers whose mobility is impaired through temporary or long term conditions
  • elderly customers
  • customers accompanying disabled children in pushchairs

Further details on Accessibility Information

Fleet Information

Our bus fleet consists of a mix of single and double deck large buses plus a number of Mercedes Benz Sprinter City 45 minibuses.

With the exception of the private hire Heritage Fleet, which includes AEC and Leyland double decker buses ranging from 1948 to 1967, all our modern buses meet the regulations set out in the Disability Discrimination Act and have engine exhaust emissions that meet the very latest EU Euro V or VI requirements.

Bus vannin is Isle of Man Government owned and operated. Our full Conditions of Carriage and Passenger Regulations can be viewed or downloaded from the downloadable documents.

Public Transport Administration

Isle of Man Public Transport

Banks Circus

Lake Road


Isle of Man


Telephone:Telephone +44 1624 697400 Infoline +44 1624 662525 for public enquiries

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