Smart travel cards branded as Go cards can be purchased for bus and rail journeys with Isle of Man Transport.
They are convenient, secure and easy to use with no need to worry about finding loose change for your fare. Passengers pre-purchasing Go travel cards benefit from reduced fares and also enable bus services to run more efficiently.
Go Explore cards enable sightseers to travel on all our scheduled bus and rail services for 1, 3, 5 or 7 consecutive days. They are also valid for travel on the Douglas Horse Trams when operating.
Annual cards are available to provide unlimited bus or rail travel for one year. There is also a Go Platinum Reserve card that includes all bus and rail travel plus admission to all Manx National Heritage sites for one year. Additionally, the Go Horse Tram card is available for the 2016 season.
Go School cards enable children and young people aged up to 19 years, who are in full time education, to travel to IoM Government-run schools and college courses for 25p per journey. Children who receive free school meals are exempt from paying a fare on school buses. Those eligible are issued with a Go School travel card from the Department of Infrastructure.
Go Places 12 journey cards offer great savings for passengers who travel regularly on the same route.
Go cards can be loaded with bus saver tickets, permitting unlimited travel on bus services for 1, 3, 5 or 7 consecutive days.
Where to buy Go cards
Go cards can be purchased online via www.gotravel.im or in person from:
The Welcome Centre in the Sea Terminal, Douglas, open Mondays to Saturdays, 8am to 6pm.
Douglas Railway Station and Derby Castle MER terminus when trains and trams are operating.
Ramsey Bus Station* - 7.30am-5pm Mondays to Fridays; Saturday 9am to 5pm.
Laxey and Ramsey MER stations* when trams are operating.
Port Erin Railway Station* - 9am-5pm Mondays to Fridays. When the office is not staffed during office hours on weekdays, please tel. 07624 433380 for assistance.
IoM Airport information desk.
Castletown Station* when trains are operating.
House of Manannan, Peel, open daily 10am to 5pm except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
*Supervisors in charge at these locations are required to perform tasks concerned with the operation of buses and trains and it cannot be guaranteed that the office will be staffed at all times.
How to top up Go cards
Most Go cards are rechargeable and cannot be used unless they are topped up with pre-payment for multi-journey or period saver products.
They can be topped up online. You will need to register your card to make payment online and this gives you protection if your card is lost. Allow 24 hours for online top-ups to be available for collection on the bus.
Cards can also be topped up in person at main bus and rail stations, the Welcome Centre in Douglas Sea Terminal, the House of Manannan in Peel and the airport information desk. Cards can be used to travel immediately after top-ups are made on Island.
Please note, annual cards cannot be registered or topped up.