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Go cards

Purchase/Register or Top up a Go Card

Regular travellers and visitors can save money by purchasing a Go smart travel card.

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.

Please note Go Cards can be reused. 

To support with go card top ups as no cash is being accepted on the bus.

Customers will be required to pay by contactless or Go Cards. 

We have set up some new stations to support with tops if you cannot top up online:

Places that sell/top up cardsUpdated Opening Hours
Monday - FridaySaturdaySunday
Lord Street Old Police Station 08:00- 18:00 08:00-17:00 CLOSED
Port Erin Railway Station 08:00-16:00 CLOSED CLOSED
Castletown Railway Station 09:00-17:00 09:00-16:00 CLOSED
Peel,  Derby Lodge - (50 meters down from Town Hall)  10:30-15:30 CLOSED CLOSED
Ramsey Bus Depot 06:30- 17:00 06:30- 13:00 08:30 - 13:00

Reporting a Go card issue

If you have lost your Go card or wish to report an issue, please fill out the above form.

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 360 days.

Additionally, the annual Go Horse Tram card is available.

Go School cards  

Enable children and young people aged 19 or under, who are in full time education, to travel to IoM Government-run schools and college courses for 40p 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 Saver

Can be loaded with bus saver tickets, permitting unlimited travel on bus services for 1, 3, 5 or 7 consecutive days.

Go Card Dog

We welcome guide and assistance dogs on our trains free of charge. There is a season card for non-assistance dogs at £5 per dog

Where to buy Go cards

Go cards can be purchased online or in person from:


The Welcome Centre in the Sea Terminal, Douglas, open Mondays to Saturdays, 8am to 6pm. Telephone:+44 1624 686801.

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. +44 7624 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.

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