Transport & tours

Getting around the Island

Getting around the Isle of Man

There are various forms of transport for getting around the Island, some are new and modern, some step you back to the Victorian days.

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Click HERE for the Isle of Man bus and rail information.
The island boast an excellent bus service. “Bus Vannin” operates an extensive network across the whole island.

Bus Tickets

Click for the GO EXPLORE tickets. There are various types, which can be either by pre purchased before you get here or at various locations on the island.

Go Explore

1,3,5 – 7 Day consecutive Travel

Go Explore Heritage

5 day unlimited travel plus admission to all Manx National Heritage sites.

Nikki’s Top Tip

Bring you National Trust or English Heritage Cards to get “FREE” access to all Manx National Heritage sites.

Steam train

Step back in time for a journey you will never forget

Experience the grandeur of travelling between Douglas and the south of the Island on a Victorian railway, perfectly frozen in time.

Click here for details on the Heritage Railways.

Click here to find out more on the ultimate driving experience.

Click here for details on their dining experiences

Nikki & Nigel highly recommend trying out this experience.

Steam Train

Electric railway & horse trams

Electric railway & horse trams

Electric railway

Click here for details on the Manx Electric Railway.

Snaefell Electric railway

Click here for details on Snafell Electric Railway.

Douglas horse trams

A testimony to Victorian engineering and endurance, the Douglas Horse Trams have been in existence on the Isle of Man since 1876 and celebrated their 140th anniversary on 7 August 2016. Find out more about them on the visitisleofman website by clicking here.

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