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Ways to get around


Once you’ve arrived on the Isle of Man you can find an extensive bus network which serves the whole of the Island, the bus stands in Douglas are not far from the sea terminal on lord street, only 2 mins towards peel on the main road.

You can board one of the three heritage railways which offer a perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and travel in style.
Inside Douglas there is a train station which forms the starting point for the heritage steam railway, The train station is approximately ten minutes walk from the sea terminal, When you leave the sea terminal, head in the direction of Peel, past the Bus stands and continue uphill. At the second set of traffic lights the train station is almost in front of you on the left.
The heritage trains are seasonal and the last train leaves Douglas near 5pm most days.
Train timetable 2016

Near the sea terminal in Douglas you can find a stop where you can board a horse drawn tram. As you exit the sea terminal and make your way towards the promenade just after the roundabout you will find bus stops and a stop sign for the horse drawn tram. The tram runs the entire length of Douglas Promenade. Allowing you the time to take in some of the beautiful scenery. At the opposite end of the promenade is the stables and terminus for the electric railway.

The electric railway travels along the coastline and through a few glens as it makes its way from Douglas to Ramsey via Laxey. Laxey is the changing point for passengers who wish to use the mountain railway that takes you to the very top of Snaefell mountain. Laxey train station has a café and also at the top of Snaefell you can find the highest chef on the island.

The public are able to purchase a range of travel tickets which offer unlimited travel on the buses and railways as well as free entry to heritage attractions. These saver tickets are a great way of seeing the Island and saving money at the same time!


Car Rental

Sometimes you want to do everything. See everything and travel beyond every hill. Investigate every winding bend in the road. Other times, you simply want to slow down, go your own pace. You could find a car hire company allowing you to take to the open roads and explore till your heart’s content.

Athol car hire has two offices one in Douglas and the other inside the airport.

Isle of Man Rant a Car offer a meet and greet service for customers that require a car at the sea terminal.

Athol Car hire Website
IoMRaC Website




If you are looking for a Taxi to simply get you where you need to be without the hassle of driving, without needing to find the place yourself

With over 70 vehicles Telecabs taxi service is one of the largest taxi companies on the Isle of Man. Telecabs can help you travel from the Airport or the sea terminal to anywhere on the island. Telecabs can handle any size of a group, with multiple minibuses in their fleet. They can also help with disability transport or even top class executive cars.

A1 Taxi Group are a large taxi company also. A1 taxis are based in Douglas and can also help with minibuses, disability and all island coverage.

Ramsey Taxis are based in Ramsey (North of the island) when a taxi is needed in the north of the island this company may be able to help sooner. 


Telecabs 01624 629191
A1 Taxi Group 01624 674488
Elegance Taxis 01624 672672
Ramsey Taxis 01624 818181