If you’d rather explore on your own accord, there’s an extensive bus network that serves the whole Island - including Ronaldsway Airport and the Sea Terminal in Douglas. Bus Vannin also operate a special TT service on race days, allowing fans to take the bus to many of the best vantage point located around the TT Course. A late night service also operates from Douglas and serves many towns and villages around the Island. It's the sure and safe way of getting you home after a full day on the hedges or revelling in the nightly TT festivities. TT fans can also save money with a range of money saving ticket options. We recommend Go Cards for bus only travel, and Go Explore Cards for exploring by both bus and rail. Please check the Bus Vannin Website or call in at the Welcome Centre (located at the Sea Terminal) to find out what best suits your TT needs.
ISLE OF MAN RAILWAYS
The Isle of Man boasts three heritage railways (with seasonal timetables) that will transport you to your chosen destination in style. It's possible to see the majority of the Island by travelling on the impressive network of railways powered by steam and electricity.
On race days, TT fans can even use the Electric Mountain Railway to watch the action up on the Mountain. Trams to the Bungalow leave regularly from Laxey Station. Tickets and timetables are available from the Welcome Centre located in the Sea Terminal.
Visitors planning to get about by bus can save money by purchasing a Go Card, which offers unlimited travel on all Bus Vannin services for 1, 3, 5 or 7 consecutive days. They are convenient, secure and easy to use with no need to worry about finding loose change for your fare. For a full sightseeing experience on the Isle of Man, however, visitors should purchase a Go Explore card, which allows seamless travel across all Isle of Man Transport scheduled bus and rail services. Go Explore cardholders can experience unlimited travel on the buses as well as scheduled services of the Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Douglas Horse Trams. Please check the website or call in at the Welcome Centre to find out what best suits your TT needs.
Taxi ranks are located directly outside the entrance of Ronaldsway Airport and the Sea Terminal building. Taxis are available to meet flight and sailing times with most destinations around the Isle of Man being covered by fixed tariff charges, so you know exactly how much the journey will cost. The TT and Classic TT both represent very busy periods for taxis, so do book well in advance when using taxis to get to and from the ferry terminal or airport.
Car hire is a great option for TT fans, allowing you complete freedom to explore the island as well as the 37+ miles of the famous TT Mountain Course. With a number of fantastic festival events found right around the Island’s coast, car hire can ensure you get the very most out of your trip to the TT. The majority of car hire companies are based at Ronaldsway Airport, which makes it easy to get yourself on the road as soon as you land. Alternatively, some companies will arrange delivery in advance to the Sea Terminal if you are arriving to the Island by ferry.