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Getting Here & Around

Getting To and around the Isle of Man

Getting to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is part of the British Isles Common Travel Area. This area includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.  There are no immigration controls when travelling between any of the areas in the Common Travel Area and as such a passport is not required to enter the Isle of Man.

You can travel by air and sea to the Isle of Man from many locations around the British Isles and once here tour the Island at a your own pace. Located at the heart of the British Isles, the Island is within easy reach of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

Flights operate to the island from many of the regional airports in the British Isles, or if you prefer to travel by boat then you can choose from ports in the Northwest of England (or Ireland). 

So whether you're touching down at Isle of Man Airport or disembarking at the Sea Terminal in Douglas, welcome to the Isle of Man!


Getting Around the Isle of Man

Enjoy the freedom to explore the ancient kingdom of the Isle of Man at your leisure - because wherever you want to go there are plenty of ways of getting there!

Whether you wish to make your own way around the Island or whether you want to be able to just jump on a train or a bus, the options are widely available.  If you are wanting to get out into the countryside, the best way would be to hire a bike or a car - or even go walking on one of the many footpaths available for you to use.

The Isle of Man Government is responsible for the operation of the Island's Bus Service, Steam Railway and the Electric Tramway.  The Steam Railway runs from Douglas to the south of the Island and the Electric Tramway runs from Douglas to the north.  Buses cover the whole of the Island.



Up-to-the minute information on everything you need to plan your day's journeys. Including airport and ferry arrivals and departures, bus and rail timetables, sailing forecasts, road and flood watches and tidetables.

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