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Isle of Man Bus and Rail

Address: Douglas
Phone Number: 1624662525
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Peel, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

First off, your bus drivers are a hell of lot more friendly than any I have ever seen back over in England! They actually smile, and are really chatty and polite, which makes a difference to the grumpy and rude drivers of the UK. The only disappointment about the journey was the fact the trains and horse and tram are... More 

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Various, UK, Aus, NZ, HK
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The bus service is excellent. Regular buses, that are pretty quick and easy to find. On the other hand all the trains cease service in winter which was quite a disappointment.

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Yorkshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have only been on the Isle of Man for a few weeks and decided to book on the dining train on the steam railway to celebrate New Years Eve. Thank goodness we did. The whole occasion was fantastic. On arrival at Douglas station we were greeted with a glass of champagne and already there was a buzz about the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We travelled by bus and rail to every corner of Isle of Man! It is very convenient, inexpensive, safe and exciting way to travel the island. The time tables, bus stops and maps are well marked. The passes and tickets are available at the ferry terminal. Some of the attractions are free if you have a pass. The trains are... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Molly C is obviously not used to catching buses.It heps if you ask the driver when you board if the bus is going where you need to be, if it isn't, he/she will tell you. Simple. The first time I caught a bus from Ronaldsway Airport to Douglas, I asked the driver if he passed a certain location, he said... More 

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Port St Mary, Isle of Man
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I've been using this unique attraction for many years now, and the quality of the service has steadily improved. The engines are always kept in a pristine, gleaming condition and the carriages are clean and the seats are always freshly cleaned and I have yet to see any torn upholstery. Punctuality. I've never had a late train, even when the... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had been instructed by public transportation personnel in Douglas to take bus 12A from the airport to our hotel, but a few minutes after boarding the bus the bus driver informed us he did not go past our hotel. So we had to get off and take a taxi the rest of the way. Not a nice way to... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I had a 3 day visitors pass for the bus and rail network which worked as a really good value for money. I purchased this from the tourist information desk in the airport arrivals. I found I could use the network to get just about everywhere I wanted during my visit and journey times were reasonable. All the buses were... More 

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Canterbury, Victoria
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

For our week-long sojourn on the Isle of Man, we bought a six-day transport ticket and enjoyed unlimited steam and electric train rides and modern bus trips across the tiny island. For a steam tragic like me, the narrow gauge steam railway from Port Erin to Douglas and return, hauled by an 1874 locomotive, was a highlight. This train runs... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The steam railway from Douglas to Port Erin is fantastic railway with some lovely views from the line and lovely heritage engines pulling the trains. Each engine used on the line is one of the original ones from when the railway was first built back in the early 1900s and have been well restored so they are still able to... More 

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