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Isle of Man Bus and Rail

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Address: Douglas
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Pretty Punctual

Well, it is a bus service. But they are usually pretty much on time. Which isn't something you can say about London buses! Ok, maybe a bit more expensive than other buses, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
petereV4512SM
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, it is a bus service. But they are usually pretty much on time. Which isn't something you can say about London buses! Ok, maybe a bit more expensive than other buses, but at least they are modern clean buses, Good way of seeing the island ...

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, drivers are helpful.. Great value (recommend getting a travel card, so you can jump on jump off).. To be honest, the timetable booklet is quite difficult to get your head around but ask the info is there and the buses run on time.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

we went to Ramsey by bus and it was cheap. The other good thing is that the bus fare also covers use on the railway. Although the trains don't run at this time of year.

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Thank Stephen W
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The buses and trains on the IOM are very good. They are also not expensive, and go to all of the towns/villages and even the airport.

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Thank Goannamanor
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We went all over and it was great. Would definitely recommend. Good fun for all the family. It took you to places that you would never get to see.

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Thank Cheryl A
Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

There's a good modern local bus service to most parts of the island so getting around is easy and reasonably priced. Service buses regularly pop in to the airport on their way past so no need for expensive taxis.

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Thank Bob C
North West England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Buy a Go Explore card and travel on all modes of transport, even the horse-drawn tram for no additional cost. Just jump on a bus and go! The auto announcer on the bus works very well and even says "Hello Fairies" when you go over the Fairy Bridge. You have to be there!

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Thank WC27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Get a daily pass for all buses, tramway and trains and you will get anywhere on the Isle with this. Best to visit out of tourism season. In October was great: beautiful colors, not so many people around.

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Thank photocetera
Cardiff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Such a lovely experience travelling on the Manx railway. Beautiful scenery and interesting stop offs.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Caught bus from Baldrine to Douglas . Welcoming driver reasonable fare. Clean comfy bus. Had display showing next stop plus announcements.

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