Isle of Man Steam Railway

Type:Steam Railway

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Isle of Man Steam Railway

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The Isle of Man Steam Railway is the longest narrow gauge steam line in Britain that still uses its original locomotives and carriages.

The three foot narrow gauge railway was opened in 1873 and runs through the Island’s charming countryside between the Island’s capital and a range of destinations in the south.

Originally the southern route, which is around 15 and a half miles long, was part of a much larger steam railway network which used to serve Peel in the west, Ramsey in the north and the small mining village of Foxdale.

Many of the Island’s heritage attractions in the south of the Island are located near to railway stations making it a convenient way to travel. Simply sit back and revel in the spectacular Manx scenery and countryside as it gradually passes by you.

A one way journey along the beautiful Manx countryside running the full length from Douglas to Port Erin takes an hour to complete. In July and August, the peak months of the holiday season, there are seven return trains a day through the countryside, one of which is an evening service.

Pullman style fine dining can be experienced on the Isle of Man Steam Railway's beautifully restored Dining Car. Built in 1905 and restored in the Spring of 2013, the plush Dining Car is one of only a handful of fine dining narrow gauge dining cars in the world. Offering a mouth-watering menu using only the finest Manx produce, the Dining Car is fully licensed and has a carefully crafted list of 14 wines and a cocktail Bar Car.

Guide Prices

Tickets are available from all manned stations, and from the Guard onboard the train. Please see our website for current ticket options and fare.

The best way to get around the island is by purchasing a Go Explore card. These cards entitle you to unlimited travel on any scheduled bus and rail services for 1, 3, 5, or 7 consecutive days. Your card will activate from the first time you tap in on one of our buses, trains or trams, and that will count as your first day of travel.

If you're wanting to explore Manx National Heritage Sites across the island the Go Explore Heritage 5 day card is for you. This includes unlimited travel and unlimited access to all Manx National Heritage attractions for five days.

Go cards are available online ( or from the Welcome Centre in Douglas Sea Terminal and main stations.



  • Disabled Accessibility - Please see for further accessibility information


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking available
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates - Group Travel Rates for groups over 20
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties - For large groups reservations are advisable - please contact
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted - Dog tickets available
  • Event Venue - For private hires, weddings, or group bookings please contact us at
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
Douglas Steam Railway Station, Banks Circus, Douglas, IM1 5PT
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Opening Times

Season Dates (15 Mar 2024 - 3 Nov 2024)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Trains depart from Douglas Railway Station, Banks Hill located in the centre of Douglas. Trains also depart from Port Erin Railway Station located in the main village centre.

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