Isle of Man Airport Guide (IOM)

Airport info
Code: IOM
Isle of Man Airport, Ballasalla, IM9 2AS, Isle of Man

Isle of Man Airport is located near Castletown, some 14km (8.5 miles) southwest of Douglas, the island’s capital.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +44
+44 1624 821 600
Isle of Man Airport map

Also known as Ronaldsway Airport – or Purt Aer Vannin in the Manx tongue – Isle of Man Airport is one of two main gateways to the island. Located close to the capital, Douglas, it has scheduled services to the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Our guide to the airport is a useful resource for travellers, with information regarding terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.


The airport information desk (tel: +44 1624 821 600) is located in the main terminal hall. It also provides local tourist information.

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Driving directions

From Douglas, follow the main A5 road southwest towards Castletown. This road directly passes the airport; follow the signs to the terminal via the dedicated roundabout exit. The total drive time from central Douglas to the airport is approximately 20 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

From March to October, it is possible to reach the airport via the historic Isle of Man Steam Railway (tel: +44 1624 662 525; There is a request stop (Ronaldsway Halt) within a few minutes’ walk of the terminal – it is necessary to hail the driver in order to board or to inform the guard in advance where you wish to alight if travelling to the airport. Trains operate four to six times daily between Douglas and Port Erin via Castletown.

Public transport road

Bus: Bus services 1, 1A and 2 operate daily between Douglas, the airport, Castletown and Port Erin. Buses 10, 11, 11A, 12 and 12A follow this route during evening and early morning. Additionally, route 8 runs Mon-Sat from the airport to Peel and intermediate destinations. Journey time to Douglas is 25 minutes, to Peel 30 minutes, and to Castletown 7-8 minutes.

Taxi: Taxis are available immediately outside the terminal building. Fares are displayed on a board by the taxi rank.

Terminal facilities


An ATM is available in the main terminal entrance area.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the departure lounge and buffet area of Isle of Man Airport. There is a letterbox near the information desk and public telephones can be found throughout the terminal.


There is a self-service restaurant on the first floor of the terminal, and a bar and café in the departures lounge.


There is a newsagents adjacent to the restaurant, which sells newspapers, magazines, books and postcards. There is another shop, selling souvenirs, in Departures. Duty-free is not currently available as there are no flights to non-EU destinations.


Lost property is administered by Airport Security (tel: +44 1624 821 612).


Other facilities available at Isle of Man Airport include baby-changing rooms and a runway viewing area.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There is a small business centre offering services such as photocopying and fax. There is also a small meeting room (tel: +44 1624 821 601) that can be booked in advance. More extensive conference and meeting facilities are available in the main Douglas hotels.

Disabled facilities

The airport is accessible to the physically disabled. In the terminal there are disabled toilets, wheelchair-height telephones and a loop system to assist with PA announcements. There is a designated waiting area in Departures for wheelchair users and spaces in the short-stay car park closest to the terminal are available at long-stay rates for disabled badge holders. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking

Both short- and long-stay parking is available close to the terminal, with better rates generally available in the long-stay area.

Car rental

Athol Car Hire, Isle of Man Rent A Car (agents for Hertz, Europcar, National and Thrifty) and Mylchreests Car Rental (representing Avis) have offices at or near the airport.


There are no hotels located on-site at the airport, but there are various accommodation options nearby, most of these being of the guest house variety. Most of the Isle of Man’s major hotels are located in Douglas, but there are a number of smaller premises in Castletown and other towns around the island.

Roy Cottage

+44 1865 558 700

A coastal guest house less than 10 minutes by car from Isle of Man Airport, this self-catering apartment is within walking distance of Castletown’s local amenities, including shops, restaurants and some delightful traditional pubs. The self-catering house compromises of one double bedroom, as well as a kitchen, dining area and lounge.

7 Douglas Street, IM9 1AY, Castletown, Isle of Man

Sefton Express Hotel

+44 1624 824 321

Situated just 200m (656ft) from the airport, the Sefton Express Hotel is a convenient budget option. The “baby sister” of the luxurious Sefton Hotel in Douglas, breakfast is complimentary and there is a small meeting room. There is a restaurant and bar on site.

Ronaldsway Airport, IM9 2SE, Ballasalla, Isle of Man

The George Hotel

+44 1624 822 533

Located in the historic centre of Castletown, a few minutes by car from the airport, The George Hotel is a traditional property offering a Manx restaurant, bar and meeting facilities, along with complimentary Wi-Fi.

The Parade, IM9 1LG, Castletown, Isle of Man
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