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Isle of Man Ronaldsway Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Isle of Man Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I live on the island and thought I’d try it out and its s–t. Plainly and simply s–t. -Neil C

IOM Airport Overview

isle of man airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Isle of Man Ronaldsway Airport (code: IOM).

What to Expect

A small but modern single-terminal international airport with basic shopping and dining options.  Free WiFi is available to help pass the time.  Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first-class lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Ronaldsway Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore our Isle of Man Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM (Mon-Sat) and 6:00 AM – 9:30 PM (Sun).

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

Related Pages: Isle of Man Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Ronaldsway Airport:

  • Sefton Express Hotel – Located across from the main terminal. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • The George Hotel – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Isle of Man Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? An ATM is available. The machine dispenses Manx and English Sterling, both of which are accepted throughout the island. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: in the main entrance lobby.

Currency Exchange – not available in the airport.

Drinking Water – Water refilling stations are available on the Ground floor and before the central search area.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free shopping is available Airside, and a WHSmith store is available Landside.

Family Services – Parent/baby rooms are located on the ground floor of the main terminal and in the departure lounge. A baby change unit is also available in the toilets on the first floor of the terminal.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we cannot confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Café Oasis (landside) • Costa Coffee (airside) • Okells Bar (airside).  See also “Drinking Water” above.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an information desk. Location: Main Hall.

Luggage Carts – Available free of charge.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us that there are several 13 amp power outlets on the airside.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: Landside, First Floor.

Post Office – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Prohibited inside the terminal and only allowed outside the designated areas.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Isle of Man Airport.  Select the “IOMG Manx Telecom Wi-Fi” network to connect.

Isle of Man Airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • British Airways • EasyJet • Loganair.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus routes 1, 1A, 2A, 10, 11, 11A, and 12A link the airport to Onchan, Douglas (including Promenades), Santon, Ballasalla, Castletown, Port Erin, Port St. Mary and intermediate bus stops. Frequency: 15 minutes (Mon-Sat, daytime and early evening) and 20 minutes (Sun, daytime and early evening).

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Athol Car Hire • Isle of Man Rent A Car (agent for Europcar, Hertz, National and Thrifty) • Mylchreests Car Rental (agent for Avis). Locations: near Arrivals.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Fixed-rate taxis are readily available at the taxi rank in front of the terminal entrance.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.