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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 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.

Where to Sleep

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

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in 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 Hotels

If sleeping in Ronaldsway Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Sefton Express Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Located across from the main airport. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • The George Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport).  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Isle of Man Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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 to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Rendezvous Executive Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Isle of Man Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Isle of Man Airport in the Departures Lounge and Buffet Areas.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

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 be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your 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.

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 are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Café Oasis (landside) • Costa Coffee (airside) • Okells Bar (airside).

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Rendezvous Airport Services, in the check-in hall.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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 – Send out those last few postcards by dropping them off at the mailbox located near the Information Desk.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:15AM – 8:45PM (Mon-Sat) and 7:00AM – 8:45PM (Sun).


Isle of Man airport is served by the following airlines: Aer LingusBritish AirwaysEasyJetLoganair.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus routes 1, 1A, 2, 10, 11, 11A, 12 and 12A link the airport to Douglas, Santon, Ballasalla, Castletown, Port Erin. Buses 1, 1A, 2 run during the daytime (Monday – Saturday), whereas Buses 10, 11, 11A, 12 and 12A run early mornings and evenings (Monday – Saturday and all day Sunday).

Additionally, Buses 8 and 8A run between the airport, Peel, Foxdale and Port Erin. These bus routes operate during the day (Monday – Saturday).

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.


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

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.