Sleeping in Airports

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

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Isle of Man Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, but modern single-terminal international airport with basic shopping and dining options.
  • Free WiFi is is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • 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

  • As of December 2018, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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.

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 (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

Passes  Rendezvous Executive Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

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 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 at the airport and 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 – 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 at the airport. A mailbox is located near the Information Desk.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

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

Airlines

As of December 2018, Isle of Man airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • British Airways • easyJet • Flybe • Loganair.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Buses 1, 1A, 2, 10, 11, 11A, 12 and 12A link the airport to Douglas, Santon, Ballasalla, Castletown, Port Erin and stops in between. Buses 8 and 8A run between the airport, Peel, Foxdale and Port Erin.

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) and Mylchreests Car Rental (agent for Avis). Locations: near Arrivals.

Taxi

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

Last updated: 2018-12-07

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,  write a review or send an email to [email protected]