This festive season Bus Vannin is putting on extra buses late at night.
From Monday, December 17 to Thursday 20, Bus Vannin is providing additional Night Owl services to Douglas, Peel, Ramsey, Castletown, Port Erin and Port St Mary.
The Night Owl will also run its scheduled services on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd as normal.
To help those celebrating the arrival of 2013 return home, the Night Owl will operate on New Year’s Day, with the Port St Mary and Ramsey departures at 12:15am.
The Night Owl service will remain at its normal fare for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, so a single fare from Douglas to Peel would cost £4.60 and to Port St Mary or Ramsey it would be £5.80.
The operation of the Night Owl or ‘Hullad Oie’ not only provides a convenient and affordable way home for those celebrating the New Year, but the availability of this service should also contribute towards the reduction of drink driving in the island.
If the passenger has taken advantage of the money saving Manx Rider tickets currently available, each journey on the Hullad Oie counts as two journeys on the Manx Rider.
OAPs and passengers with Explorer tickets only pay a single fare price and members of the Manx Blind Welfare still travel free of charge.