The island has two main historic narrow-gauge railways, both starting from separate stations in Douglas.
In the south of the island, the Isle of Man Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway operating between Douglas, Castletown and Port Erin except during winter months.
In the north of the island, the Manx Electric Railway runs between Douglas and Ramsey using the original historic tramcars from the 1890s.
Additionally, the Snaefell Mountain Railway to the summit of Snaefell starts from Laxey, where connections with the Manx Electric Railway are available. The Groudle Glen Railway is a small steam-operated railway take the Manx Electric Railway from Douglas and change at Groudle Glen.
Cars can be hired from various locations on the island, including the airport and Douglas Sea Terminal. Local agents operate on behalf of major international rental firms.
The Isle of Man has a very extensive road network which is passably well maintained. Congestion is low outside Douglas at rush hour. Rules of the road closely mirror those of the United Kingdom with the exception that there is no overall speed limit for private vehicles in other words, in a derestricted zone there is no blanket 70 or 60 mph limit like there is in the UK. Drive on the left. It is illegal to use a hand held mobile phone whilst driving. Petrol is expensive, even by UK standards.
Many of the country roads are narrow with substantial stone walls on each side, making evasive driving potentially tricky. Despite the absence of speed limits outside urban areas, caution is advised.
Caravans camper trailers may not be brought to the island.