Travel & Accomodation - Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Festival

Travel and Accommodation

Blues Festival Package | Ferries | Flights | Accommodation | IOM Bus and Rail Travel

Blues Festival Package
We are very please to be able to offer  the special Blues Festival package in conjunction with Event Services Limited for 2010. This will include 2 nights bed & breakfast, travel and weekend festival ticket and full details will be posted soon here at the Event Services Limited Website.

The cheapest way to get here is probably by Ferry from Heysham, Liverpool, Dublin Belfast or Troon in Scotland.
To check ferries and book online (and save a bit too) visit

Flights are available from City of London Airport, Gatwick, Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool as well as other airports. If you book in advance tickets are definitely cheaper as usual but probably the best price, if you are travelling from the South anyway, is from Luton airport - again, booked in advance. More information can be found at the links below:

Flybe Aer Arran Manx2 IOM Tourist Info Manx Flights

Accommodation on the Island is reasonably plentiful and, on the whole, not too expensive - but shop around.
visit Isle of Man Accommodation to search the accommodation available on the island, there is a lot of blurb about hotels, phone numbers, rates and so on. The quality varies enormously and it it will pay you to make an effort to ring first or check the rooms before parting with your cash.

IOM Bus and Rail Travel
Full details can be found here
Welcome Centre Bus & Rail Enquiry Line (01624) 662525
0800-1800 Mondays to Saturdays
0900-1500 Summer Sundays

Festival Bus Services
On Friday 30 April, Saturday 1st & Sunday 2 May, 2010, an extra bus will depart Laxey at 2315 to Douglas.
The last journey to Ramsey will be the timetabled departure at 2316.
On these days extra capacity will also be provided to the advertised buses.

Travel by Tram to the Laxey Blues Festival
On Saturday 1st May, 2010, extra trams will run between Douglas (Derby Castle) and Laxey.
On this day the Derby Castle departures will be:
0940, 1010, 1040, 1140, 1240, 1340, 1410, 1440, 1510, 1540, 1610, 1640 and 1710.
The last trams back from Laxey to Derby Castle will be at 1725 and 1755.

Note: - Travel schedules correct as of 21/04/2010 - please check at when making your travel arrangements.