TT 2019 ferries and flights availability update
It's a recurring theme on social media groups, 'how to' guides and blogs about the Isle of Man TT Races that everything books up early and travel costs a small fortune.
It's certainly true that until recently there was an under supply of both travel and accommodation options but now, apart from the peak weekend (Superbike Saturday and Mad Sunday), there is plenty to choose from.The markets have reacted to the increased demand and, as well as the new IOMTT Village pop-up hotel, there are additional hotel, glamping and homestay beds available so even the most discerning guest should be able to find something that suits them.
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company released additional tickets for both practice and race weeks earlier this month, resulting in a flurry of activity as fans discovered there was still a chance to make their TT dreams come true in 2019.
Currently there are foot passenger sailings from Heysham and Liverpool available throughout the two weeks of TT, Motorbike and rider tickets are possible on most days except for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the peak weekend.Return sailings are widely available although there are no motorbike spaces on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday after the Senior race.
With fewer sailings to and from the island of Ireland, naturally there tickets are at a premium, but it is still possible to book for foot passengers and motorbikes.It is also possible to fly to the Isle of Man from many airports in the UK and Ireland. Flying to the TT has become more popular and easier in recent years as more low cost airlines have added the island to their route maps.
It is now possible to fly directly to the Isle of Man from Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester with various airlines including Easyjet, Flybe, Loganair and Aer Lingus.