What is connectVILLAGES?
ConnectVILLAGES by bus vannin is a unique on-demand bus service with no fixed ‘ timetable’. Instead, it responds to passenger requests and collecting multiple passengers all heading in the same direction. Routes are different each day depending on the bookings made by passengers. The service is designed to improve transport in the north of the island.
Where Does it Operate?
We operate between Andreas, bride, Maughold Village, Jurby The Cronk and Ramsey.
We offer a door to door service and can pick you up from your front door as long as it is accessible by bus. There may be occasions that we ask to pick you up from a slightly different location in order to maintain journey times for all users.
Monday – Friday 08:40 – 19:00
Saturday and Non School Days 06:30-19:00
Sundays and Bank Holidays – Closed (please see bus vannin timetable for scheduled buses)
Jurby Flex Service:
We have some fixed pick up times in Ramsey and Jurby. You don't have to book for these services, just be waiting at the bus stop at the scheduled time. These services will continue to be flexible and passengers can be collected from their homes along the way.
All passengers waiting at the stops at these times will be collected and pre-booking will not be necessary, however for larger groups booking is always advisable.
To see the times of the flex services please click here
The services will continue to be flexible and passengers can be collected from their homes along the way using the MANNgo app or contacting the team on +44 1624 697440
How to ride with connectVILLAGES
The most convenient way to book, pay and track your connectVILLAGEs bus by using the MANNgo app.
However you can flag down the bus but this needs to be at the nearest bus stop only.
Please be attentive and make yourself visible to the driver to assist with a speedy collection.
In addition to the app which can be downloaded below, bookings can still be made by calling 697440 between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Play Store: Download by clicking here
Apple Store: Download by clicking here
To see how easy it is to travel, watch this short video below or by clicking here
What does it cost?
ConnectVILLAGES uses the same fare structure as the regular bus vannin services. A single between Ramsey and Andreas, Bride, Jurby or Maughold will cost £1.90 for an adult or £1.00 for a child.
All valid Go Cards are accepted - for regular journeys why not get a Go Places card? We also accept payment via the MANNgo app, contactless and cash.
Can I book for more than one person?
Yes! If you have a group going to/from same destinations you can book everyone in one go, just let us know on the MANNgo app or by calling 697440. If several locations these will need to be booked separately.
Wheelchair/ Push chair Access
ConnectVILLAGES is wheelchair and push chair friendly. Not all of our buses are low floor loading so please let us know in advance if you require assistance, you can do this on the MANNgo app or by calling 697440 and we will make sure to send a vehicle that can accommodate you.
What are the benefits?
Save Money The most you'll pay for your trip is £1.90 (or why not use a Go Places C card?)
It's handy You can book your journey online anytime of the day, or call us on 697440
It's convenient We'll collect you from as close to your door as possible and take you to your chosen destination
It's comfortable You'll enjoy supportive high backed seats in our Mercedes Benz minibuses
It's accessible Our minibuses are wheelchair / push chair friendly
It's dependable The service operates six days a week
It's friendly Our drivers are there to make your trip as comfortable as possible