Isle of Man TT Races and Schedule

By Direct Ferries Team
22 May 2024
Isle of Man TT 2024

It’s time to gear up for the most thrilling motorcycle racing event of the year. With thirteen days of high-speed action, the Isle of Man TT is back again in 2024. Don’t miss any of the excitement. Catch a ferry to Isle of Man and see all the races from the roadside. What are you waiting for? Book your ferry tickets now and let’s get this show on the road.

When is the Isle of Man TT?

The Isle of Man TT commences on the Bank Holiday Monday (27th May) with a practice session in the morning and a qualifying session taking place in the afternoon. The event will finish after the Senior TT on Saturday 8th June, crowning a fortnight of racing drama.

Isle of Man TT Schedule

If you are a racing fan, prepare to be spoilt. The Isle of Man TT will host 10 competitive races running across 3 sets of consecutive racing days with two days of rest in the middle. This new format was introduced during the 2023 event to allow for visiting fans to organise their travel and accommodation. Here is the full schedule:

Qualifying Week



Monday 27th May 2024

Morning Practice and Afternoon Qualifying

Tuesday 28th May 2024

Evening Qualifying

Wednesday 29th May 2024

Evening Qualifying

Thursday 30th May 2024

Evening Qualifying

Friday 31st May 2024

Afternoon Qualifying


Race Week



Saturday 1st June 2024

Supersport TT Race 1 and Sidecar TT Race 1

Sunday 2nd June 2024

Superbike TT Race 1

Tuesday 4th June 2024

Superstock TT Race 1 and Supertwin TT Race 1

Wednesday 5th June 2024

Supersport TT Race 2 and Sidecar TT Race 2

Friday 7th June 2024

Superstock TT Race 2 and Supertwin TT Race 2

Saturday 8th June 2024

Senior TT Race


Can I get a ferry to Isle of Man?

The best way to travel to the Isle of Man is by ferry. As Isle of Man is located in the heart of the Irish Sea, it is easily accessible from England, Ireland and Northern Ireland with ferries available from Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast. Why not bring your motorbike or car onboard and kickstart your summer properly with Steam Packet

Ferries to Isle of Man

Liverpool to Douglas Ferry

Ferry Operator: Steam Packet
Average Sailing Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes
Number of weekly sailings: 8

Dublin to Douglas Ferry

Ferry Operator: Steam Packet
Average Sailing Duration: 2 hours and 55 minutes
Number of weekly sailings: 1

Belfast to Douglas Ferry

Ferry Operator: Steam Packet
Average Sailing Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Number of weekly sailings: 1

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Do you need tickets for the Isle of Man TT?

If you wish to attend the Isle of Man TT, you don’t need to buy tickets. Set up your deckchair in a convenient spot along the 38-mile-long course and enjoy the buzz of each race. All you have to pay for is your ferry tickets and accommodation while you’re there.

How much does it cost to go to the Isle of Man TT?

The price of the Liverpool to Isle of Man ferry can cost from as little as £28, but typically range between £200 and £503 for passengers taking a vehicle onboard. Prices for the Dublin to Douglas ferry start from just £28, while passengers can expect to pay an average of £384 to bring their cars or motorcycles onboard. But hurry, tickets are selling fast.

What time is the Isle of Man TT on?

Don’t want to miss a minute of this year’s action? We have got you covered. The roads usually close at 10:00 for morning qualifying, 12:30 for afternoon qualifying or 18:00 for evening qualifying. As for race week, the riders typically set off at 11:45 following a solo warm-up lap, except for Race Day 2 (Sunday 2nd June) when the race starts at 14:40. Head down to the track early and enjoy front row seats at the most exciting event this summer.

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What is the cheapest way to do the Isle of Man TT?

If you are travelling on a tight budget, then don’t panic. There are several ways to attend the Isle of Man TT without spending a fortune. Camping in your own tent is the cheapest option for accommodation. It costs £15 per person each night to pitch a tent in the IOMTT Village. Another way to keep your expenses down is by travelling as a foot passenger on the ferry to Isle of Man.

How to get around the Isle of Man

As the Isle of Man is only 30 miles long, you can easily get around the island via public transport. It takes a maximum of 30 minutes to travel from one side of the island to the other by bus. Public transport services increase during the Isle of Man TT, with extra buses and trains. You can even access most of the viewing points by bus so you don’t miss any of the breathtaking races.

We suggest that you purchase a transport ticket when you arrive. This will give you unlimited access to any public bus, steam train, electric tram or horse tram while on the island.

Best places to watch the Isle of Man TT

With speeds of 200mph, it’s important that you get a decent spot to view the action. But where are the best locations? Here is a list of places recommended by spectators.

•    Grandstand/Noble’s Park: a venue with tiered seating for around 1,050 spectators overlooking the start and finish line.

•    St. Ninians: The high school playing fields of St. Ninians provide a great view of the approach down Glencruthery Road. 

•    Bray Hill: The foot of Bray Hill has spectacular views of the riders zooming over Ago’s leap at high speed.

•    Quaterbridge: Spectators usually gather outside of the pub or the grassy embankment on the corner. Both allow you to see the riders tackle the sharp bend and accelerate towards Braddan Bridge.

•    Ballacraine: This is a sharp corner with brilliant viewing available from the embankment opposite Ballacraine Farm. You can even help yourself to food provided by the farmer. This is popular as it’s easily accessible from Douglas and has plenty of parking.

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