Visiting the Isle of Man by air or sea is easy, quick and convenient, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the glorious views of the Island’s landscape as you arrive.
With great air links at many major airports situated in the UK, Channel Islands, Ireland and further afield, flying to the Isle of Man couldn’t be easier. Most airlines operate daily flights to the Island with those from the UK taking just 30 minutes in some cases.
Located in the south of the Island, the Isle of Man’s only airport - Ronaldsway – is regularly serviced by a bus route to bring you to the town or village where you wish to stay. Alternatively, you can call for a taxi or hire a car straight from the airport to get to your destination.
If you decide to travel to the Isle of Man by sea, you can come by foot or by car. The Steam Packet Company operates regular ferry services to the Island from Heysham, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Dublin and Belfast using two reliable vessels – the 96-metre wave piercing catamaran, Mannanan, or the conventional Ben-my-Chree.
Or if you’d rather arrive in style, you could visit by cruise ship. Numerous cruise ships are welcomed to Manx waters each year from all over the world. In fact, a cruise inclusive of the Irish Sea wouldn’t be complete without a stop to the Isle of Man.
Vessels can moor in the main harbour in the Island’s capital of Douglas or, for larger ships, in Douglas Bay.
With short distances between the attractions and activities on the Island, you will be able to enjoy the Isle of Man’s colourful heritage and enchanting sights during the time you have ashore. However you choose to travel, we’re certain you’ll love exploring this hidden gem in the middle of the Irish Sea.