With connections to numerous airports and five ferry ports in the UK and Ireland, the Isle of Man is easily accessible as a leisure destination - and closer than you think!
Flying is the quickest and, for many, the most convenient way to get here. In recent years, the Island’s air connections have expanded, leading to greater choice for travellers. The Island’s airport is only 15 minutes’ drive from the capital, Douglas, with car hire, taxi and public transport services all at your immediate disposal.
Flights operate from airports all over the British Isles to the Isle of Man. Please check with individual flight operators for timetables, fares and bookings or contact
the Isle of Man Airport, Ronaldsway
, with any enquiries.
If you prefer to sail, choose between a ferry
or fastcraft crossing
with the Isle of Man Steam Packet
. Please consult Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for further details. Ferry services operate from five ports to Douglas - Heysham, Liverpool (Birkenhead during the winter season), Belfast and Dublin (during the spring-summer season). Please check the Steam Packet’s website for timetables, fares and bookings.
If you are travelling during the TT or the Festival of Motorcycling periods, you are advised to book well in advance, as these are the busiest times of the year for the Isle of Man. Disembarking at Douglas Sea Terminal, you’ll find all of the town’s amenities and attractions waiting for you.
Once you’ve arrived you’ll find an extensive bus network which serves the whole of the Island, or you can board one of the three heritage railways which offer a perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and travel in style.
You’ll be able to purchase a range of travel tickets which offer unlimited travel on the buses and railways as well as free entry to heritage attractions. These saver tickets are a great way of seeing the Island and saving money at the same time!
And if you want to take your holiday at your own pace you’ll find plenty of places to hire a car so that you can take to the open roads and explore to your heart’s content.