There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, car ferry via Crewe  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$95 - $208

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$44 - $104

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Chester
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$89 - $182

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Liverpool
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$62 - $132

Fly from Cardiff  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Isle Of Man (IOM) CWL - IOM

$140 - $610

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Isle Of Man (IOM) BHX - IOM

$119 - $341

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Isle of Man?

Flybe, Aer Lingus and two other airlines fly from Cardiff to Castletown every 4 hours.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Belfast City, Liverpool
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Belfast City, Birmingham
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Glasgow, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Paris CDG, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Isle Of Man via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Paris CDG, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Chester
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $70
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cardiff to Isle of Man?

The distance between Cardiff and Isle of Man is 316 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man?

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man is to bus and car ferry which costs £30 - £75 and takes 9 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man?

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man is to train and fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £80 - £250.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man?

It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man, including transfers.