There are 7 ways to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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

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Fly from Cardiff  •  4 h 46 min

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

$140 - $610

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Bus, carferry  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express
  2. Take the carferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$36 - $89

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Train to Bristol, fly  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Isle Of Man (IOM) BRS - IOM

$112 - $718

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  4 h 36 min

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

$114 - $329

Train to London City, fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Isle Of Man (IOM) LCY - IOM

$183 - $592

Train, carferry  •  7 h 37 min

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

$82 - $165

Drive, carferry  •  6 h 6 min

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

$60 - $127

Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Isle of Man is 197 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man without a car is to train and carferry which takes 7 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to Isle Of Man Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Aer Lingus, Air France and Flybe offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Isle Of Man Airport.

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There are 114+ hotels available in Isle of Man. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man.
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  • Distance: 197.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

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

Flybe, Aer Lingus and Air France fly from Cardiff to Castletown 5 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $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
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Paris CDG, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from London City to Isle Of Man via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London City to Isle Of Man via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Chester
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff University to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
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
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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