There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Cardiff  •  5 h 1 min

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

$140 - $610

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  10 h 35 min

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

$37 - $89

6 alternative options

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

$111 - $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, car ferry  •  7 h 43 min

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

$83 - $165

Train, car ferry via Crewe  •  7 h 47 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

$89 - $191

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

$61 - $127

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man is to bus and car ferry which costs £28 - £70 and takes 10 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man is to train and fly which costs £85 - £550 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Cardiff to Isle of Man, including transfers.

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

Flybe, Aer Lingus and two other airlines fly from Cardiff to Castletown 4 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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, 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
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 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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
Flights from London City to Isle Of Man via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Cardiff to Isle Of Man via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday and Friday
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
52 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
Hourly
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
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff University to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 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
$18 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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