There are 5 ways to get from Carlisle to Isle of Man by car, car ferry, train, bus 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.

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Drive, carferry  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Heysham
  2. Take the carferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man

$31 - $88

4 alternative options

Train, carferry  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Lancaster
  2. Take the carferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man

$44 - $137

Bus, carferry  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place 060
  3. Take the carferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$37 - $93

Train to Manchester, fly  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Isle Of Man (IOM) MAN - IOM

$93 - $287

Train to Edinburgh, fly  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Isle Of Man (IOM) EDI - IOM

$124 - $424

Questions & Answers

The distance between Carlisle and Isle of Man is 82 miles.

The best way to get from Carlisle to Isle of Man without a car is to train and carferry which takes 6 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Carlisle to Isle of Man, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Isle Of Man Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Isle Of Man Airport.

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There are 114+ hotels available in Isle of Man. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Isle of Man.
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  • Distance: 81.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Isle of Man?

There is no direct connection from Carlisle to Douglas. However, you can take the drive to Heysham then take the carferry to Douglas, Isle of Man. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Carlisle to Douglas via Lancaster, Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street, Heysham, Saxon Heights, and Heysham in around 6 h 51 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $70
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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 Carlisle to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $65
Schedules at
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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