There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh 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  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Lancaster
  2. Take the car ferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man

$85 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station 060
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$47 - $105

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry via Liverpool James Street  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$107 - $260

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Heysham
  2. Take the car ferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man

$50 - $116

Fly from Edinburgh  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Isle Of Man (IOM) EDI - IOM

$84 - $330

Train to Glasgow, fly  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Isle Of Man (IOM) GLA - IOM

$98 - $411

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Man is to drive and car ferry which costs £35 - £90 and takes 6 h 33 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Man is to fly which takes 2 h 48 min and costs £60 - £260.

More details

The distance between Edinburgh and Isle of Man is 214 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Man, including transfers.

More details

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Isle of Man?

Loganair and Flybe fly from Edinburgh to Castletown once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
$14 - $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

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Slovenia: Getting from Ljubljana to Lake Bled, Italian Lakes: Getting around by train and South Korea: Travelling from Seoul to Busan - to help you get the most out of your next trip.