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There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow 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  •  8h 11m

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

$103 - $253

Cheapest option

Bus National Express, car ferry  •  10h 47m

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

$44 - $101

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man

$72 - $130

Train, bus, car ferry  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  2. Take the bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 18m

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

$50 - $118

Bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Isle Of Man (IOM) EDI - IOM

$90 - $338

Fly from Glasgow  •  14h 43m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Isle Of Man (IOM) GLA - IOM

$82 - $392

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Isle of Man is to bus and car ferry which costs £55 - £100 and takes 9h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Isle of Man is to bus and fly which costs £65 - £260 and takes 3h 13m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Isle of Man is 117 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Isle of Man without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 8h 11m and costs £75 - £200.

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It takes approximately 8h 11m to get from Glasgow to Isle of Man, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Isle Of Man Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Loganair and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Isle Of Man Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Isle of Man. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18m and costs £7.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Isle of Man.
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  • Distance: 116.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 11m

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

easyJet flies from Glasgow to Castletown 5 times a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
16h 8m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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