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There are 6 ways to get from Holyhead to Isle of Man by car, car ferry, train, bus or plane

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Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Liverpool
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$37 - $94

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Train, car ferry  •  6 h 33 min

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

$56 - $157

Car ferry  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Douglas, Isle of Man

$57 - $107

Bus, car ferry  •  8 h 58 min

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

$38 - $107

Train to Manchester, fly  •  5 h 36 min

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

$90 - $324

Train, train to Liverpool, fly  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Liverpool South Parkway
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Isle Of Man (IOM) LPL - IOM

$90 - $263

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Isle of Man is to car ferry which costs £40 - £85 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Isle of Man is to drive and car ferry which costs £28 - £75 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Holyhead to Isle of Man. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Douglas, Isle of Man via Dublin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Isle of Man is 62 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Isle of Man without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 6 h 33 min and costs £40 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Holyhead 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 117+ hotels available in Isle of Man. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Isle of Man.
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  • Distance: 61.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

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

There is no direct connection from Holyhead to Douglas. However, you can take the drive to Liverpool then take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Holyhead to Douglas via Chester, Liverpool James Street, and Liverpool in around 6 h 33 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 Liverpool to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
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 Bangor, Gwynedd to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
Car ferry from Dublin to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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