How to get from Holyhead to Isle of Man

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Recommended option

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

$38 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$33 - $86

5 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  6 h 21 min

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

$58 - $163

Car ferry  •  7 h 18 min

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

$60 - $108

Train, bus to Manchester, fly  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Isle Of Man (IOM) MAN - IOM

$86 - $308

Train to Liverpool, fly  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Isle Of Man (IOM) LPL - IOM

$79 - $247

Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Isle Of Man (IOM) BHX - IOM

$122 - $369

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 21 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
50 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
Flights from Birmingham to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
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 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
easyBus
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
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
Car ferry from Dublin to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$35
Standard fare
$63
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Holyhead and Isle of Man is 99 km.

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Isle of Man is to car ferry which costs £45 - £85 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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

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 18 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Holyhead to Isle of Man, including transfers.