There are 6 ways to get from Holyhead 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.

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

$37 - $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 One Bus Station, Canning Place
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$31 - $86

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  6 h 34 min

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

$56 - $155

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

$58 - $102

Train to Liverpool, fly  •  5 h 29 min

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

$78 - $234

Train, bus to Manchester, fly  •  5 h 12 min

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

$84 - $303

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Isle of Man is to car ferry which costs £45 - £80 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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

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

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

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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 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Isle of Man.
Launch map view
  • 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 34 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Liverpool to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Manchester to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Isle Of Man via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
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 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
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
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 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
easybus.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
$20 - $60
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$60
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$37 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $160
On Foot
$37 - $42
car
$114
Passenger
$40

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