There are 8 ways to get from Inverness to Isle of Man by train, car ferry, bus, night train, 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 via Liverpool James Street  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
  4. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$190 - $354

Cheapest option

Night train, bus, car ferry  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to Preston
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Railway Station to Kirkdale, Bank Hall Station X2
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$79 - $159

6 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  12 h 33 min

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

$122 - $311

Bus, car ferry  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester
  3. Take the bus from Manchester to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station 060
  4. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$82 - $158

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 1 min

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

$85 - $171

Fly Inverness to Isle Of Man  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Isle Of Man (IOM) INV - IOM

$127 - $608

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Isle Of Man  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Isle Of Man (IOM) EDI - IOM

$132 - $391

Fly Inverness to Belfast City, car ferry  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Belfast City (BHD) INV - BHD
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man

$98 - $270

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

easyJet, Flybe and Loganair fly from Inverness to Castletown every 4 hours.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Isle Of Man via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Inverness to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Inverness to Isle Of Man via Stornoway, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
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 Inverness to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Isle Of Man via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $95
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Haymarket to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $100
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Preston
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$212
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Railway Station to Kirkdale, Bank Hall Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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
$18 - $70
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $70
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $70
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$37
Standard fare
$66

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Inverness to Isle of Man?

The distance between Inverness and Isle of Man is 366 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Inverness to Isle of Man?

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Isle of Man is to night train and bus and car ferry which costs £55 - £120 and takes 14 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Inverness to Isle of Man?

The quickest way to get from Inverness to Isle of Man is to fly which takes 4 h 37 min and costs £90 - £440.

How long does it take to get from Inverness to Isle of Man?

It takes approximately 12 h 27 min to get from Inverness to Isle of Man, including transfers.