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There are 7 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  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
  4. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$136 - $327

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  15 h 13 min

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

$78 - $148

5 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  15 h 1 min

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

$106 - $179

Night train, train, car ferry  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$80 - $157

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 2 min

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

$84 - $166

Fly from Inverness  •  4 h 34 min

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

$122 - $543

Train to Edinburgh, fly  •  5 h 51 min

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

$129 - $387

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Isle of Man is to train and bus and car ferry which costs £80 - £140 and takes 15 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Isle of Man is to fly which costs £90 - £420 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Isle of Man is 229 miles.

The best way to get from Inverness to Isle of Man without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 12 h 26 min and costs £100 - £260.

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It takes approximately 12 h 26 min to get from Inverness to Isle of Man, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Inverness Airport to Isle Of Man Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Flybe, easyJet and Loganair offer flights from Inverness Airport to Isle Of Man Airport.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Isle of Man. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Inverness Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Isle of Man.
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  • Distance: 228.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 26 min

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

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

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Isle Of Man via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Inverness to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Isle Of Man via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Inverness to Isle Of Man via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Inverness to Isle Of Man via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Isle Of Man via Stornoway, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $650
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 Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Inverness to Falkirk Grahamston
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $85
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Virgin West Coast Trains
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Preston
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$45 - $70
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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
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
3 h 30 min
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
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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