There are 4 ways to get from Isle of Man to Isle of Islay by car ferry, train, car, ferry, bus, taxi 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

Carferry, train, drive, ferry  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Heysham
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay
  4. Drive from Wemyss Bay to Oban Ferry Terminal
  5. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$131 - $293

Cheapest option

Carferry, bus, ferry  •  18 h 5 min

  1. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060
  3. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal) 926
  5. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$88 - $175

2 alternative options

Carferry, bus, train, taxi, ferry  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Heysham
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster to Hamilton, Scotland
  3. Take the train from Hamilton Central to Balloch
  4. Take a taxi from Balloch to Oban Ferry Terminal
  5. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$188 - $278

Fly  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Isle Of Man (IOM) to Islay (ILY) IOM - ILY

$198 - $1,008

Questions & Answers

The distance between Isle of Man and Isle of Islay is 207 km.

The best way to get from Isle of Man to Isle of Islay without a car is to carferry and bus and ferry which takes 18 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 16 h 55 min to get from Isle of Man to Isle of Islay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Isle Of Man Airport to Islay Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 25 min and has two stopovers.

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Aer Lingus, Loganair and Flybe offer flights from Isle Of Man Airport to Islay Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Isle of Islay. Prices start at $124 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Isle of Man to Isle Of Man Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 5 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Isle of Man to Isle of Islay.
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  • Distance: 129.3 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 55 min

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

Aer Lingus, Loganair and Flybe fly from Castletown to Isle of Islay twice daily.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Isle Of Man to Islay via Birmingham, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Isle Of Man to Islay via Manchester, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Train from Hamilton Central to Balloch
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Lancaster to Hamilton, Scotland
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Heysham
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Balloch to Oban Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk

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