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There are 3 ways to get from Isle of Man to Isle of Islay by car ferry, train, car, ferry or bus

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

Car ferry, train, drive, ferry  •  17h 1m

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

$151 - $260

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus, ferry via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St  •  18h 52m

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

$81 - $170

1 alternative option

Car ferry, bus, ferry  •  18h 1m

  1. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal 926
  5. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$97 - $162

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Isle of Man to Isle of Islay is to car ferry and bus and ferry which costs $95 - $170 and takes 18h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Isle of Man to Isle of Islay is to car ferry and train and drive and ferry which costs $150 - $260 and takes 17h 1m.

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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 car ferry and bus and ferry which takes 18h 1m and costs $95 - $170.

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It takes approximately 17h 1m to get from Isle of Man to Isle of Islay, including transfers.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Isle of Islay. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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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: 17h 1m

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

There is no direct connection from Douglas to Isle of Islay. However, you can take the car ferry to Liverpool, take the walk to Liverpool James Street, take the train to Liverpool Central Loop Line, take the walk to Liverpool Lime Street, take the train to Glasgow Central, take the train to Wemyss Bay, take the drive to Oban Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 451 bus to Bridgend, Hotel. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Douglas to Isle of Islay via Belfast, Belfast, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Buchanan Bus Station, Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal, Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, and Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal in around 18h 1m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
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
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
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
3h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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