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There are 4 ways to get from Isle of Man to Southerness by car ferry, car, train 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.

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Car ferry, drive

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

3 alternative options

Car ferry, train

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

Car ferry, train via Carlisle

  1. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

Car ferry, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Carlisle

Isle of Man to Southerness by car ferry, walk, train and bus

The journey time between Isle of Man and Southerness is around 13h 29m and covers a distance of around 265 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 7m. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 48m. Operated by Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Merseyrail Electrics, Northern Rail and others, the Isle of Man to Southerness service departs from Isle of Man Douglas and arrives in Southerness, Holiday Village. Typically 10 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 22m
Layover time:
7h 7m
Total time:
13h 29m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
7h 48m
Journey distance:
265 miles
Services per week:
10
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:30
Last service departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Isle of Man to Southerness car ferry, walk, train and bus schedules

Car ferry services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Isle of Man to Southerness is to car ferry and drive which costs $40 - $110 and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Isle of Man to Southerness is to car ferry and drive which costs $40 - $110 and takes 5h 56m.

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It is approximately 61 miles to get from Isle of Man to Southerness.

The best way to get from Isle of Man to Southerness without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 9h 30m and costs $90 - $330.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from Isle of Man to Southerness, including transfers.

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There are 89+ hotels available in Southerness. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Isle of Man to Southerness.
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  • Distance: 61.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 56m

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

There is no direct connection from Isle of Man to Southerness. However, you can take the car ferry to Heysham then take the drive to Southerness. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Douglas to Southerness via Liverpool, Moorfields, Liverpool Central, Liverpool Lime Street, Preston, Lockerbie, Lockerbie, Bridge Street, and Dumfries, Whitesands in around 9h 30m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
Train from Preston to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Off-Peak Day Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Train from Wigan North Western to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £55
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£15 - £21
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £55
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Preston to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £150
Train from Wigan North Western to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Heysham
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£10 - £55
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £60
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

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