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There are 4 ways to get from Lake District to Isle of Man by car, car ferry, bus, train or plane

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Drive, car ferry  •  4h 58m

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

$28 - $85

3 alternative options

Line 78 bus, bus, train, car ferry  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the line 78 bus from Seatoller, National Trust car park to Keswick, Bus Station 78
  2. Take the bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Penrith, Rail Station X5 / ...
  3. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Preston
  4. Take the train from Preston to Ormskirk
  5. Take the train from Ormskirk to Moorfields
  6. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$62 - $160

Bus, car ferry  •  11h 20m

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

$39 - $96

Train, fly  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Isle Of Man (IOM) MAN - IOM

$180 - $391

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The cheapest way to get from Lake District to Isle of Man is to drive and car ferry which costs £21 - £70 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Lake District to Isle of Man is to drive and car ferry which costs £21 - £70 and takes 4h 58m.

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The distance between Lake District and Isle of Man is 60 miles.

The best way to get from Lake District to Isle of Man without a car is to line 78 bus and bus and train and car ferry which takes 9h 12m and costs £45 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Lake District to Isle of Man, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Isle Of Man Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Isle Of Man Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Isle of Man. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lake District to Isle of Man.
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  • Distance: 60.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 58m

What companies run services between Lake District, England and Isle of Man?

There is no direct connection from Lake District to Douglas. However, you can take the drive to Heysham then take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Lake District to Douglas via Keswick, Bus Station, Penrith, Rail Station, Penrith North Lakes, Preston, Ormskirk, Moorfields, and Liverpool in around 9h 12m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Preston
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Preston
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Seatoller, National Trust car park to Keswick, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Penrith, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Keswick to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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