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

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Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 57 min

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

$29 - $85

2 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Carnforth, New Street 555
  2. Take the car ferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man

$40 - $90

Bus, car ferry via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St  •  11 h 11 min

  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 060
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$41 - $97

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lake District to Isle of Man is to drive and car ferry which costs £21 - £65 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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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 - £65 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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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 bus and car ferry which takes 9 h 23 min and costs £30 - £70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Lake District to Isle of Man, including transfers.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Isle of Man. Prices start at $75 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: 4 h 57 min

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 (K) (Booths Supermarket), Carnforth, New Street, Heysham, Combermere Road (school), and Heysham in around 9 h 23 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Carnforth, New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16
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
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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 Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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