There are 7 ways to get from Oban to Isle of Man by train, car ferry, bus, car 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

Train, car ferry via Liverpool James Street  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$187 - $323

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Buchanan Bus Station 976
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester
  3. Take the bus from Manchester to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station 060
  4. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$69 - $140

5 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
  3. Take the car ferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man

$119 - $284

Bus, car ferry via Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Std 16)  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Buchanan Bus Station 976
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) M11
  3. Take the car ferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man

$70 - $160

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 9 min

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

$72 - $152

Train to Glasgow, fly  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Isle Of Man (IOM) GLA - IOM

$114 - $431

Train to Edinburgh, fly  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Isle Of Man (IOM) EDI - IOM

$126 - $384

What companies run services between Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland and Isle of Man?

There is no direct connection from Oban to Douglas. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Glasgow Central, take the train to Wigan North Western, take the train to Liverpool Lime Street, take the walk to Liverpool Central Loop Line, take the train to Liverpool James Street, take the walk to Liverpool, then take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Oban to Douglas via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, Lancaster, Lancaster City Centre, Railway Station, Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 10), Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Std 16), Heysham, Combermere Road (school), and Heysham in around 11 h 36 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Oban to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $100
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Book at
uk.megabus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
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 Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $70
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $70
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Oban to Isle of Man?

The distance between Oban and Isle of Man is 254 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Oban to Isle of Man?

The cheapest way to get from Oban to Isle of Man is to drive and car ferry which costs £50 - £110 and takes 8 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Oban to Isle of Man?

The quickest way to get from Oban to Isle of Man is to train and fly which takes 5 h 35 min and costs £80 - £310.

How long does it take to get from Oban to Isle of Man?

It takes approximately 11 h 34 min to get from Oban to Isle of Man, including transfers.