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

Drive, carferry  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Oban to Cairnryan
  2. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the carferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man

$90 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus National Express, carferry  •  14 h 38 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 Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place 060
  4. Take the carferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$66 - $132

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Bus, train, carferry  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Buchanan Bus Station 976 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
  3. Take the carferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man

$109 - $264

Train, carferry  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Dalmuir
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
  3. Take the carferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$172 - $303

Bus, carferry  •  13 h 35 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 Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the carferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man

$91 - $156

Bus to Glasgow, fly  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Isle Of Man (IOM) GLA - IOM

$94 - $411

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Isle Of Man (IOM) EDI - IOM

$117 - $374

Questions & Answers

The distance between Oban and Isle of Man is 159 miles.

The best way to get from Oban to Isle of Man without a car is to bus and train and carferry which takes 11 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 49 min to get from Oban to Isle of Man, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Isle Of Man Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Aer Lingus, British Airways, easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Isle Of Man Airport.

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There are 114+ hotels available in Isle of Man. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Oban to Isle of Man.
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  • Distance: 158.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 49 min

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 drive to Cairnryan, take the carferry to Belfast, take the walk to Belfast, then take the carferry to Douglas, Isle of Man. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Oban to Douglas via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, Lancaster, Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street, Heysham, Saxon Heights, and Heysham in around 11 h 41 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Southampton, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Amsterdam, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
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 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Oban to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
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
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$35
Standard fare
$62
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
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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