There are 7 ways to get from Oban to Isle of Man by train, car ferry, bus, night train, 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 19 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

$174 - $305

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  14 h 3 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 car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$66 - $131

5 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  11 h 27 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

$145 - $264

Bus, night train, car ferry  •  12 h 55 min

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

$104 - $194

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 - $147

Bus to Glasgow, fly  •  6 h 49 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 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

$123 - $379

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oban to Isle of Man is to bus and car ferry which costs £50 - £100 and takes 14 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oban to Isle of Man is to train and fly which costs £90 - £290 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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

It takes approximately 11 h 19 min to get from Oban to Isle of Man, including transfers.

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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, Bus Station (Bus Station Std 16), Heysham, Combermere Road (school), and Heysham in around 11 h 27 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 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 to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Saturday 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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Isle Of Man via Lerwick, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $500
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
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
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Train from Oban to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $50
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
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Night train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
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 Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $65
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 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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