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There are 5 ways to get from Preston to Isle of Man by taxi, car ferry, train, night bus, plane or bus

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

Taxi, car ferry  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Preston to Liverpool
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$150 - $222

Cheapest option

Night bus, car ferry  •  5 h

  1. Take the night bus from Preston, Lancashire to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$24 - $75

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$30 - $87

Train to Manchester, fly  •  3 h 10 min

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

$53 - $238

Train, bus to Liverpool, fly  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Isle Of Man (IOM) LPL - IOM

$56 - $174

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The cheapest way to get from Preston to Isle of Man is to night bus and car ferry which costs £18 - £60 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Isle of Man is to train and fly which costs £40 - £190 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Preston and Isle of Man is 81 miles.

The best way to get from Preston to Isle of Man without a car is to taxi and car ferry which takes 3 h 27 min and costs £110 - £180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Preston 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 50 min.

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

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There are 118+ hotels available in Isle of Man. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Isle of Man.
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  • Distance: 81.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

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

There is no direct connection from Preston to Douglas. However, you can take the taxi to Liverpool then take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Preston to Douglas via Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central Loop Line, Liverpool James Street, and Liverpool in around 4 h 53 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Flights from Liverpool to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Preston, Lancashire to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
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
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Other operators
Taxi from Preston to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
New City Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 824000
Website
newcityviptaxis.com
Ace Ringway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1772 200200
Website
ace-ringwaytaxis.co.uk

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