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There are 9 ways to get from Reading to Isle of Man by train, plane, car ferry, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Isle Of Man (IOM) LGW - IOM

$67 - $274

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Liverpool
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$59 - $126

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Train to London City, fly  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Isle Of Man (IOM) LCY - IOM

$123 - $487

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Isle Of Man (IOM) BHX - IOM

$106 - $281

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Isle Of Man (IOM) LHR - IOM

$180 - $513

Train to Manchester, fly  •  5 h 30 min

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

$122 - $341

Train, car ferry  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$107 - $199

Train, car ferry via Chester  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$106 - $237

Bus, car ferry  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man

$96 - $166

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Isle of Man is to train and fly which costs £50 - £210 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Isle of Man is to train and fly which costs £80 - £220 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Reading and Isle of Man is 243 miles.

The best way to get from Reading to Isle of Man without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 7 h 38 min and costs £80 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Reading to Isle of Man, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Isle Of Man Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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easyJet offers flights from London Gatwick 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 Reading to Isle of Man.
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  • Distance: 242.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

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

There is no direct connection from Reading to Castletown. However, you can take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Isle Of Man, take the walk to Airport, then take the line 1 bus to Castletown. Alternatively, you can take the train to London Paddington, take the walk to Lancaster Gate station, take the subway to Bank station, take the walk to Bank DLR Station, take the train to London City Airport DLR Station, take the walk to London City airport, fly to Isle Of Man, take the walk to Airport, then take the line 1 bus to Castletown.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Isle Of Man via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Isle Of Man via Manchester, London City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Isle Of Man via Manchester, Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Isle Of Man via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Isle Of Man via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Reading to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Train from Reading to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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