There are 3 ways to get from Stranraer to Douglas by car, car ferry, train, bus 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, car ferry  •  6 h 39 min

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

$52 - $119

2 alternative options

Car ferry  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man

$80 - $131

Train, bus, fly  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  4. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Isle Of Man (IOM) EDI - IOM

$118 - $375

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stranraer to Douglas is to car ferry which costs £60 - £110 and takes 7 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stranraer to Douglas is to train and bus and fly which costs £90 - £290 and takes 6 h 36 min.

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The distance between Stranraer and Douglas is 57 miles.

It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Stranraer to Douglas, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Stranraer, Scotland and Douglas, Isle of Man?

There is no direct connection from Stranraer to Douglas. However, you can take the drive to Heysham then take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man. Alternatively, you can take a car ferry from Stranraer to Douglas via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, and Belfast in around 7 h 29 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Isle Of Man via Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
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
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$168

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