There are 4 ways to get from Stranraer to Douglas by car ferry, train, bus or plane

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Carferry  •  6 h 38 min

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

$82 - $138

Cheapest option

Bus, carferry  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  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

$63 - $128

2 alternative options

Train, carferry  •  11 h 25 min

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

$173 - $304

Train, bus, fly  •  6 h 31 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

$120 - $378

Questions & Answers

The distance between Stranraer and Douglas is 57 miles.

The best way to get from Stranraer to Douglas without a car is to carferry which takes 6 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Stranraer to Douglas, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Isle Of Man Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Loganair and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Isle Of Man Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Stranraer to Douglas.
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  • Distance: 56.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

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 taxi 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 Stranraer to Douglas via Ayr, Glasgow Central, Wigan North Western, Wigan Wallgate, Kirkby, Moorfields, and Liverpool in around 11 h 25 min.

Airlines
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
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
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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 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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