There are 2 ferry routes operating between Isle of Man and Ireland offering you combined total of 3 sailings per week. Steam Packet operates 2 routes, Douglas to Dublin runs 1 time per week & Douglas to Belfast about 2 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Isle of Man to Ireland to get the most up to date information.
The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the heart of the Irish Sea.
Falling under Norse rule in 1079, the Isle of Man draws heavy influence from the Viking era, most notably in the name ‘Tynwald’, the oldest continuously used parliament in the world. The island is also characterised by an untouched, beautiful landscape comprising idyllic beaches, rolling green plains and a rugged coastline, earning it a UNESCO Biosphere declaration in March 2016.
The unspoilt terrain and winding country roads make it a top destination for cyclists and motorcyclists and the Isle of Man is perhaps most known for the world famous TT motorbike races held every May and June, attracting around 50,000 visitors each year.
The Isle of Man’s main port is in Douglas on the southeast coast and, given the island’s central location in the Irish Sea, it is a useful gateway for the British Isles and the Republic of Ireland.
Ireland is an island in North-western Europe, politically divided into the Republic and Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom.
Its capital Dublin which was founded as a Viking settlement is now a hugely popular tourist destination with popular attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse. Other counties such as Kerry and Galway are also popular tourist spots.
Ireland is simple destination to get to by sea. Ferries connect England, Isle of Man and Wales to numerous Irish ferry ports with regular crossings operating all year with the most well-known ferry companies. Northern Ireland also features a wealth of ferry connections to the UK mainland so if you are travelling from Scotland to Ireland then you could choose to drive down from Belfast or Larne.
If you’re travelling from continental Europe then there’s a selection of crossings on a number of routes available from France too.