Ferries to Isle of Man
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Isle of Man Ferry

Travel to the Isle of Man is extremely simple with Direct Ferries. The island is perfectly placed for ferry travel with connections offered from England, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Douglas Harbour is the entrance point for all passenger ferries travelling to the island. The Isle of Man Steam Packet is the only ferry operator that offers crossings to the Isle of Man.

Where can you travel from to the Isle of Man

If travelling from England you depart from Liverpool, Liverpool Birkenhead and Heysham. Liverpool typically boasts the most frequent services with the shortest crossing time at around two and three quarter hours. Throughout the year, the Isle of Man Steam Packet also operates sailings from Belfast in Northern Ireland and crossings from Dublin.

Isle of Man ferry timetable

The Isle of Man Steam Packet service operates up to 30 sailings a week, with crossings made daily. There are frequent sailings from Douglas to Heysham and Liverpool, journeys to Liverpool Birkenhead, Belfast and Dublin are limited to a couple a week. For the full timetable, use our search tool to see which times and dates suit you.

What to do on the Isle of Man?

The Isle of Man is one of the most beautiful spots in Britain, a mountainous, cliff-fringed island just thirty-one miles by thirteen, into which are shoehorned austere moor lands and wooded glens, sandy beaches, fine castles, beguiling narrow-gauge railways and scores of standing stones and Celtic crosses.

Isle of Man Ferry - FAQs

What is the quickest ferry to Isle of Man?

Liverpool to Douglas is the quickest ferry crossing to the Isle of Man from England. This route takes approximately 2 hours 45 minutes. Steam Packet operates this route with 12 weekly sailings. The next quickest route is Heysham to Douglas, which takes approximately 3 hours 45 minutes, with 13 weekly sailings.

Which ferries go to Isle of Man?

Ferries to the Isle of Man sail from Heysham and Liverpool. Steam Packet operates these ferry routes with approximately 27 weekly sailings. Steam Packet provides services for foot passengers and vehicles. Sailings are also available to the Isle of Man from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

What is the cheapest ferry to Isle of Man?

The cheapest ferry to the Isle of Man with Direct Ferries last month was £22, from Heysham to Douglas. The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Compare prices Heysham to Douglas with our deal finder to find the cheapest deals.

Isle of Man reviews

  • "Isle of Man journey"

    My self & my wife have travelled over to The Isle of Man quite a few times by ferry each time we have thoroughly enjoyed our journeys, especially the catering and we have always found the staff to be very courteous and helpful at all times, why fly when you can have true comfort and an excellent restful journey!

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  • "Quiet and pleasant journey "

    I really liked, was a quiet and pleasant journey. Thank you

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  • "Visit to IOM"

    Sailed from Heysham to IOM and had a very pleasant crossing both ways, motorbike was securely straped down and safe. Sat in restaurant/cafe compartment which was very clean and comfortable. Not really a criticism, but took 4 hours both trips, which can become a little tedious.

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  • "Good service"

    We enjoyed a trip to & from the Isle of Man. The staff were very courteous & helpful and there was plenty of room to wander about - much better than flying! We arrived early on both trips too.

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