British Holiday Information

How to travel to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is situated half way between England and Scotland in the middle of the Irish Sea and if the island is your chosen holiday destination this year, or you are visiting for the TT, Manx Grand Prix or for any other reason, how should you get there?

You have two options, you can choose to sail to the Isle of Man or fly with one of several airlines serving the island.

Sailing to the Isle of Man

Regular ferries are available to Douglas in the Isle of Man from the English ports of Heysham and Liverpool and from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and Belfast in Northern Ireland. All ferries are operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

The Steam Packet also operates day trips to the Isle of Man during the TT races and several day trips from selected ports during the summer months.

Flights to the Isle of Man (updated May 2011)
The Isle of Man’s airport is known as Ronaldsway and is located in the south of the Island near Castletown. Flights to and from the island are operated from the following airports:

England

Birmingham – flights operated by Flybe
Blackpool – flights operated by Manx2.com
Bristol – flights operated by Flybe
East Midlands – flights operated by Manx2.com
Edinburgh – flights operated by Flybe
Glasgow – flights operated by Flybe
Gloucester – flights operated by Manx2.com
Leeds Bradford – flights operated by Manx2.com
Liverpool – flights operated by Flybe
London City – flights operated by Aer Arann
London Gatwick – flights operated by Flybe
Luton – flights operated by Flybe
Manchester – flights operated by Flybe
Newcastle – flights operated by Manx2
Southampton – flights operated Flybe (via Manchester)

Scotland
Aberdeen – flights operated by Eastern Airways via Newcastle
Edinburgh – flights operated by Loganair
Glasgow – flights operated by Loganair

Wales
Cardiff – flights operated by Manx2.com during TT fortnight 2011
Anglesey – flights operated by Manx2.com

Ireland
Belfast City – flights operated by Manx2.com
Belfast International – flights operated by Manx2.com
Dublin – flights are operated by Aer Arann
Galway (via Belfast City) – flights operated by Manx2.com

Channel Islands
Jersey – flights are operated by Blue Islands, Flybe (via Gatwick or Manchester) and Manx2.com (via Gloucester)
Guernsey – flights are operated by Blue Islands via Jersey

Other airports
Brussels via Southampton operated by Flybe