Isle of Man Ferry


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More about the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a British crown dependency, though is self-governing.

The Isle of Man is home to around 80,000 people, most of whom live in the main towns of Douglas and Ramsey.

The world-famous TT races take place on the island every year in June and are the perfect way to experience legal thrilling high speed motor racing.

However, if you prefer a more sedate pace of life, the island has a great range of trails for keen hikers. The island is famous for it's natural landscape and the Summer, Spring and Autumn are all great times for nature lovers to visit the island.

Of course taking your car to the Isle of Man gives you the freedom to explore the island at your leisure. You can really make the holiday your own by booking a car ferry to the Isle of Man.

Isle of Man Travel Guide

Experience the hospitable and quirky nature of Manx life in a trip to the Isle of Man. There is something to appeal to everyone, whether you are after steam trains, boats, picturesque ports or opportunities for hiking.

The Isle of Man is a small island in the middle of the Irish Sea. Whilst the British Government oversee its defence and foreign relations, it is to all other sense and purposes an independent government. This lends the island a unique sense of independence.

Isle of Man Manx Railway
The Manx Railway is an attraction both for the young and young at heart.

Travelling in the Isle of Man

Of course, it is entirely possible you will want to use your car on the Isle of Man. There are good roads, driving law is pretty similar to the UK (though with narrow roads and no-speed limits, it is worth taking a little more care than usual) and there are many car hire firms on the island.

However, when you have an island with such a creative range of transport methods as the Isle of Man, it seems a little silly to be stuck in a car. Apart from the good bus service that runs frequently throughout the island, the Isle of Man is the train lover's paradise.

the Isle of Man is the train lover's paradise

The Isle of Man railway is a narrow gauge steam railway that operates throughout the South of the island, starting in the capital city of Douglas. Meanwhile the Manx Electric Railway operates on the North of the island and uses historic tramcars many of which date back to the 1890s. The latter links with a horse drawn tram link along the sea front in Douglas during the summer months, though the distance is easy to walk and is more a tourist attraction than a serious method of transport. Finally, there is the Snaefell mountain railway, which connects to the Manx Electric Railway and conveys visitors up to the top of the Isle of Man's highest peak.

Things to do on the Isle of Man

The world-famous TT races take place on the island every year in June and are the perfect way to experience legal thrilling high speed motor racing. However, if you prefer a more sedate pace of life, the island has a great range of trails for keen hikers. A great day out might be to get a train to somewhere on the website and then to hike for a few hours before catching the train back at the end of the day.

There are also a few historic sites of interest, including the world's biggest waterwheel, which was originally built in the 19th century to draw water out of the hills in order to facilitate mining. The two breweries on the island are well worth a visit, with the island's famous Purity Law giving a unique taste. offers the best way to find the cheapest ferry routes to the Isle of Man with its easy to use booking form. Begin your holiday on a ferry and start relaxing straight away!


  • 26 Feb 2020
    First ferry to the IOM
    • Thought the staff were all fantastic. Service, food and hospitality were all great - staff are all a credit to the company

      Review by TRISTAN JOSH

  • 13 Oct 2019
    • There are some things that are not applicable to me. I sat in the cinema room with my daughter. The volume for the movie was far too low, so difficult to hear. Yet announcements were deafening!!

      Review by Anon

  • 30 Sep 2019
    • Ether travel first class or no class, the seats at the rear are uncomfortable and noisey, staff were great and we had a really smooth crossing both ways.

      Review by Anon

  • 21 Sep 2019
    Smooth Crossings
    • I was lucky enough to have smooth crossings in both directions. The lounges were generally on the cool side and the seats are not very comfortable. Towards the end of my homeward journey I discovered the cinema - warm with comfy seats - next time I will be there throughout!

      Review by Anon

  • 20 Sep 2019
    Good trip.
    • Thanks.

      Review by Anon

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the Isle of Man Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey to the Isle of Man? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

Which ferries go to Isle of Man?

Ferries to Isle of Man are operated by Isle of Man Steam Packet.

Where can I get a ferry to in Isle of Man?

With AFerry you can book a ferry to Douglas.

How long is the ferry to Isle of Man?

It depends where and when you travel. The quickest crossing to Isle of Man is Liverpool - Douglas with Isle of Man Steam Packet and takes 2 hrs 45 min, while the longest crossing is Belfast - Douglas with Isle of Man Steam Packet and can take up to 4 hrs 45 min.