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Ferry Routes

England to Isle of Man

Birkenhead to Douglas

Steam Packet 2 Sailings Weekly 4 hrs 15 mins

Heysham to Douglas

Steam Packet 13 Sailings Weekly 3 hrs 30 mins

Liverpool to Douglas

Steam Packet 12 Sailings Weekly 2 hrs 45 mins

Ireland to Isle of Man

Northern Ireland to Isle of Man

Visiting Isle of Man

Visiting the Isle of Man

Why take a ferry to the Isle of Man

Booking a ferry to or from The Isle of man couldn't be easier with Compare Ferries. The Isle of Man is perhaps the best-hidden gem in the Irish Sea. Located just off the coast of the United Kingdom, you can find the Isle of Man between England and Ireland.

Despite being only 572 square kilometers, it boasts a rich history and offers a multitude of fascinating experiences. The island can offer you peace and tranquillity in its stunning landscapes and traditional villages. Whilst also being home to some exciting adventures.

The Douglas Ferry Port is frequently accessible from popular ferry line the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. You can book Isle of Man ferries from a number of routes. You can travel from Heysham to Douglas or from Liverpool to Douglas. Irish passengers may choose to travel from Northern Ireland or Southern Ireland. With sailings from Belfast to Douglas or alternatively you may depart from Dublin.

Once you have arrived in the Isle of Man, transport around the island is easily available. It has extensive railway lines, bus routes and modern main roads.

Compare Ferries has the most up to date timetables, Isle of man ferry routes and fares for travel to the Isle. With a choice of operators including Steam Packet and Wightlink. Use our ferry search to compare cheap ferries to the Isle of Man and book your next ferry crossing.

Highlights of the Isle of Man

Straight off the ferry, you'll find yourself situated in the Isle of Man's largest town, Douglas. Home to the island's main shopping area and countless culturally enriching facilities. Enjoy a specially selected tour of the Manx Museum or the Isle of Man Steam Railway. The scenic Douglas promenade is a pastel rainbow of hotels and amenities creating a picturesque environment facing the stunning golden seafront.

The impressive historic architecture of the Isle of Man only continues as you further explore the island. It boasts multiple historic and impressive buildings such as Rushen Abbey, Peel Castle, and the breathtaking Milner's Tower. Milner's Tower stands alone and proud. Built in the shape of a lock and a key, facing the beautiful rugged coastline of the island.

The Isle of Man is not just home to an abundance of natural wildlife. Choose from an exciting range of other attractions. Such as the enchanting Curraghs Wildlife Park.

Ensure you visit the impressive "Lady Isabella", the largest surviving waterwheel of its kind in the world. The Isle of Man offers landscapes seemingly unspoiled by time. Follow the footpath through the breathtaking Glen Maye before arriving at the picturesque waterfall.

Throughout the sandy beaches of Peel and the cobbled streets of the historic Castle Town. The Isle of Man offers the perfect blend of modern facilities and traditional, untouched natural beauty. Travel to build your own itinerary click here to view Steam Packet’s timetables.

The Culture, Food, and Drinks

Fresh seafood is popular at many of the local restaurants. The island itself is famous for its smoked fish, so be sure to try Manx Kippers, smoked locally in Peel. Desserts are an equally important part of the island's cuisine. As evidenced in the beloved Peel flapjack and the Manx Bonnag fruitcake.

The Isle of Man is home to many independent beer breweries. Kella Distilleries offer an exciting range of specially selected spirits, including the Isle’s own Manx spirit. Soft drinks and traditional British tea are also beloved on the island.

Allow our search tool to build your own journey that suits your needs. Explore all the Isle has to offer. Use our ferry search as your itinerary planner. Compare various ferry services to find the best prices for your crossing.

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