How to get to the Isle of Man
How to get to the Isle of Man TT
Located in the middle of the Irish sea between England, Scotland and Ireland you have two options to access the island which are via sea or air, either can be added to any of ou packages if not included already.
Getting to the Isle of Man by Sea
There is one ferry operator to the Island called the Isle of Man Steam Packet who offer sailings from English ports Liverpool and Heysham located in Northwest England or from Belfast and Dublin in Ireland - Larne from Northern Ireland is also an option during the Isle of Man TT.
Sailings on board the fastcraft Manannan or the slower conventional ferry Ben My Chree take from 2 hours up to nealy 4 hours. It is the more gentle way to get to the island and the only option when you want to bring a vehicle. All sailings to the island dock in Douglas at the Isle of Man Sea Terminal of which the whole island is easliy accessable.
Salings during the TT and Classic TT periods are increased to meet demand but will obviously sell out within months of going on sale.
Getting to the Isle of Man by Air
If you are planning to reach the island by air then you have many options availble, most major UK and Irish airports are covered with the expection of London Heathrow.
Flight times take from just 20 minutes from Blackpool and Liverpool or up to 1 hour from London. Its nice to be able to jump on a short flight and a swift transfer to take you to your Isle of Man destination.
The islands airport is located in the south of the island near to Castletown which is around 20 minutes from Douglas by taxi or just a few minutes more on public transport.
Getting around the Isle of Man without my own transport
One of the major questions you need to ask yourself if you are planning a trip to the island do I need a vehicle? This will have a bareing whether you choose to fly or sail.
Public transport is good on the Isle of Man the TT course can be accessed to all places using public transport. Bus services go around the course apart from on the mountain section from Douglas to Ramsey - but you can use the Electric railway from Laxey to access the mountain - when the TT course is not closed for practice session or racing.
Our opinion is to increase your options of getting here and travel by sea as a foot passenger of fly using the islands great public transport sytem while your here.