Again this is for our guests from across the water.

You have 2 options to get here: boat or fly.

ben my chree

The ‘Ben My Chree’ ferry leaves Heysham port twice daily. There is also the option of returning to Birkenhead on the Sunday morning.
The crossing takes about 4 hours so if you’re really not a great sailor we would suggest getting a cabin so you can throw up in the privacy of your own bathroom. There is a bar & self-service restaurant, and a play area on board to keep the kiddies occupied.
You can book online here:


You can fly to the Island from the following destinations:

Belfast City (Citywing), Birmingham (Flybe), Blackpool (Citywing), Dublin (Aer Lingus), Edinburgh (Flybe), Exeter (Flybe), Glasgow (Citywing/Flybe), Gloucester (Citywing), Liverpool (Flybe/Easyjet), London Gatwick (Easyjet), London City (BA), Manchester (Flybe), Newcastle (Flybe), Southampton (Flybe).


Once you’ve arrived you can either arrange a lift with us, or there are regular buses.

The airport’s bus stop is just outside the main entrance and a number of routes are served. Buses 1, 1C, 2 and 2A are destined for Douglas Bus Station and run every half hour during the day from Monday to Saturday, and every hour on a Sunday. The journey to Douglas takes around 30 minutes.

Bus number 8 is bound for Peel, via Foxdale, with three services each day Monday to Saturday. Buses 1, 1C, 2, 2A and 8 run to Castletown, Colby, Port Erin and Port St Mary.

You can find the airport timetable here: and the regular timetable here:


If you think you might need a taxi during your stay then we can give you some numbers of reputable taxi drivers.

If you are hiring/bringing a car then be sure to pick up a time disc as you need to display this in some areas when you park.

parking disc

But, the most important thing you must remember however you travel around the Island is: Remember to say hello to the fairies when you go over the Fairy Bridge on the way to/from the airport! It’s bad luck if you don’t – honestly!

fairy bridge