Travel to the Isle of Man

NB: Weather cannot be guaranteed!

The Island is well connected and can be reached by both air and sea from a number of ports across the UK and Ireland.

Travelling by sea you will arrive in the capital, Douglas, from where easy access is available to all locations across the Island. Those arriving by air will arrive at Ronaldsway airport near the southern town of Castletown.

The race starts in the northern town of Ramsey and finishes in Port Erin so most visitors choose to stay in either Ramsey, Port Erin or Douglas. Transport to the start of the marathon will be provided – no transport is provided for those running the half but St Johns is easily accessible by public transport. Bags can be transported to the finish for both races.

Competitors tend to base themselves in either Port Erin or Douglas where a number of accommodation options are available. In conjunction with the Isle of Man Steam Packet several great value deals are available for those travelling by ferry – or see for additional options.

Combined boat/train tickets are available and can offer very good value and flexibility. Fares start from £62 return from Lancashire and Merseyside or £68 return from North Wales, Cheshire and Yorkshire. For more information visit the excellent –

Flights are available from many UK and Irish airports –