Getting Here & About

Photo - The Manx Electric Railway is a great way to visit the coastal towns of Laxey and Ramsey
The Manx Electric Railway is a great way to visit the coastal towns of Laxey and Ramsey
Getting to and from the Isle of Man is easy with regular ferries and flights from the UK, Ireland and several airports in Europe.

Ferry Services

All year round ferry crossings run from Heysham and Liverpool, along with regular sailings in the season from Belfast and Dublin.

Ferries are reasonably priced with typical sailing times of 2-4 hours.

For timetables, prices and to book tickets, visit the Steam Packet Company website: www.steam-packet.com.

Athol House is located less than a mile from the ferry terminal in Douglas.

Flying Here

Alternatively, you can fly to the island from a large number of airports within the UK, Ireland and Europe, with flights operated by FlyBe, CityWing, EasyJet, Aer Lingus and British Airways.

Flights with the budget airlines can be quite cheap as you'd expect and you'll barely have fastened your safety belt during take-off before your plane has landed again.

For details of flights to and from the Isle of Man, visit the Manx Flights website: www.manxflights.com.

Athol House is approximately 20 minutes drive from the airport.

Getting Around

Although you can bring a vehicle over on the ferry, you may find you don't need it.

The island has excellent Public Transport links with regular bus services as well as our horse drawn trams, electric railway and steam trains, which make exploring very easy and a lot more fun!

If you're flying over or travelling as a foot passenger on the ferry and do want a car, there are a number of car hire companies available, including Mylchreests and Athol Car Hire.

For the more energetic, cycling is also a great way to discover the Isle of Man. If you're bringing over push bikes, we have a secure yard where you can lock them up overnight. Alternatively, bike rentals are available from Isle of Man Cycle Hire in Peel.

Booking Enquiries

For booking enquiries, please telephone or complete our on-line booking form:

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Conveniently Located

Overlooking the gardens of the Villa Marina Complex near the centre of Douglas, Athol House bed and breakfast is ideally situated for the promenade, town centre, theatres, restaurants, bars, museums and other attractions.

The island's excellent bus, electric railway and steam train links also make the capital an ideal base for exploring the rest of the Isle of Man, including Castletown, Port Erin, Ramsey, Peel, Laxey, Onchan and more.

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