Isle of Man

Think of the Isle of Man and you might think motorsport and financial institutions.

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But take a trip here and there's a lot more to discover – an island of breathtakingly diverse natural beauty, where historic sights blend into the landscape and you can get a genuinely wild outdoor experience.

Flying to the Isle of Man

Flights from London City Airport to the Isle of Man can save you some serious time compared with a lengthy journey by sea. It can take around four hours to sail from the mainland to Douglas harbour by ferry; flying directly from LCY takes just one hour and 15 minutes. Small but well-served by public transport, the Isle of Man’s airport is in the south, midway between Peel and Douglas, the island’s two main cities. Read on to find out more about the route.

Flying from London City Airport to the Isle of Man: Q&A

Wondering how much time you could save by flying to the Isle of Man, or want to know about the practicalities? We’ve answered some of the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to the Isle of Man – here are the essentials.

How long is the flight from London to the Isle of Man?

Flying directly from London to the Isle of Man takes one hour and 15 minutes. That’s all the way to the middle of the Irish Sea, an hour faster than catching a train to Manchester from Euston station! London City Airport is quick and easy to get to, too. Catch the DLR from Bank and you’ll be at the terminal in about 20 minutes. Once you land in the Isle of Man, a taxi into Douglas will take around 20 minutes, or you can hop on one of the frequent buses to and from the airport to all the major towns on the island.

How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to the Isle of Man?

Flights from London City Airport to the Isle of Man depart every weekday, making it easy to travel for work in the morning, at lunch and in the evening. For a short weekend stopover there is a flight every Saturday morning, and on Sundays you can fly in the afternoon or in the evening.

What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and the Isle of Man?

Flying directly from London to the Isle of Man means that you will most likely be flying with British Airways. Flights with other operators will be indirect, with a stopover adding time to your journey.

Practical information about flying from London to the Isle of Man

There’s often confusion around whether the Isle of Man is part of the UK, so we’ll keep it simple – it’s not, and you’ll definitely need your passport. When you arrive you’ll find that it’s easy to get about by bus, and the services here are quick and reliable. There are also plenty of taxi services to take you wherever you need to go.

What to expect in the Isle of Man

At certain times of the year on the Isle of Man, motorsport rules everything around it. If you’re not visiting for the road races, though, there’s plenty more to see and do. The island is a haven for wildlife and if you love walking in unspoiled countryside, you’ll be in your element. During the spring and summer seasons you can even catch sight of basking sharks, whales, porpoises and dolphins off the coast, and take a boat trip to get closer. Enjoy local beer and seafood in classic country pubs or head into Douglas for dinner and wine after work. The rich local heritage of the Manx is fascinating, and the welcome is warm.