Cheap flights from London Heathrow to Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea between the UK and Ireland and is a great place to visit – offering many incredible sights and some great food. Flights from Heathrow to Isle of Man aren’t as common as some other destinations, but you can usually find at least one per day during the busier times of year.

Heathrow Facilities

With 4 active terminals and handling more than 80 million passengers in 2018, Heathrow is by far the UK’s largest and busiest airport. Heathrow is home to many recognisable shops and restaurants and has all the services and facilities you would want from a modern airport, including currency exchange, cash machines, free wi-fi, play areas for kids, baby changing and postal services.

There are premium lounges at Heathrow too, that include shower rooms, complimentary food and free wi-fi.

Flight Time from Heathrow to Isle of Man

A direct flight from Heathrow to Isle of Man will take approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Getting to Heathrow

Heathrow is roughly 14 miles west of central London and is easily accessible by pretty much any means of transport.

If you live in London than an obvious way to get to Heathrow is by the tube. Heathrow has 3 dedicated tube stations – one that covers terminals 2 and 3 and separate stations for terminals 4 and 5. Trains run regularly throughout the day and the Piccadilly line now has a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays.

If you’re travelling from central London, then you also have the option to Heathrow Express train that runs every 15 mins between Paddington and Heathrow terminals 2 and 3.

A black cab or Uber is of course another option for London residents. Getting a taxi is convenient but it can be quite costly compared to other means of transport, particularly if you’re travelling during busy times.

If you’re travelling from outside London, then you can get a coach directly to Heathrow depot or if you’re driving you can easily get to it via the M25.

Getting to and from Isle of Man Airport

Once you land in Isle of Man, you’ll have a few options to get where you want to go.  

There are regular bus services that runs from the airport to all the popular locations on the island, including Douglas, Port Erin and St John’s.

You can also get a taxi from the airport to anywhere on the island. Most of the popular spots on Isle of Man are under a 30-minute drive from the airport and cost between £10-30 depending on traffic conditions.

There’s also the option to rent a car at the airport, which provides a very convenient way to get around the island.

Things to See & Do in Isle of Man

Considering the Isle of Man is such a small island, there’s a surprising amount to see and do. Below are some of the highlights -

Great Union Camera Obscura

The Great Union Camera Obscura at Douglas has been a fixture on the Isle of Man for hundreds of years and provides visitors with a great way to take in the beautiful surroundings.

Snaefell Mountain

Snaefell Mountain is the tallest mountain on Isle of Man. It’s very easy to get there by the Snaefell Mountain Railway and all the information you need including opening time, prices, maps etc. is nearby.

Peel Castle

Peel Castle is an 11th century fortress that was originally built by Vikings. It is open to visitors during the summer and comes with a free audio tour of the site.

Calf of Man

Calf of Man is a very small island that lies off the southwest coast of Isle of Man. It’s separated from the main island by a small body of water called the Calf Sound and is easily visible from the coast. You can get some great pictures here and it’s certainly a great place to visit on your trip.

Best time of the year to visit Isle of Man

Much like the rest of the UK, Isle of Man has quite a moderate climate and doesn’t really experience any extreme weather. August usually has the hottest weather of the year so if sun is what you’re after then this would be the best time to visit.

From October onwards, the temperature does drop quite drastically and the hours of daylight reduce significantly too. If you don’t mind the cold however, winter can still be a very enjoyable time to visit.

Spring can also be a great time to visit Isle of Man as there are often very nice days without being quite as hot as the peak summer months.

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