Manchester to the Isle of Man

Situated in the Irish sea, the Isle of Man is a beautiful and historic haven of green countryside, stunning coastlines and charming towns and villages. A Crown dependency, the Isle of Man is proud of its own identity, yet boasts a culture that Brits will recognise and love. Alongside tourism and the world-famous TT motorcycle races, the island is a hub for offshore banking, e-commerce and manufacturing, making it a popular destination for those visiting on business too.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Manchester (MAN) to the Isle of Man (IOM), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the Isle of Man to Manchester page.

For tips and guidance about your trip from Manchester to the Isle of Man, see our sections below. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.

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Getting to Manchester Airport (MAN)

Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to the Isle of Man with Flybe is easy, as the airport is well situated with great transport links and plenty of on-site parking. For full details, visit our Getting to Manchester Airport page.

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Manchester Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via Flybe.com or book now
  • Public transport
    Bus, train, coach and tram links to the airport station
  • 1 hour of free WiFi throughout
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Escape Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.

Check-in and bag drop at Manchester Airport

We recommend that you check in online prior to your flight from Manchester to Isle of Man. However, if you are unable to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge.
Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Cafés

Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge

Retailers:

  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents

Isle of Man Airport Arrivals (IOM)

At a glance:

  • 9 miles from Douglas
    20 minutes' drive from Isle of Man Airport to Douglas in normal traffic
  • Public transport
    Buses run to/from Isle of Man Airport terminal
  • Taxi stand
  • Car hire
    To book, visit Isle of Man Airport's web pages
  • Free WiFi
    In departure lounge and buffet areas
  • Café/bar and shops
    In departure lounge

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to Isle of Man page and browse other available routes.

Visiting the Isle of Man

Browse our Flybe guide to the Isle of Man to ensure you get the most from your trip. From the best selection of hotels, to places to eat, drink and be merry, and of course shopping and Manx highlights, you'll find all you need to know below.

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Hotels on the Isle of Man

Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com to make it even easier for you to find the perfect hotel on the Isle of Man. Whatever brings you on flights to the Isle of Man from Manchester, you'll find a great range of accommodation to suit your requirements and your budget.

Things to see on the Isle of Man

Whether you're planning a leisurely break, an outdoor adventure or catching up on business, you'll find a host of things to see and do on the Isle of Man to make your trip unforgettable.

Awash with gorgeous scenery and beauty spots – from mountains and countryside to harbours, coastlines and medieval castles – the island is an untouched natural paradise. The world-famous Isle of Man TT motorbike race is the busiest time in the calendar, but the Isle of Man's ever-changing colours make it a unique destination to visit at any time of year.

Flybe recommends...

Isle of Man TT

The Tourist Trophy is one of the world's most famous annual motorcycle races, with a gruelling course around the island. Book well in advance - it has a dedicated international following.

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Walk up to the top of the Isle of Man's highest mountain, or travel in style to the summit via an electric railway. On a clear day, it's possible to see Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

Wildlife

Along with its tail-less Manx cats, grey seals and horned sheep, the island is a haven for wildlife, including a colony of wallabies who escaped from a local wildlife park and set up home!

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Bars and restaurants on the Isle of Man

Thanks to the Isle of Man's rural and coastal setting, it's no surprise that the eating and drinking scene focuses on fresh, local produce. For a truly cultural experience, be sure to sample some of the unique Manx dishes on offer.

Flybe recommends...

Tanroagan

A family-run Douglas seafood restaurant serving locally-sourced produce and beverages, fresh and direct from Manx waters and suppliers.

Ramsey Park Hotel

Ramsey's Lake View Restaurant at the Ramsey Park Hotel overlooks Mooragh Lake in a setting almost as edible as its menu of seasonal, locally-sourced cuisine for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea,

Little Fish Cafe

One of the many gems of Douglas, the Little Fish Cafe on the North Quay is a fish-lover's paradise, serving seafood-inspired dishes from all over the globe.

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Getting more from your trip to the Isle of Man

Get the most out of your stay on the Isle of Man by enjoying more of what the island has to offer. Wherever you're staying, nowhere is too far to travel by car, making it possible to get a real feel for the island even if your trip is only a short one.

Alongside its breathtaking scenery, the island has a rich cultural history, with ancient monuments dating back to before the last Ice Age. And its modern-day attractions are perfect for stocking up on a few souvenirs for yourself or a loved one.

Flybe recommends...

Shopping on the Isle of Man

  • Douglas High Street has the island's biggest collection of shops, from fashion to technology
  • The cobbled streets of Castletown are packed with independent shops and an excellent wine cellar
  • Peel's fishing port has antique and ice cream shops nestled between Peel Castle and the Isle of Man's only cathedral

Nightlife on the Isle of Man

  • Douglas lounge bar C'est La Vie is a popular venue for locals and tourists alike
  • The White House pub in Peel is a Camra favourite, having an excellent selection of real ales and whiskies
  • See a film or theatre performance at the Gaiety Theatre on Douglas Promenade

Beyond the streets

  • Take in the Manx Museum in Douglas - the perfect overview of the island's heritage
  • Visit Cashtal yn Ard, over 4000 years old and the British Isles' largest Neolithic tomb.
  • Sail to the Calf of Man from Port St Mary, a small island off the coast, primarily used as a nature reserve and bird observatory.

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Doing business on the Isle of Man

Highly popular with offshore banks, the Isle of Man enjoys a fruitful relationship with its business travellers, with tourism, finance and e-commerce all thriving amid a rich and vibrant economy. You'll find a wide selection of hotels catering for all tastes across the island, and an excellent road system ensures nowhere is far to get to. For conferences, boardrooms and meeting spaces, the island has plenty of choice to accommodate your guests, whatever your business function.

Conference venues and meeting facilities

However big or small your event may be, you'll find the Isle of Man can meet all your requirements. With all venues within easy reach of Isle of Man airport, here are a selection of the island's best conference and business meeting facilities.

Flybe recommends...

Empress Hotel

  • Seafront hotel in the centre of Douglas, 20 minutes from the airport
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Conference and banqueting facilities for up to 200 guests
  • All business events supported by a dedicated team of planners
  • Two restaurants - Asian/European & A La Carte Menu
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Free car parking along the promenade

King William's College

  • In Castletown Bay, close to the Isle of Man Airport
  • Corporate outdoor marquee events for up to 500 people
  • Indoor facilities for up to 140 attendees
  • Exquisite traditional surroundings
  • Sports facilities subject to availability
  • First-class catering service available
  • Twin-room and dormitory accommodation
  • Car parking on site

Gaiety Theatre

  • Theatre venue on Douglas promenade, 20 minutes from the airport
  • Hosts up to 200 people
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Several suites to suit events of all sizes
  • First-class catering available
  • WiFi throughout
  • Car parking on site