Harwich ferry port in England connects you with Hook of Holland in Holland with a choice of up to 17 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Harwich to Hook of Holland crossing is from 7 hours and the crossing is operated by Stena Line.
Harwich International ferry port can be found in Essex on the east coast of England, about one mile upstream from the town of Harwich, opposite the port of Felixstowe and is a natural gateway to Europe.
The ferry terminal itself is in Parkeston and the main passenger ferry activity in Harwich is provided by the Stena Line route to the Hook of Holland in the Netherlands and is operated by modern state-of-the-art ships. Approximately 1 million passengers pass through the ferry terminal each year either starting or completing their trip.
Harwich ferry port has in the past featured connections with Sweden (Gothenburg) and Germany (Cuxhaven) with DFDS Seaways but both services ceased around 2005 and as yet have not been restarted by other ferry companies.
If you are passing through then be sure to visit Dovercourt which lies just to the south of Harwich. The older town of Dovercourt has been settled since prehistoric times and the iron lighthouses or 'Leading Lights' which sit along the picturesque Blue Flag beach are worth a look.
From the M25: Leave the M25 at junction 28 and follow the A12 (north) signposted Chelmsford and Colchester. At Colchester (Ardleigh Interchange) turn off the A12 onto the A120 following signs for Harwich. The road becomes single carriageway at Horsley Cross roundabout. Proceed for 6 miles until you reach Ramsey Hill Roundabout. Follow signs for Harwich International Port.
From the Midlands and the North: It is easiest to use the A14 to Ipswich. At Ipswich join the A12 (south) towards Colchester. At Colchester join the A120 and follow as above.
Trains run from London Liverpool Street station to Harwich International. Local rail services arrive at the terminal building, where an escalator will take you directly to the check in point. For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Harwich page.
There are well sign posted short and long term parking facilities at the entrance to the ferry port. Parking is charged at a daily rate.
Parkeston Quay, Parkeston, Harwich, CO12 4SR
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