Heysham to Douglas Ferry

The Heysham Douglas ferry route connects England with Isle of Man. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Steam Packet. The crossing operates up to 13 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours 30 minutes.

Heysham Douglas sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Heysham to Douglas Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from England to Isle of Man page.

Heysham - Douglas Ferry Operators

  • Steam Packet
    • 13 Sailings Weekly 3 hr 30 min
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Average Heysham Douglas Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Heysham Douglas route is a car and 2 passengers.

Heysham Douglas Ferry reviews

  • "I was very sick"

    Crew very pleasant and helpful. Seats comfortable. Good refreshments. Smooth car parking. However inevitably due to choppy seas there was a lot of sickness. The food that my friends ate looked delicious.

    'Michael' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet on Manannan

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  • "Travelling on the Mannanan heysham to douglas"

    Enjoyed travelling on the steam packet ship- Mannanan in April. Ship was on time and the journey took less time than I expected. Probably because the weather was fine. Travelled with children and they enjoyed the journey too.

    'Anonymous' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Heysham-Douglas Crossing"

    A very comfortable crossing to and from the Isle of Man. The outward journey was extremely busy but staff were very helpful in finding seating and and gave great service, cheerful at all times.

    'Jean' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet on Manannan

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  • "good journey"

    Very comfortable crossing, staff helpful and pleasant,I would use this service again if I needed to cross to the Isle of Man again.We did not use the catering service so cannot comment on that.

    'Christopher' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet on Manannan

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Heysham Guide

The village of Heysham can be found on the north west coast of England in the county of Lancashire. The town overlooks Morecambe Bay and is a pretty little coastal village a short distance from both Lancaster and Morecambe. The village has many beautiful 17th century cottages and is well known for its colourful floral displays, which have won Britain in Bloom's Gold Small Village prize on two occasions. Situated quite close to the village are two nuclear power stations but also areas of woodland, open grassland, sandy beaches and rock pools.

Ferry services from the village's harbour depart to the Isle of Man, operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, and to Ireland. The port's facilities include a waiting lounge with TV, some vending machines, a snack bar and restaurant, disabled toilets and a children's play area.

Douglas Guide

Douglas is the Isle of Man's largest town and lies on the east coast of the island, on the edge of a two mile sweeping bay and beach. The offers visitors many things to do and see and its promenade is always a hive of activity. Popular things to do in the town include the guided Story of Mann trail which takes visitors around some of the most famous sites, beginning at the Manx Museum. For petrol heads, the TT Grandstand is always popular and is where spectators can get the best view of the start and finish line of the world famous Isle of Mann TT Race. A trip to the Great Union Camera Obscura on Douglas Head is also worth a visit.

Ferry services from Douglas, operated by The Steam Packet Company, depart to Heysham, Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast. Both conventional and fast ferries are available, although the fast ferries only operate between March and November. Facilities on board the boats include shops, cafes and bars.