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

  • "Ferry across the Irish Sea - half way"

    Both ways very good RORO very efficient. Small point - foot/coach passengers allowed on first so had to search for seats. Compared to Cross Channel, very expensive - would IOM get more tourists if crossing costs were lower?

    'Anthony' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Come sail with me"

    A calm and comfortable crossing both ways. My wife has walking difficulties and members of the crew provided assisted exit on both journeys which was much appreciated.

    'John' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Loved it"

    Cant fault anything really slick & comfortable trip ... Arrived early both ways on the trip ... Thank you.

    'Scott' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Dog-owners beware!"

    We chose to cross to the Isle of Man from Heysham because we were travelling with a dog and preferred her to be able to get out of the car with us. Unfortunately, we found the dog 'lounge' was really too small and cramped, too hot and therefore, not very relaxing for either pets or their owners (there was one more dog than the maximum allowed on our outward journey) Although the crossing home was better, as there weren't as many dogs travelling, we have to say we felt like 2nd class citizens confined to the 'dog house' despite the fact that we'd paid extra for the privilege. Thank you to the friendly crew member who brought sausages for the dogs on our way home, which was a nice touch. We were more than happy with all other arrangements but feel that dog-owners need to be aware of what to expect.

    'Gill' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet

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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.