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

  • "Heysham - Douglas Cancelled disaster averted changed to Liverpool - Douglas"

    My original crossing Heysham - Douglas was cancelled due to weather and technical issues. I was texted in plenty of time to ring and change to a later ferry. However there was no guarantee that that would run. My phone failed but the confirmation by email arrived safely however we decide to see if the offer of going from Liverpool to Douglas was still on offer. It was so we accepted that and set off to Liverppol. The young man who took my call was patient and helpful even though I was very flustered and obviously upset he efficiently confirmed my changed bookings. Thank you Kyle. Liverpool was well organized loading the cars and although there was a force 7 wind the Mananan sailed smoothly to Douglas

    'Christine' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Excellent Staff "

    I Would definitely use Steam Packet again as the staff are friendly and efficient. Everything run smoothly. Thank you.

    'Carolyn' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet on Manannan

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  • "Good service/leisurely cruise"

    I had a enjoyable trip, even thou the weather was against us with fog and delayed by 2 hrs. The staff informed us and continued to serve hot food through out, on the whole everyone had a seat eventually. The boat was clean& facilities were clean. I would recommend if you like to have a leisurely cruise and like to make the ferry experience as part of your holiday.

    'Anonymous' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Sailing 11th February 2014"

    We left Heysham in sunshine, but strong winds. Experience was new, not travelled on board a ship with vehicle before. Straightford boarding and leaving. Return journey same.

    'Anonymous' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet on Ben My Chree

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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.