The Steam Packet Liverpool Douglas ferry crossing between England and Isle of Man is the only service operating on this route. With crossing durations from 2 hours 45 minutes, the route is scheduled to run around 12 times per week.
The regularity and duration of crossing varies from time to time so it is advisable to get a live quote for current availability.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Liverpool Douglas route is a car and 2 passengers.
"First time travellers"
One person in our little family group is afraid of anything that sits on water and she was not looking forward to the crossing. Imagine how delighted she was to find helpful staff, good seating arrangements and enough going on around her to make the journey a great experience. Fares very good value and a pleasant way to begin a holiday.
'Susan' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam PacketRead More Read Less
"trip to douglas from liverpool on Manannan"
The smooth fast trip was a delight. perfect conditions on the sea and aboard. Good food and lounge seating .booking the trip was easy on line , the back up emails and the attention to detail was reassuring. I would travel again on the Manannan.
'Brian' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam PacketRead More Read Less
On recent trip on Mañanan , the weather was stormy but we had wonderful comfortable voyage . The ship was very clean , staff helpful and information well communicated .
'Coral' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam PacketRead More Read Less
Excellent crossing both ways, comfortable seating and snacks and drinks ok Loading and off loading of vehicle went without any problems. Good booking service and signing in at Liverpool and Douglas was easy, able to change my original booking as something came up which prevented me going. bit disappointed that I had to pay for the change.
'John' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam PacketRead More Read Less
The city of Liverpool is located in the north west of England, on the eastern shore of the Mersey Estuary. The city's diverse population, drawn from a wide range of nationalities, cultures and religions, particularly from Ireland have resulted in a city with a long and rich history. In 2007 the city celebrated its 800th anniversary and was also the European City of Culture in the same year, along with Stavanger in Norway. The city was also labelled the World Capital of Pop by Guinness World Records because of its world famous link with The Beatles and other groups from the Merseybeat era. Parts of the city have also been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in recognition of the city's rich heritage.
The Port of Liverpool, which is one of the United Kingdom's major ports, is spread over both shores of the River Mersey. On the Liverpool side of the river are the Passenger Ferry Terminals where passengers can purchase drinks and snacks. There are two daily crossings to Ireland with a crossing time of around 3 hours and 45 minutes which are currently operated by Super Seacat Fast Ferries. There are also two services each day to Dublin in Ireland with a crossing time of around 8 hours, five daily sailings to Douglas on the Isle of Man, with a crossing time of 2 hours and 30 minutes, and two daily crossings to Belfast in Northern Ireland with a crossing time of around 8 hours.
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.