Liverpool to Douglas Ferry

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.

Route and port details

Liverpool to Douglas Ferry Alternatives

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

Liverpool - Douglas Ferry Operators

  • Steam Packet
    • 12 Sailings Weekly 2 hr 45 min
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Average Liverpool Douglas Prices

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.

Liverpool Douglas Ferry reviews

  • "Great trouble free travel"

    Travelled to Isle of Man from Liverpool with my car and checking in and boarding was very straightforward and very well organised and manned. Though we had windy weather on the outbound trip, we felt fine but did have some sea sickness tablets ready just in case so would recommend buying some. The trip departed and arrived on schedule and the captain kept the passengers well informed of progress of the sail especially on the return trip. Our sail was comfortable and clean though we didn't use the catering facilities but there seemed to be plenty of choice but not for my vegetarian son unfortunately this time ... Thanks for a good service.

    'Anonymous' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Packet full of enjoyment"

    We were very pleased with the trip generally. The exception was the catering - the cafe/restaurant was displaying items on the electronic board which were not available at the time, but there was no indication of what times various dishes were available. Breakfast turned out to be available until about lunchtime, but 'lunch' was not available until 3pm so on our sailing (11.15am from Liverpool) no lunch was available. Apart from that everything was good.

    'Anonymous' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Awesome experience, good hospitality - felt no hard in travel time. "

    It was good experience thorough out the journey. Good hospitality by the crew members. Thank you.

    'Velumani' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "enjoyable trip"

    Very happy with the trip there and back, very friendly crew ferrying us to the lift as my wife walks with a stick she has difficulty walking but with the lift to the upper deck she was able to get about easily.

    'Philip Peacock' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet

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Liverpool Guide

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 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.