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.
All ways Travelled by Plane.So we decided use the ferrie.Excellent Smooth,Customer service Excellent No hold ups Easy access to pick up Luggage Cases.Will we do it Again Yes.
'Keith Pink' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam PacketRead More Read Less
As usual our trips from Liverpool to Douglas, and back, were most satisfactory. 9 out of 10 to The Steam Packet Co. (Never give 10, must keep striving for perfection)
'Alwyn' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam PacketRead More Read Less
Good smooth crossing on the Mannanan (catamaran) mostly because the sea was very calm both ways. No problems with boarding or disembarking. Car was security checked on way back but this was done with humour and staff were very good natured. Only fly in the ointment was the front cabin was used by a load of very noisy children on an outing and as the boat was full there was nowhere to go to escape them.
'Stephen' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam PacketRead More Read Less
"Easy way to travel!"
Check in at both Liverpool and Douglas was quick and efficient. The crossing itself was pleasant with plenty to occupy you if you wished and all the staff were very polite. A very good, stress free start (and end) to our holiday.
'Anonymous' 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.