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.
"few days in Douglas"
Great trip sailing on time both ways and pleasant crew and helpful staff on board.
'Courtney' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet on ManannanRead More Read Less
"Baggage hall @ Liverpool"
Return from Douglas getting baggage back needs a bigger space, otherwise every thing perfect.
'William Arthur' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet on ManannanRead More Read Less
"Our Ferry crossing too and from the Isle of Man"
Fast and comfortable crossing ,fully informed of progress, well directed getting the car on and off the ferry helpful staff.
'Anonymous' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet on ManannanRead More Read Less
"Journey from hell"
Travelled by car to Liverpool for ferry crossing, to find ferry was delayed by 2 hours. All cars were moved constantly to help keep road clear. Eventually got on ferry by which time the sea had started to get rough. The journey was very rough, so rough my wife would not travel back on ferry and had to pay for flight home. Was not given a refund or a upgrade for the executive lounge. Oh we'll that's customer service for you!!
'Anthony' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet on Ben My ChreeRead 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.