Harwich ferry port in England connects you with Hook of Holland in Holland with a choice of up to 14 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Harwich to Hook of Holland crossing is from 6 hours 45 minutes and the crossing is operated by Stena Line.
Harwich ferry port is a small port in Essex on the English east coast. It is one of 3 ports on the North Sea, connecting England with the continent, the other 2 being Hull and Newcastle.
Harwich ferry port lies just outside Harwich itself in Parkeston Quay can be reached by car in 1.5 hours from Cambridge and in little over 2.5 hours from London.
Ferries run between Harwich and Hook of Holland in the Netherlands (called Hoek van Holland in Dutch). This crossing is ideal if you want to travel further to Rotterdam or Amsterdam. You can travel as foot passenger or with your car or motorhome. Your pets can travel with you and you can leave them in your car or accommodate them in the kennels on board. Please note: the latest check-in time is 60 minutes before departure (with or without vehicle).
The crossing is operated by Stena Line and the journey time is 7 hours. Sailings take place 14 times a week and are offered during the day and as overnight ferry.
At the Harwich ferry terminal, you can park your car free of charge for 30 minutes. Overnight parking is available from £8.60 per 24 hours.
At the port you can find a wide range of amenities such as a café, a children’s play area, and exchange bureau, vending machines, baby changing facilities and accessible toilets. Wi-Fi, a rail ticket machine and an information point are also available.
From the M25: Leave the M25 at junction 28 and follow the A12 (north) signposted Chelmsford and Colchester. At Colchester (Ardleigh Interchange) turn off the A12 onto the A120 following signs for Harwich. The road becomes single carriageway at Horsley Cross roundabout. Proceed for 6 miles until you reach Ramsey Hill Roundabout. Follow signs for Harwich International Port.
From the Midlands and the North: It is easiest to use the A14 to Ipswich. At Ipswich join the A12 (south) towards Colchester. At Colchester join the A120 and follow as above.
Trains run from London Liverpool Street station to Harwich International. Local rail services arrive at the terminal building, where an escalator will take you directly to the check in point. For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Harwich page.
There are well sign posted short and long term parking facilities at the entrance to the ferry port. Parking is charged at a daily rate.
Harwich International Port, Parkeston Quay, Parkeston, Harwich CO12 4SX
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Harwich Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Harwich Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!