Heysham ferry port in England connects you with Douglas in Isle of Man with a choice of up to 13 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Heysham to Douglas crossing is from 3 hours 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Steam Packet.
The quiet seafront settlement of Heysham, found in the north-west county of Lancashire in England, is a picturesque gateway to the Isle of Man. Though known nationally as the site of two nuclear power plants, the village is also steeped in history. St Peter’s Church to the north of the village is a listed Saxon building dating back to the 7th Century while, just a few steps away along the rolling grasses of the shore, a collection of ancient graves hewn into solid rock are said to mark the point of St Patrick’s arrival into England.
The port of Heysham has been operating since 1904 and is still a busy industrial port that handles cargo from vehicles to energy products. It is also regularly used by passengers looking to make the short trip across the Irish Sea to the city of Douglas on the rugged eastern shores of the Isle of Man. It’s a route that is particularly popular during May and June when the famed TT motorcycle festival takes place on the island.
The ferry terminal can be found on the south bank of the harbour, just off the main A683 road that leads into the cities of Blackpool and Preston. It has a few facilities including disabled toilets, vending machines and a small café selling light snacks. There is also a paid car-park directly adjacent to the terminal.
The port is blessed with a number of transport links to most of the major conurbations in the north west. Heysham Harbour train station, which connects directly to the port, offers routes to a wide variety of prime destinations along the Northern Line, including the cities of Manchester and Leeds.
At present only one passenger route runs from the port in Heysham. The Steam Packet service travels westwards to Douglas a number of times throughout the week, a short journey that covers the breadth of a narrow inlet of the Irish Sea.
Exit M6 J34 & follow A589 to Morecambe & Heysham for 3.5 miles. At 2nd roundabout take A683 to Heysham which is 3.5 miles away. Follow signs for Ferry Port which is at the west end of Heysham village.
Heysham Port train station is located at the harbour which is only 50m from the Passenger Terminal. North Western Trains run a train service connecting with most daytime arrivals and departures. The train links with Inter City services which serve both Preston and Lancaster year round and during the summer the train serves Stockport via Manchester, Bolton and Preston.
For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Heysham Port page.
Stagecoach Ribble operate a bus service from Combermere Road in Heysham. This is approximately a 10-minute walk to the passenger terminal.
Car parking (at owner's risk) is available adjacent to the Terminal Building and no advance booking is required. Daily prices are from £3.00
Steam Packet Company Passenger Terminal, South Quay, Heysham, Lancashire, LA3 2XE
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