Liverpool Birkenhead
Ferries to Isle of Man
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Liverpool Birkenhead to Douglas Ferry

The Liverpool Birkenhead Douglas ferry route connects England with Isle of Man. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Steam Packet. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 4 hours 15 minutes.

Liverpool Birkenhead Douglas sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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Liverpool Birkenhead Douglas Ferry reviews

  • "The sea was quiet 🤫 "

    No problems encountered at all and smoothly led on and off the ferry. We had two cars and we would definitely use Steam Packet again 👍

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  • "trip Liverpool Birkenhead to Douglas 10-03-2019"

    My last trip with steam packet , on 10-03-2019 as I needed my car The ship on time and the staff are helpful and competent I reserved a seat The journey was just over 5 hours (normally 4 hours to crossover). This was in view the Irish sea was turbulent and the ferry was up and down. I was only given coffee and biscuit. wished if they provided snacks of cheese, tuna and egg sandwiches Developed severe sea sickness and the ferry not equipped to give treatment. Wished if there is a nurse to give an injection to stop this sea sickness

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  • "A journey "

    Staff very accommodating and helpful in spite of the rolling weather initially! Food prices are rather heavy Plastic canopies over outdoor seating would be very helpful when people are unwell and sheltering from the wind and cold. Seating freezer your bottom.

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Liverpool Birkenhead Guide

Birkenhead is part of the vast Liverpool docks system and is operated by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company. A route operated by Stena Line, Liverpool Birkenhead is a popular gateway to Belfast from the Twelve Quays Ferry Terminal, which also offers passenger and freight services to Douglas on the Isle of Man, run by Steam Packet.

The town of Birkenhead is located on the Wirral Peninsular, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, in the north west of England. The town lies on the western shores of the River Mersey, opposite the city of Liverpool, while its history has strong links with shipbuilding.

In Birkenhead itself, visitors will find one of the first publicly funded parks in Britain, designed in 1843 by Sir Joseph Paxton, while other interesting landmarks include Birkenhead Hotel, Bidston Windmill, found on a ridge behind the town, Flaybrick Watertower and Flaybrick Memorial Gardens.

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.

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