Liverpool Birkenhead ferry port in England is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Douglas & Belfast available. With a selection of up to 13 Sailings Weekly, the port of Liverpool Birkenhead connects England with Isle of Man & Northern Ireland.
Sailing durations range from 4 hours 15 minutes on the Douglas service to 8 hours on the Belfast service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Liverpool Birkenhead fare search.
There are currently two different ferry service running from Birkenhead Port, the ferry to Belfast, and the ferry to Douglas on the Isle of Man. Please visit the specific route pages for more information, such as shipping times and fare prices.
With 2 different ferries available, there are different timetables, with up to 15 different sailings a week. There are also different sail times, that can vary from 4 hours and 15 minutes, to 8 hours, so for more specific information about the route you wish to travel, please use our fare finding tool to find the perfect journey for you.
It is very easy to drive here, with signposting to the port making it incredibly easy to find. If you wish to travel by public transport, you can take the train that runs every 5 minutes to the local station, which is only a 15 minute walk from the Port, or you can get the less common and slower Mersey ferry straight into the Port.
There is a pay and display parking facility at Birkenhead Port, which allows you to keep your car here for up to 5 weeks (840 hours).
From the M53: Follow signs on the M53 for Wallasey Docks, which is the last turning before the exit to the Mersey Tunnel entrance to Liverpool. Follow this road (Wallasey Dock Links Road - Dock Road) for approximately two miles, keeping straight at first roundabout and then right at second roundabout (Tower Road). This takes you across the Four Bridges (Tower Road). Stena Line ferry terminal is on the left, approximately 400 yards past the bridges.
From Liverpool city centre: Take the Wallasey (Kingsway) Tunnel from Liverpool. Once passing through the pay booths, take the left exit lane. At the roundabout, turn left into Gorsey Lane to a set of traffic lights, turn left and follow the Dock Road to another roundabout. Turning right takes you on to Tower Road (Four Bridges) and Stena Line Terminal is on your left.
On exiting the Birkenhead (Queensway) Tunnel take an immediate left (u-turn) to the toll booth (unmanned - correct payment is required) from which you will enter Chester Street. Continue ahead to Canning Street and follow until the third set of traffic lights/tram crossing. Turn right and the entrance to the terminal is on the left.
There are 3 railway stations located near to Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry Port - Hamilton Square, Birkenhead Park and Birkenhead Central. Hamilton Square is the closest though all 3 are within walking distance of the Stena Line Terminal.
For more information and booking, please visit our Trains to Birkenhead Park page.
Car parking spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
12 Quays Terminal, Tower Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 1FE
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Liverpool Birkenhead Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!