Liverpool to Douglas Ferry

The Liverpool 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 12 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 45 minutes.

Liverpool 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.

Liverpool - Douglas Ferry Operators

  • Steam Packet
    • 12 Sailings Weekly 2 hr 45 min
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Average Liverpool Douglas Prices

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.

Liverpool Douglas Ferry reviews

  • "Excellent Service"

    Hassle free, luggage checked-in at desk so didn't have to worry about climbing stairs with them.

    'Anonymous' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Brilliant!"

    Very good experience. Ran very smoothly. Very professional. Well done Steam Packet. We wouldnt hesitate in using you again.

    'Karen' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Rough sea "

    The staff were fantastic looked after everyone on board it was a very rough sail, they went over and above their job.

    'Anonymous' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Great crossing"

    Had the pleasure of making the crossing on the Manannan Cat, an impressive ship. Reserving seats didn't prove necessary as there are enough seats during peak times. Anyone can take up a free seat in the lounge section (the executive lounge is policed more firmly). They had relative recent movies on in 2 screening rooms, which our kids enjoyed. Have not tried the traditional ferry.

    'Karl' travelled Liverpool Douglas with Steam Packet

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Liverpool Guide

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 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.