Liverpool ferry port in England is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Dublin & Douglas available. With a selection of up to 14 Sailings Weekly, the port of Liverpool connects England with Ireland & Isle of Man.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 45 minutes on the Douglas service to 8 hours on the Dublin 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 fare search.
Located in Liverpool on the coast of England, at the mouth of the river Mersey, Liverpool ferry port has 2 ferry routes, running to Ireland and the Isle of Man.
With up to 24 ferries running per week, across 2 ferry routes, and provided by 2 ferry operators, and with sail times of between 2 hours and 45 minutes, and 8 hours, there is no shortage of ferries to choose from, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.
Liverpool sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Liverpool is one of the oldest cities in England, known for its shipbuilding and massive harbour that was the centre of commerce for northern England for many centuries, and is home to the classic redbrick buildings that have made it such a popular place for visitors across the years. The ferry port here is one of the busiest in the UK, thanks to its use for both passengers, and commercial ships, and offers routes to Dublin in Ireland, and Douglas on the Isle of Man.
There are plenty of cheap ferry tickets to Liverpool available here at Direct Ferries, and with 2 different ferry routes to choose from, and easy access to the ferry port, getting a ferry to Liverpool has never been easier.
The ferry schedule for this ferry route has up to 24 ferries running per week, across 2 different ferry routes, with 12 ferries per week provided by P&O Ferries on the Liverpool to Dublin route, and 12 ferries per week provided by Steam Packet on the Liverpool to Douglas route, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this ferry route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and so on, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most relevant information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.
Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take between 2 hours and 45 minutes, to 7 hours and 30 minutes, to 8 hours, and this variation is due to numerous reasons, such as changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail. This means that all sail times that are given here are to be taken as estimates only, and be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.
How much the ferry to Liverpool will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and other such factors, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend checking out our helpful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.
At Liverpool, there is a spacious passenger lounge full of seating and vending machines, as well as having free Wi-Fi, and whilst there are no direct parking facilities, there are nearby car parks that are available for use. There is also easy access to the local buses, which take you to the city centre, as well as nearby taxi ranks.
P&O Ferries Terminal at Liverpool Freeport (Gladstone Dock, Liverpool Freeport, Bootle, L20 1BG)
The Liverpool Terminal is within Liverpool Freeport. Go through Freeport police security entrance and take the first left. The Ferry Terminal is about one mile along on the right hand side. Take a right and follow signs past the front of terminal buildings to passenger check-in.
From Liverpool City Centre follow A565 towards Bootle. Take sign for Liverpool Freeport.
From other areas use M57 or M58 and follow signs "All Docks" on A5036. Continue on A5036 for approx. 2 miles until roundabout incorporating a flyover and follow signs for Crosby/Liverpool Freeport.
Isle of Man Steam packet Liverpool Ferry Terminal (Princes Landing Stage near the Pier Head)
Access to the edge of the city is via the M6/M62 or M58. From the M62, follow signs to the City Centre and then Pier Head signs to the Princes Landing Stage.
From M58 follow the A5036 and then the A565 to the Pier Head.
From North Wales take the M53, then the Wallasey Tunnel and the A59 to the Pier Head.
For Stena Line sailings, please visit our Liverpool Birkenhead page.
Ferry services serve the Port of Liverpool at several different locations and the nearest rail station varies according to which terminal is required. The ferry terminals are as follows:
Liverpool (PIER HEAD)
The Pier Head ferry terminal is for the Isle of Man Steam Packet (to Douglas IoM) ferry services. The nearest rail stations for this are the Liverpool City Centre stations including Liverpool Lime Street, Moorfields, Central and James Street. All of which are a short walk from the ferry terminal at Pier Head. Additionally there is an S2 / S3 FerryLink and City Centre Circular bus service which operates from Liverpool Lime Street station to Pier Head.
Liverpool (P&O Ferries terminal)
The P&O Ferries terminal is at Gladstone Dock and the nearest rail stations for this are the Liverpool City Centre stations including Liverpool Lime Street, Moorfields, Central and James Street. All of which are a short taxi ride from the P&O Irish Sea ferry terminal at Gladstone Dock.
Liverpool (Twelve Quays Birkenhead ferry terminal)
The Twelve Quays ferry terminal is for the Stena Line ferry services to Belfast. The nearest rail station for this ferry terminal is Hamilton Square (Birkenhead) which is only a short walk away. Alternatively the Twelve Quays ferry terminal is a short taxi ride away from the Liverpool City Centre rail stations.
For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Liverpool page.
Local buses depart from a variety of terminals - Queen Square (for city centre, Pier Head and Chester services); Paradise Street Bus Station (southbound and a few northbound services); and St Thomas Street (eastbound and cross-river).
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If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Liverpool Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Liverpool Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!