Isle of Man Ferries

Isle of Man - Belfast

Isle of Man - Dublin

Isle of Man - Heysham

Isle of Man - Liverpool

Douglas Ferry Port

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Douglas Ferry Port and the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is home to 80,000 people and offers a vast range of attractions to visitors at any time of the year. The Isle of Man is probably most well known for the annual TT motorcycle races in May and June, but many others visit the island for different reasons. The beautiful scenery and historic buildings attract hikers, whilst bird watching, fishing, sailing and golf are also popular. There are numerous museums and monuments plus several steam railways for those with a keen interest in history.

Getting to Douglas ferry port: (car) Douglas ferry port is easy to locate by road. If travelling from the west, use the A1 road. Use the A2 from the North and the A5 from the south. GPS post code IM12RF. Both short and long term parking is available close to the terminal building. (Bus) There are frequent buses to Douglas from most areas on the island. Douglas bus station is in Lord Street which is just one minutes walk (200 metres) from the terminal entrance. A cafe is located in the ferry departure lounge.

Isle of Man to Belfast Ferry

The ferry to Belfast takes two hours and forty five minutes.

Getting to Belfast ferry port: (Car) From the North and West: Follow the gantry signs marked M2 Belfast. Leave the M2 at junction 1 and follow signs for Docks. At the roundabout take the first exit on to Dargan Road. Continue on this road past the security post, and then turn left on to West Bank when you reach the second set of traffic lights. From the South and East: Follow the gantry signs marked M3 Belfast. Pass the Odyssey stadium and continue over the M3 flyover, joining the M2. Keeping to the left lane on the M2, exit at junction 1 and follow signs as above. (Train) Most local and city trains stop at Great Victoria Street Station in the centre of Belfast, from where you can walk to the ferry port in about thirty minutes. Taxis are also available. Isle of Man to Belfast ferry timetable

Isle of Man to Dublin Ferry

The ferry to Dublin takes three hours.

Getting to Dublin ferry port: (Car) The ferry port is five miles form the city centre on the north banks of the River Liffey. Use the M1 if approaching from the North, the N11 from the South or the N7 from the West. (Train) Connolly station is five miles from the ferry port. It has connections to most parts of Ireland. (Bus) Buses run from the ferry port to Dublin city centre, the five mile journey takes around half an hour. Car parking is available at the ferry port. Check in closes 45 minutes prior to departure. There is a cafe in the terminal building. Isle of Man to Dublin ferry timetable

Isle of Man to Heysham Ferry

The ferry to Heysham takes three and a half hours.

Getting to Heysham ferry port: (Car) The ferry port is around six miles from the M6 motorway and situated west of Heysham village in Lancashire. Leave junction 34 of the M6 following signs for Heysham. You can use the A683 or the A589 coast road. (Train) Heysham Railway Station is located next to the terminal and offers a frequent service to Lancaster, from where you can get connecting services. (Bus) It is a ten minute walk to Combermere Road from where a regular bus service operates. Heysham ferry port is open: Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm and then 10.30pm to 2.30am). Saturday and Sunday (10.30am to 5pm and then 10.30pm to 2.30am). Isle of Man to Heysham ferry timetable

Isle of Man to Liverpool

The ferry to Liverpool takes two and a half hours.

Getting to Liverpool ferry port: (Car) From Liverpool City Centre take the A565 towards Bootle and then follow signs to 'Liverpool Freeport'. If arriving from any other area, use the M57 or M58 motorway and follow signs for 'All Docks.' Join the A5036 for 2 miles until you come to a roundabout with a flyover. Take the Crosby and Liverpool Freeport exit to the Ferry terminal. (Train) Liverpool Lime Street offers connections to most parts of the country. Allow at least an hour for transfer between the train station and the ferry port. (Bus) Norton Street bus and coach station is a few minutes walk from Liverpool Lime Street railway station. There is a snack bar plus beverage and snack vending machines inside the the ferry terminal. Check in closes one hour prior to departure. Isle of Man to Liverpool ferry timetable

Isle of Man ferry Routes

Ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man

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Alternative Ferries

We also offer online bookings for ferries to Northern Ireland. You can sail from England, the Isle of Man or Scotland to Belfast or Larne with P&O Ferries or Stena Line.

For passengers looking to travel to Holland or Belgium North Sea Ferries from Hull provide a daily service from Hull to Rotterdam and Hull to Zeebrugge via P&O Ferries.