Heysham Ferries

Getting to Heysham Ferry Port

Heysham - Isle of Man Ferry

Douglas Ferry Port

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The Heysham to Douglas (Isle of Man) ferry crossing takes approximately three and a half hours with two sailings made each day.

Getting to Heysham Ferry Port

Car: Heysham ferry port is easy to locate being just six miles from the M6 motorway. It is situated west of Heysham village in Lancashire and the postcode, for those with GPS, is LA32XE. Leave junction 34 of the M6 and follow the signs for Heysham. You can use the A683 or the less direct A589 coastal road. Approximate driving ditances (in miles) are: Kendal (26m), Blackpool (42m) Trafford Centre (60m), Chester (62m), Cheshire Oaks (83m), Leeds (96m), Stoke on Trent (96m), Sheffield (104m), Alton Towers (113m), Newcastle upon Tyne (121m), Birmingham (138m), Hull (149m), Glasgow (167m), Bristol (219m), Cardiff (239m), London (251m), Exeter (290m). Parking at the port is operated by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company who presently charge £7.00 per day. Check in closes 45 minutes before departure.

Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man Ferry Timetable

Rail: Heysham Railway Station is located adjacent to the Ferry Terminal. There is a frequent local service to Lancaster, from where you can get mainline connections to most parts of the UK. You can pre-book discounted train tickets here

Bus: A regular bus service operates from Combermere Road in Heysham village. This is a ten minute walk to the passenger terminal.

The ferry port is opening hours are: 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).

If you have some spare time, then the port town of Heysham is worth exploring. Especially the Heritage Centre and the ancient Chapel of St Patrick. Or why not sample the local speciality, potted shrimps.

The Heysham - Isle of Man Ferry

The Ben-my-Chree ferry was built in 1998 by Van der Giessen de Noord of Rotterdam, Netherlands. It measures over 125 metres in length and cruises at 19 knots. It can carry 275 vehicles and over 650 passengers. It is equipped with a premium lounge which includes complimentary hot and cold drinks and snacks, a choice of newspapers and magazines, in seat entertainment, pillows and blankets plus laptop and mobile phone charging. Elsewhere on the ferry are lounge areas with a choice of bars and restaurants plus newsagents and gift shop.

Douglas Ferry Port and the Isle of Man

Car: Douglas ferry port is easily located by road. GPS users can use the post code IM12RF. For those travelling from the west, use the A1 road. Access from the north is by the A2 and via the A5 from the south. There is short and long term parking available close to the terminal building.

Bus: There is a frequent service to Douglas from most pasts of the island. Douglas bus station is located in Lord Street which is just 200 metres from terminal entrance.

A cafe is located in the ferry departure lounge.

The Isle of Man may only be home to 80,000 people but it has something to interest all those who visit. The island is most famous for the annual TT motorcycle races, which take place in May and June each year. It is also popular with walkers who enjoy it's stunning scenery, ancient monuments and spectacular coastline. Golf, fishing, bird watching, diving and mountain biking are also popular with visitors. There are numerous other attractions on the island including A.R.E. Motorcycle Collection, Aviation Museum, Basking Shark and whale watching, Camera Obscura, Castle Rushen, Cregneash Village Folk Museum, Dhoon Glen, Groudle Glen Railway, Grove Museum, Horse Trams, Laxey Heritage Trust, Manx Electric Railway, Manx Museum, Manx Stone Cross Collection, Manx Transport Museum, Meayll Hill, Nautical Museum, Onchan Pleasure Park, Orchid Line Railway, Peel Castle, Rushen Abbey, Sailing and Snaefell Mountain Railway.

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.