Douglas is the main port in the Isle of Man and connects the island with England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. There are up to 27 sailings weekly depending on the time of year. The destinations on offer from the ferry routes include Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin and Heysham.
The port dates back to 1660 where the first infrastructure within the port was recorded. In the 1800s, the port began to open up to the booming steam industry which saw many passengers both staying in Douglas as a destination and also just passing through as a stop-off. The steam-boat revolution inevitably led to the ferries that we see today.
All routes in and out of Douglas are operated by Steam Packet. The crossing times vary from just under 3 hours to just under 4 hours. There is just one terminal for this ferry port.
If you are travelling to Douglas ferry port by car, the Sea Terminal is very easily accessible via the A1 from the West, the A2 from the North and the A5 from the South.
If you are travelling to the ferry port via bus, there are regular bus services to Douglas from across the Island. The bus station is situated at Lord Street in Douglas, approximately 200 metres from the Sea Terminal.
Unfortunately, there are no options to reach the ferry port by train/rail.
Sea Terminal, Douglas, IM1 2RF
Phone: +44 1624 661661
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