Belfast to Douglas Ferry

The Belfast Douglas ferry route connects Northern Ireland with Isle of Man. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Steam Packet. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 45 minutes.

Belfast 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.

Route and port details

Belfast - Douglas Ferry Operators

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

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Belfast Douglas route is a car and 2 passengers.

Belfast Douglas Ferry reviews

  • "Fantastic! "

    Brilliant fantastic.

    'Anonymous' travelled Belfast Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "A very enjoyable trip to the IOM"

    My husband & I had a lovely crossing there & back from Belfast to Douglas , & can't understand why there are so few crossings the vessel was very clean & staff was very helpful & busy.

    'Anonymous' travelled Belfast Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "Good Journey"

    Good journey - high punctuality

    'Bo' travelled Belfast Douglas with Steam Packet

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  • "TT adventure"

    The SP ferry was great, friendly staff & crew made me feel relaxed & at ease! Id recommend the fast ferry, stand at tge back for a view of the powerful engines in action!! Thanks again SP

    'Shannan' travelled Belfast Douglas with Steam Packet

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Belfast Guide

The city of Belfast, in Northern Ireland is the provinces capital city and is located in County Antrim, although parts of the city are located in County Down. The city has a long tradition in the production of Irish linen production, tobacco production, rope making and shipbuilding. In fact, the city's main shipbuilder, Harland and Wolf, is famously, or infamously, known for building the RMS Titanic. Modern day Belfast is a main centre for commerce, the arts, higher education, law, business and or course, tourism.

Belfast's large port is a main hub in the import and export of goods and for passenger ferry services. There is a regular crossing to Cairnryan in Scotland with a crossing time of around 2 hours and 15 minutes by conventional ferry. There is also a regular ferry service to Liverpool in the north west of England and seasonal services to Douglas on the Isle of Man operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

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.