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 29 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 7 hours 30 minutes 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.
Liverpool ferry port is located on the North West coast of England, on the east side of the River Mersey and connects you with Ireland and the Isle of Man.
The port is well connected with the rest of the country features numerous terminals, two of which are used for passenger and vehicle transportation by P&O Ferries and Steam Packet.
P&O Ferries sail from Liverpool to Irelands’ capital city, Dublin, connecting the two iconic cities and operate from Gladstone docks in Liverpool Freeport while Steam Packet who operates the fast ferry crossing to the Isle of Man sail from the Landing Stage terminal near the Pier Head.
Liverpool ferries to Belfast depart from the port at Birkenhead on the other side of the River Mersey.
Please note that Norfolk Line Irish Sea ferries to Belfast and Dublin depart and arrive from Liverpool Birkenhead.
P&O Irish Sea Liverpool Ferries to Dublin depart and arrive within the Liverpool Freeport Terminal.
Seacat and Steam packet Liverpool Ferries to Dublin and Douglas depart and arrive at the Princes Landing stage
Access to the edge of the city is via the M6/M62 or the M58. From the M62, follow the signs to the City Centre and then Pier Head signs to the Princes Landing Stage. From the M58 follow the A5036 and then the A565 to the Pier Head. From North Wales, take the M53, then the Wallasey Tunnel & the A59 to the Pier Head.
Mainline trains pull in to Lime Street station - approximately 2 miles from the Seacat Terminal at the Princes Landing Stage. Please allow up to 60 minutes for transfer between the station & the Pier head by bus or taxi. The suburban Merseyrail system (for trains from Chester) calls at four underground stations in the city, including Lime Street. James Street station (600m) has frequent local services to and from the Wirral line and Chester. For Birkenhead, the nearest rail station is located at Hamilton Square in Birkenhead. It is within walking distance of Norse Merchant Ferries Terminal via Canning Street, which is left of the station exit.
For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Liverpool pool page.
Local buses depart from a variety of terminals - Queen Square (for city centre, Pier Head & Chester services); Paradise Street Bus Station (southbound and a few northbound services); & St Thomas Street (eastbound & cross-river).
There is a frequent National Express service operating various coaches to Liverpool from around the UK. National Express Coaches use the station on Norton Street, northeast of Lime Street.
For more information and booking, please visit our coaches to Liverpool page
Taxis May be booked in advance by calling Dany Liver Cabs on 0151 708 7080 or Mersey cabs on 0151 733 3393.
There are short & long term car parks near both terminals.
For further information please call +44 (0) 151 707 2455.
If you need 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!