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Ferry from Douglas to Belfast

The Douglas Belfast ferry is operated by Steam Packet. Douglas Belfast Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Douglas to Belfast Ferry Times

Ferries from Douglas to Belfast typically depart from Douglas at around 07:00. The average sailing time of a Belfast Douglas ferry is approximately 3h 22m.

Douglas Belfast Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Douglas Belfast ferries typically range between €30* and €374*. The average price is around €165*. The cheapest ferry prices from Douglas to Belfast start from €28*. The average price for a foot passenger is €80*. The average price for a car ferry is €353*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Douglas and Belfast?

The distance between Douglas to Belfast is approximately 104.7 miles (168.5km), or 91.0 nautical miles.

Is there a Douglas Belfast car ferry?

Yes, Steam Packet offer a car ferry from Douglas to Belfast. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Douglas and Belfast.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Douglas Belfast ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Douglas to Belfast with Steam Packet.

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Douglas - Belfast Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Steam Packet
Average Price 210 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 3h 22m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 45m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 20:00
Distance 91 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Douglas to Belfast?

The approximate duration for ferries from Douglas to Belfast is 2h 45m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Douglas to Belfast?

Douglas to Belfast is approximately 210 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Douglas to Belfast?

There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Douglas to Belfast and this is
  • Steam Packet

How can I book ferry tickets from Douglas to Belfast?

Book Douglas to Belfast tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Douglas to Belfast?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Douglas to Belfast with
  • Steam Packet

Can you take your car on the ferry from Douglas to Belfast?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Douglas to Belfast with the following operators
  • Steam Packet

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Douglas to Belfast?

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on this ferry service.

How far is Belfast from Douglas?

Douglas to Belfast is approximately 91 nautical miles distance apart.

Douglas Guide

Douglas on the Isle of Man is a town and the island's capital. It is located at the mouth of the River Douglas which forms part of the town's harbour and commercial port. Situated on a bay that is roughly 2 miles long, Douglas is the main commercial hub on the island for business, finance, legal services, transport, shopping, entertainment and shipping.

There are many things to see and do in Douglas including the Tower Refuge which is a small castle like shelter built on Conister Rock in Douglas Bay as a sanctuary for shipwrecked sailors. Visitors also enjoy taking a ride on a horse drawn tram which operates along the promenade from the Sea Terminal to the Manx Electric Railway. There are also steam trains that run for 15 miles from Douglas railway station to Port Erin in the south of the island. Finally, for petrol heads, the Isle of Man TT motorcycle race, which is held annually, starts and ends in Douglas.

Douglas Port is the primary and only ferry port on the Isle of Man, with services connecting the island with the British Isles and the Irish mainland. The ferry terminal is situated on the waterfront, on Central Promenade, right in the heart of the city.


Belfast Guide

Belfast Harbour is an important seaport in the United Kingdom, with one of the leading ferry operators, Stena Line, connecting it with Liverpool and Cairnryan. You can also reach Belfast from the Isle of Man, with seasonal services provided by Steam Packet.

Belfast is Northern Ireland's capital city, surrounded by mountains creating a specific climate beneficial to horticulture. Moreover, it lies at the mouth of the River Lagan located in County Antrim, although parts of east and south Belfast are actually located in County Down. It is, then, quite a green space and offers visitors plenty of parkland and forest parks to explore from Cave Hill Country Park and Lagan Valley Regional Park to the Victorian Botanic Gardens in the heart of the city.

From an architectural perspective Belfast has some fine buildings including the Edwardian City Hall and the modern Waterfront Hall. Many of the city's Victorian landmarks, including the main Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast and the Linenhall Library, were designed by Sir Charles Lanyon.


Douglas to Belfast Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 08/07/2024 and 14/07/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Steam Packet 07:00 09:45 2 hours 45 minutes Wed
Steam Packet 19:30 23:59 4 hours 29 minutes Sun

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