Hull Ferry Port

Hull ferry port offer regular sailings to Zeebrugge in Belgium and Rotterdam in Holland.

Catch a crossing to Hull ferry terminal on these routes:

Hull Ferry Terminal Map and Directions

Address: King George Dock, Hedon Road, Kingston-upon-Hull, HU9 5PR

About Hull

Located on the eastern edge of the city, Hull ferry port handles more than one million passengers per year. From here there are regular sailings to Zeebrugge in Belgium and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Getting to Hull Ferry Port

By Car

From the North & West follow either the M62 or A1079 to the A63 & Hull City Centre. Follow the signs to King George Dock & Ferries. From the South follow the A15 across the Humber bridge & then turn east along the A63 to Hull City Centre. Follow the signs to King George Dock & Ferries.

By Train

The nearest train station is in Caen, about 18km from the port. From here you can take a TGV to various destinations including Paris.

By Bus

Hull Paragon Railway Station is connected to the rest of the country via UK Rail network. From Hull Paragon Railway Station to the terminal at King George Dock there is a bus that departs at 17:15 hours. From King George Dock to Hull Paragon Station the bus departs after the arrival of the ship.

Hull Ferry Port Facilities

Café/ Bar

Facilities at the port are limited with only a convenience store and a small coffee shop.

Disabled Facilities

Disabled facilities are available in the terminal & on-board the ship. Assistance with boarding is also available upon request when booking.

Parking at Hull Ferry Port

Passengers travelling from Hull to Rotterdam Europoort park in the multi-storey car park. Those travelling to Zeebrugge use the 3 open air car parks in front of the terminal building. A Parking charge of £6.00 per night applies at all Hull Ferry Terminals. Please note that prices maybe subject to change.

Port information is provided by Eurodrive for guidance only.

More About Hull

The Port of Hull is one of the UK's leading foreign trading ports with strong short-sea trade links with Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic, in addition to world wide deep-sea services. Capital investment in the development of ports facilities and services is continuing every year. The port of Hull is the UK's leading timber port with direct access to popular tourist areas including the Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales. Hull has excellent transport links with the Midlands and North of England and is an ideal location for cruise vessels. The riverside ferry terminal is situated 10 minutes from the city centre.

Hull is surrounded by the Yorkshire Wolds, an area rich in bird life, geology and farmlands stretching to the East Coast and traditional seaside resorts of Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey. Every year, six and a half million people visit Hull. According to a survey run by The Guardian and The Observer newspapers in 2003, Hull was placed as the UK's fifteenth leading tourist attraction.

Hull City of Culture:

Hull's recent status as UK City of Culture 2017 has seen a rejuvination of the city, with millions of pounds being spent on roads and buildings, while 2017 itself introduced a huge amount of art exhibitions, cinema and theatre events and live shows.

Hull History

The origins of Hull date back to the late 1100s when it was called Wyke (Scandinavian Viking for "creek") upon Hull, to be renamed into Kingston upon Hull after King Edward I took over the port in 1293. In 1193 the Yorkshire monasteries gathered wool for export at "the Port of Hull" to pay the ransom of King Richard I, who was held hostage by Emperor Henry VI. However, Hull’s anti-royal past has been highlighted by the excavation of the Beverley Gate, famously closed to King Charles I by governor Sir John Hotham in 1642, sparking the English civil war. The layout of the town shows that its original function was as a port. In the late 13th century, trade in Hull was dominated by foreign merchants.

Hull Attractions

The maritime City of Kingston upon Hull offers a wonderful combination of the old and new, from the cobbled streets of the Old Town to Princes Quay Shopping Centre. The marina complex, in the heart of the city, is a haven for yachts and small sailing craft, surrounded by the shops, restaurants and pubs. During the summer, the marina hosts the city's annual international Jazz and Sea Shanty festivals. Hull's major attraction is The Deep, which, using interactive technology and live aquaria, tells the history and the future of the world's oceans. It has received over a million visitors.

Other main attractions include the Old Grammar School museum and the historic Wilberforce House, a member of Great Houses and Gardens of Yorkshire, with slavery exhibits, period rooms and furniture. Hull and East Riding Museum shows life in previous centuries, while Hasholme Boat Gallery and Art Collection at the University of Hull has British art, paintings, drawings and sculptures. The Maritime Museum has exhibits dedicated to fishing, local history and wildlife photography. Hull has pockets of green spaces, including the Queen's Gardens, Pearson Park and Hull's largest park, East Park, that each year hosts the Lord Mayor's Gala, the Hull Show and many other events.

There is an abundance of entertainment for all tastes. Hull New Theatre hosts internationally-acclaimed drama, comedy, ballet, opera, musicals and colourful pantomimes. Hull Truck Theatre is famous for showcasing new and established talent, while Hull City Hall has performances from the distinguished international and domestic orchestras. Jazz is performed weekly at the Sailmaker's Arms and The Adelphi hosts up-and-coming bands, while Hull Arena hosts major rock and pop concerts.

Hull Shopping

Hull offers a variety of shopping, from major department stores to small, family run niche shops and several street markets. Savile Street is famous for classic tailoring and trendy designer names. In the Old Town, Hepworth's Arcade features a crazy joke shop, and outlets with bric-a-brac, antiques and clothes from the 60s and 70s. The arcade connects with the Edwardian Hull Covered Market, which sells fruits, vegetables, meats and fish.

Hull Dining

Fish and seafood from the North Sea coast are great, and seafood restaurant Cerutti’s offers estuary views and a huge choice of fishy starters and mains. The Head of Steam pub (on King Street) offers Hull speciality "the patty" – in a butty. Invented so those who couldn’t afford fish could have something to go with their chips, patties are simply mash with herbs, battered and fried till crisp. While this might sound terrible to clean-eaters, they’re great for soaking up a pint of beer. For a possibly healthier lunch, Kardomah94 (on Alfred Gelder St) does interesting salads, pizzas and sharing boards. For places to drink, suggestions include Ye Olde Black Boy, which dates from 1729, and the Lion and Key (on High St), which has it's own microbrewery next door.

Find out more about Hull and the Port of Hull.