Liverpool Ferry Port

Liverpool ferry port offers sailings to the Isle of Man, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Catch a crossing to Liverpool ferry terminal on these routes:

Liverpool Ferry Port

Address (Isle of Man Steam Packet): Landing Stage Terminal, Off St Nicholas Place, Princes Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DL.

Address (Stena Line): 12 Quays Terminal, Tower Road, Birkenhead, Wirrall, CH41 1FE

Address (P&O Irish Sea Ferries): Gladstone Branch Dock No.3, Liverpool Freeport, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 1BG. For sat navs please use L20 1BG BOOTLE (Liverpool/Dublin ferry)

About Liverpool

Liverpool ferry port covers both banks of the River Mersey and offers sailings to the Isle of Man, Ireland and Northern Ireland. One of the UK's major ports for both passengers and freight, there are several crossings each day via all routes.

Getting to Liverpool Ferry Port

By Car

To P&O Irish Sea Ferries Terminal: Go through Freeport police security entrance, take first left. Terminal is about one mile along on right hand side. Take a right; follow signs past the front of terminal buildings to passenger check-in. From Liverpool City Centre follow A565 towards Bootle. Take sign for Liverpool Freeport. From other areas use M57 or M58 and follow signs "All Docks" on A5036. Continue on A5036 for approx. 2 miles until roundabout incorporating a flyover and follow signs for Crosby/Liverpool Freeport.

To Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Terminal: Located at Princes Landing Stage, near the Pier Head. By Road Access to the edge of the city is via the M6/M62 or M58. From the M62, follow signs to the City Centre and then Pier Head signs to the Princes Landing Stage. From M58 follow the A5036 and then the A565 to the Pier Head. From North Wales, take the M53, then the Wallasey Tunnel and the A59 to the Pier Head.

By Train

Frequent express trains depart from London's Euston Station for Liverpool. There is also frequent service from Manchester which is just a 45 minute ride away. Liverpool Lime Street station is approximately 3km from the Landing Stage (for ferries to the Isle of Man). Birkenhead Hamilton Square Railway Station is a 15 minute walk from the Twelve Quays Terminal.

By Bus

Norton Street Bus and Coach Station approx 500 yards from Liverpool Lime Street Railway Station. Taxis are available at most times on the station rank. Allow yourself though at least 60 minutes for bus or taxi transfers.

Liverpool Ferry Port Facilities

Café/ Bar

The Twelve Quays Terminal at Liverpool Birkenhead (for sailings to Belfast and Dublin), has a cafeteria and lounge area. The departure lounge on the Landing Stage (for Isle of Man ferries) has a range of vending machines.

Disabled Facilities

Disability assistance is available at both terminals.

Parking at Liverpool Ferry Port

For passengers using the 12 Quays terminal, Long and short stay car parking is available. Car parking spaces are limited and are on a first come first served basis.

For passengers travelling with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, they have teamed up with Q-Park to offer our customers discounted parking when pre-booked online. The Q-Park Liverpool ONE car park is ideally situated just minutes away from the port.

Port information is provided by Eurodrive for guidance only.

More About Liverpool

Port of Liverpool has received more than £100 million investment over the past five years, from the Mersey Docks, The Harbour Company (the Port of Liverpool authority) and firms offering services at the port. There are plans to spend £15 million building a cruise liner terminal at the port in 2005.

The city of Liverpool is an historic, cultural centre and a sporting city, with two famous football clubs, Liverpool and Everton. It also hosts the most famous horse race, the Grand National, at Aintree. Merseyside has over 40 golf courses, seven of which have championships status. These include the Royal Liverpool (which hosted the Open in 2006 and 2014), Royal Birkdale (hosts of the 2017 Open) and Formby Golf Courses.

Liverpool's status as "European Capital of Culture 2008" helped the city's regeneration, as the festival year saw 9.7m visitors to the city, an increase of 34%, and generated £753.8m for the economy.

Liverpool has been dubbed the "World Capital of Pop" in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles, as it is the birthplace of The Beatles and home to many poets, writers, sculptors, musicians, painters, designers and architects. Liverpool's Waterfront and Commercial Centre was recently nominated for UNESCO's World Heritage Site status.

Liverpool Attractions and Activities

Liverpool offers a range of attractions for all ages. It has more listed buildings, national museums and galleries than any other UK city, apart from London. The two glorious cathedrals that dominate Liverpool's skyline are an example of the city's astonishing architecture. The Walker national gallery, Museum of Liverpool Life, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Museum are set on the famous waterfront in the award winning Albert Docks complex. The area attracts millions of visitors a year and offers a variety of cafes, restaurants, shops and the popular "The Beatles Story" museum. From the Mersey Ferry you can enjoy stunning views of Liverpool's Pier Head waterfront. Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Britain and the fifth largest in the world.

One of Liverpool's latest attractions is the £10 million FACT centre, featuring works of international artists, and is home to many galleries, cinemas and bars.

A few miles from the Liverpool's city centre are Croxteth Hall, its Country Park, Knowsley Hall and Safari Park and the National Trust's historic Speke Hall, which dates back to the 15th century. Liverpool has a wide range of venues for concerts, shows, ballets and operas, including Liverpool Playhouse, Everyman Theatre, Unity Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Valley Community Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Philharmonic Hall and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Liverpool Dining

Liverpool has a wide range of cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants; from fine dining restaurants such as The London Carriage Works (on Hope Street), where you can get the likes of perfectly-cooked steak, hallibut or squid ink risotto; to friendly, affordable fare like pie and chips or "the full English" at Georgie Porgy Cafe (Walton Breck Road) near Anfield Football Stadium.

Liverpool History

Liverpool was a modest trading village in the 1700s before being transformed into a major commercial centre by the slave trade, which was abolished in the 19th century. At the time, many English, Scottish, Swedish, Norwegian and Russian people set off for a better life in Australia, but many Irish settled in Liverpool. Later, Indian, Caribbean and Chinese communities emigrated from British colonies and Liverpool became Britain's first multicultural city.

Liverpool was an important strategic location during World War Two. Liverpool entered a depression after the war, but that changed in the 1960s, following the worldwide popularity of The Beatles. Huge investment in the city began in the 1980s.

Find out more about Liverpool and the Port of Liverpool.