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Destination(s) Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Sailings Up to 2 Times p/week
Duration 2h 45 mins.
Distance 148 km, 92 miles
Operated by Steam Packet Co.
2p+Car+Return in our estimation £ 286

The Belfast-Douglas ferry sails up to 3 times per day. It is operated by Steam Packet Company. The fastest crossing takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

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Ferry to Douglas and Belfast

The Belfast-Douglas ferry sails up to 3 times per day and is operated by Steam Packet Company. The crossing takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes when sailing with the fast ferry and 4 hours, and 45 minutes with the regular ferry.

  • The latest check-in for car drivers and their passengers is 45 minutes before departure.
  • Foot passengers should check in at least 25 minutes before departure.
  • The price difference between a ferry that operates at night and a ferry that operates during the day can be significant.

Route Map

On the map you can see the crossing from Belfast to Douglas and vice versa. You can easily zoom in or zoom out on this map. If you want to see all crossings to the Isle of Man 🡆 Have a look at our Isle of Man ferry Guide.

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Douglas and Belfast is currently operated by: Steam Packet Co..

How long does the Douglas-Belfast crossing take?

The travel time of the Douglas-Belfast ferry is around: 2h 45 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Douglas-Belfast ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Douglas to Belfast (or the ferry from Belfast to Douglas) Up to 2 Times p/week. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Douglas and Belfast?

The distance between Douglas and Belfast is approximately 92 miles or 148 km.
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