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Destination(s) 🇮🇲 Isle of Man, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Duration 2h 30 mins.
Sailings Up to 3 times p/day
Distance 128 km, 80 Miles
Operated by Steam Packet Co.
2p+Car+Return in our estimation £ 261
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The Liverpool-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.

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Ferry to Douglas and Liverpool

The ferry from Liverpool to Douglas (Isle of Man) is a fast ferry. The ‘HSC Manannan‘ sails in only 2 hours and 45 minutes over a distance of 128 miles (80 km).

  • The latest check-in for car drivers and their passengers is 45 minutes before departure.
  • We have written a specialized guide on how to get to the Isle of Man from Liverpool.
  • Foot passengers should check in at least 25 minutes before departure.
  • You can sometimes book the ferry that departs at night considerably cheaper than the daytime ferry.

A fun fact about this ferry, did you know that from 2001 to 2008, this ship was used as a military vessel by the United States Navy?

HSC Manannan
The HSC Manannan was earlier (2001-200&) used as a military vessel by the United States Navy.

Route Map

On the map you can see the crossing from Liverpool 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 Liverpool and Douglas is currently operated by: Steam Packet Co..

How long does the Liverpool-Douglas crossing take?

The travel time of the Liverpool-Douglas ferry is around: 2h 30 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 Liverpool-Douglas ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Liverpool to Douglas (or the ferry from Douglas to Liverpool) Up to 3 times p/day. 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 Liverpool and Douglas?

The distance between Liverpool and Douglas is approximately 79 miles or 128 km.

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