The ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Douglas, Isle of Man is a seasonal ferry crossing, and runs during the winter months. The crossing is operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, with their larger ferry, the Ben-my-Chree, taking cars and passengers across the Irish Sea in around 4 and a half hours.
|Belfast to Douglas||3 per week||2.45 hours||Steam Packet Co|
|Birkenhead to Douglas||2 per week||4.15 hours||Steam Packet Co|
|Heysham to Douglas||2 per day||3.45 hours||Steam Packet Co|
|Liverpool to Douglas||2 per day||2.45 hours||Steam Packet Co|
No, Birkenhead ferry port is on the opposite side of the Mersey to Liverpool ferry port. Birkenhead port is easy to get to, but please note that there isn’t any car parking.
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company ferries depart from 12 Quays berth at Birkenhead ferry port.
Yes indeed. The Ben-my-Chree is a large ferry and can accommodate cars and motorbikes, although there is a weight limit of 4 tonnes.
Yes, in fact foot passengers are well catered for by the ferry operator, who offer a free bus from the Liverpool Pier Head Terminal and Lime Street Station to the 12 Quays berth at Birkenhead.
Not at all. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company makes it very easy for passengers to choose a variety of routes (see above for the list). So you could deaprt from Birkenhead, but if you feels that times or prices are better, then you can book your return to get to Liverpool of Heysham.