Harwich Ferry Terminal

Harwich ferry port, south of Ipswich in England, offers regular sailings to the Hook of Holland.

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Harwich Ferry Port

Harwich is a charming little port town on a peninsula in Essex, England. At the Dovercourt end of the town is a lovely beach, which has had blue flag status for years. Harwich's seafaring tradition is legendary: famous seafarers such as Hawkins, Drake and Frobisher all sailed from Harwich during the reign of Elizabeth I and it was here that America's Pilgrim Fathers built the fabled ship "The Mayflower" and where its captain Christopher Jones hailed from, along with Christopher Newport, the captain of the expedition that founded Jamestown, Virginia. Despite being briefly imprisoned in the Tower of London on suspicion of leaking naval intelligence to France, the famous diarist Samuel Pepys was the Member of Parliament for Harwich during the reign of Charles II. The atmospheric Redoubt Fort, dating back to the Napoleonic Wars, is a circular fort built to protect the port of Harwich against the threat of invasion. Part of the fort is now used as a military museum and Battle re-enactments and other events are held in the summer.

Get directions for Harwich Ferry Terminal

Port address: Harwich International Port, Parkeston, Harwich, Essex, CO12 4SR

Harwich terminal is served by these ferry routes:

Travelling to Harwich Ferry Terminal

From the M25: Leave at junction 28 and follow the A12 (north) signposted Chelmsford and Colchester. At Colchester (Ardleigh Interchange) turn off the A12 onto the A120 following signs for Harwich. Continue for 6 miles until you reach Ramsey Hill Roundabout and from here follow signs for Harwich International Port.

Driving from the Midlands and the North: Use the A14 to Ipswich then join the A12 (South) heading in the direction of Colchester. At Colchester join the A120 and follow as above.

Abellio Greater Anglia trains take you direct to Harwich International station which is located next to the terminal building.

Local buses serve Colchester and Clacton as well as the immediate Harwich, Port and Dovercourt area.

Harwich: Port Facilities

The Quayside Café sells a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks as well as alcoholic beverages. There are also vending machines dispensing hot drinks & confectionery

A Europecar Car and Van Hire outlet is located at the port.

Unisex disabled toilet facilities are available on the first floor of the Ferry Terminal and the Departure Lounge after passing through controls. Ample wheelchairs are available at The Cruise Terminal. In addition, wheelchair-friendly ramps are fitted on all split-levels in the building. The walkways leading to cruise ships are also wheelchair friendly to provide easy access to your ship.

An information point is located at the terminal.

Both short and long stay parking is available at the port. The first 30 minutes is free. The car park machines accept payment by cash or credit card. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the car park is safe and secure vehicles are left at owner’s risk.

This information is provided for guidance only.