Liverpool Ferry Terminal
Liverpool ferry port offers sailings to the Isle of Man, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
If you know just one thing about Liverpool, it's probably that it is the birthplace of The Beatles, the greatest and most culturally impactful band of the 20th Century. And if you know just one more thing about Liverpool, it might be that it has been a hugely important trading port for hundreds of years. But Liverpool has so much more to recommend it. Daniel Defoe described Liverpool as "one of the wonders of Britain", and the modern city lives up to that description. Liverpool boasts more listed buildings, national museums and galleries than any other city in Britain, after London and not one but two cathedrals dominate Liverpool's skyline, examples of the city's stunning architecture. Liverpool is a sporting city, hosting two famous football clubs, Everton and Liverpool, as well as the Grand National at Aintree and more than 40 golf courses (in the Mersyside area), including the Royal Liverpool and Royal Birkdale. This former "European Capital of Culture" has a sparkling nightlife and a wide range of cafes, bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants, theatres and concert halls. Liverpool ferry port is one of the UK's major ports for both passengers and freight, with regular crossings to the Isle of Man, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Get directions for Liverpool Ferry Terminal
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)
Travelling to Liverpool Ferry Terminal
Travelling 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.
Travelling 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.
Travelling 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: Port Facilities
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.
Disability assistance is available at both terminals.
Car parks 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.
This information is provided for guidance only.