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Isle of Man Steam Packet

Isle of Man Steam Packet Ferry Routes

2 crossings per day
4 hour crossing
2 crossings per day
4 hour crossing

Freight ferries to the Isle of Man with Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is the oldest shipping company in the world, continually operating since 1830. The first side loading Ro-Ro car ferries were introduced in 1962 which saw the beginning of vehicle transportation to the island. Over the years ferries have sailed from the Isle of Man to places such as Holyhead, Whitehaven, Ardrossan and Fleetwood.

Although fast ferries operate between Liverpool and Douglas, Belfast and Douglas and Dublin and Douglas these are for passengers only and freight drivers have to ship via the Ro-Pax service from Heysham to Douglas. This service sails twice a day and takes 4hours 15mins.

Taking a freight ferry to the Isle of Man gives you a high level of onboard service including cabins, cafeteria and lounges. Drivers get presented with meal vouchers.

Map of Routes


Key Facts

  • Berth in cabin included
  • Fuel surcharges apply
  • Hazardous cargo accepted
  • Livestock accepted
  • Meals included
  • No show / late cancellation charges
  • Unaccompanied freight accepted
  • Check in time prior to departure: 2 hours
  • Max. no of drivers: 5 people
  • Drivers included in price: 1 driver

Please note, may not apply to all sailings. See details when booking.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Ports