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Unfortunately, there are no ferry ports in Manchester, but the closest ferry ports are:

Liverpool around 45 minutes from Manchester

P&O Ferries

Liverpool Ferry. Compare Prices, Times & Book Cheap Tickets (

Ferries to and from Liverpool are operated by Isle of Man Steam Packet and P&O Ferries. Because 2 ferry companies operate in and out of Liverpool, comparing can be very useful to help you find the best price at the best time for you. When you search for a ferry to Liverpool, we will always show a range of times just in case it’s cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We’ll also show you results for similar ports like Heysham, Holyhead and Liverpool Birkenhead to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.

Liverpool ferries with Isle of Man Steam Packet and P&O Ferries are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Liverpool will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it’s quick and easy.

The main route from Liverpool is to Dublin.

Stena Line

Liverpool Port | Ferry to Belfast | Stena Line

Stena Line travel from Liverpool for Belfast.

Almost all of our ports & ferries are adapted to suit the needs of disabled/reduced mobility passengers.  Some ferries and some sailings may have a restriction on the number of guests in wheelchairs and guests using mobility devices that can travel. Of course, we are always pleased to make arrangements for anyone who requires help at the ports or onboard ships. If you have a disability, reduced mobility or other impairment & require assistance please advise us of your specific requirements at least 48 hours in advance of travel by calling us.  We may require that you travel with an attendant if it is essential for safety reasons, if you are unable to assist in your own evacuation from the ferry, if you require assistance to be lifted, if you require personal care assistance or are unable to understand safety instructions. If this is the case, there will be no additional fee for the attendant.

Guide dogs and assistance dogs are entitled to free travel and have full access to the passenger decks on all Stena Line routes and vessels.  All guide and assistance dogs must have the necessary paperwork when checking in at the port and must wear the correct harnesses and jackets at all times while travelling.

HollyHead – Manchester to HollyHead – 2 hours 15 minutes

Holyhead Port Authority

Hull – Manchester to Hull – 2hours 5 minutes

** Port of Hull Ferry Port & Hull Ferries to Belgium & the Netherlands **

01482 377177

Travelling with a wheelchairs or scooters

All ports have:

Wheelchair loan

A ramp to the Customer Service Point

Accessible toilets

Hearing loops

Assistance Dogs

If you are travelling with a registered assistance dog, it is essential that you notify them at the time of booking and you must carry proof that your animal is an Assistance Dog.