Ferries to the Isle of Man from Birkenhead

The Isle of Man to Birkenhead route operates on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter season (typically the end of October to the end of March). It is served by the Ben-my-Chree vessel and journeys take approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes.

The Twelve Quays terminal offers passenger toilets, and a number of food and drink vending machines.

The Steam Packet Company offers a free shuttle bus to Twelve Quays from its Liverpool Pier Head ferry terminal every Saturday and Sunday, departing at 12.30pm. A return shuttle bus takes passengers back to Liverpool once the ferry has docked in Birkenhead.

Due to the infrequent number of taxis at the ferry terminal, it is advisable to pre-book this mode of transport prior to your arrival in the port.

Birkenhead Ferry Port Information

Birkenhead 12 Quays Ferry Port Address

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Passenger Terminal
12 Quays Terminal
Tower Road
CH41 1FE

Directions to Birkenhead Ferry Port

By car

The Twelve Quays ferry terminal is located on the A554 Tower Road in Birkenhead, and is well signposted.

By train

The closest train station to Twelve Quays is Birkenhead Hamilton Square. Located on the MerseyRail Wirral Line, this provides onward connections to stations in Liverpool City Centre and beyond, as well as to Chester, the Midlands and Wales.

Birkenhead Hamilton Square is a ten-minute walk from Twelve Quays, or a short taxi journey away.  

By bus

Mersey Travel operates a comprehensive bus and rail network around Merseyside and the Wirral area. For full details and timetable information, please click here: http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/Pages/Welcome.aspx

In addition, Stagecoach operates a bus routes between Chester and Birkenhead – for further information and up-to-date timetables log please onto http://www.stagecoachbus.com/localdefault.aspx?Tag=Birkenhead

NB Manx Ferries cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of information provided by external websites. 

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