Northern Ireland

How to book ferries from Northern Ireland to Isle of Man

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Northern Ireland and Isle of Man operated by 1 ferry company – Steam Packet. The Belfast to Douglas ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 2 hours 45 minutes.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Northern Ireland Isle of Man crossing between Belfast and Douglas.

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Ferries from Northern Ireland to Isle of Man

About Northern Ireland:

Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, located in the North-east part of the island of Ireland, with the Republic of Ireland in the South-west.

Northern Ireland has plenty of inspirational locations, stunning landscapes and friendly people. Each region in Northern Ireland is very distinctive with much to offer. Its capital and largest city Belfast was the birthplace of the Titanic and now has the world’s largest Titanic Belfast visitor experience to uncover the story of the Titanic.

The ports of Northern Ireland provide the perfect gateway to the rest of the UK by ferry with regular and high speed crossings on offer to Scotland and the Isle of Man as well as a longer crossings travelling further south to England.

Ireland features many ferry departures to the UK as well as some routes to the continent via France so you could also choose to drive to Ireland and sail from there.

About Isle of Man:

The Isle of Man is a self-governing, British crown dependency, situated halfway between Northern Ireland and the northwest of England.

One of Britain’s five UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves, as of 2016, the Isle of Man is both geographically attractive and culturally intriguing, with its own language, a national dish of herring and potatoes and the oldest continuous parliament in the world. This is all found alongside gorgeous, green valleys and ruggedly picturesque coastlines.

For the majority of the year, life on the Isle of Man is quiet and relaxing. However, from May to June it hosts the world famous TT motorbike races, attracting over fifty thousand revellers each year.

The Isle of Man lies close to the borders of England, Northern Ireland and Ireland, which makes travelling by ferry the easiest and most convenient way to get there, with numerous sailings to Douglas on the southeast coast.