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Does your van need to travel as freight?

This varies from one ferry company to another however with Steam Packet the following should be booked as freight:

All Routes

All vans regardless of length.

All vehicles carrying commercial items.

Liverpool routes

Will take a maximum length of 6.5m and a maximum weight of 3.5tonnes, anything exceeding this must be booked on Heysham routes.

Passenger ferry tickets can be booked from Steam Packet page on our sister site.

Steam Packet Freight

Isle of Man Steam Packet provides freight vehicle services between the port of Douglas and ports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Their aim is to provide consistent services with convenient and fast crossing times and to offer a wide range of comfortable facilities for the freight driver. Fast craft and conventional vessels make up a modern fleet providing high levels of on-board service.

Steam Packet Freight Ferry Routes

Douglas Heysham freight ferry (minimum duration 3 hours 30 minutes, maximum of 13 sailings/week)

Douglas Liverpool freight ferry (minimum duration 2 hours 45 minutes, maximum of 11 sailings/week)

Steam Packet Freight Ferry Ports

Steam Packet offer freight ferry crossings to and from 3 ferry ports. For further information on each port as well as freight ferry services offered by other freight ferry companies, click on the port links below: