Getting to Liverpool Port
Liverpool Ferry Port By Car
Access to the edge of Liverpool is via the M6/M62 or M58. Then follow the directions below.
P&O Irish Sea ferry terminal is at Gladstone Dock within Liverpool Freeport. Gladstone Branch Dock No 3, North Quay, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 1BG.
Go through Freeport police security entrance and take the first left. The Ferry Terminal is about one mile along on the right hand side. Take a right and follow signs past the front of terminal buildings to passenger check-in.
From Liverpool City Centre follow A565 towards Bootle. Take sign for Liverpool Freeport.
From other areas use M57 or M58 and follow signs "All Docks" on A5036. Continue on A5036 for approx. 2 miles until roundabout incorporating a flyover and follow signs for Crosby/Liverpool Freeport.
Isle of Man Steam packet Ferry Terminal is at the Princes Landing Stage near the Pier Head, Off St Nicholas Place, Princes Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DL.
From the M62, follow signs to the City Centre and then Pier Head signs to the Princes Landing Stage.
From M58 follow the A5036 and then the A565 to the Pier Head.
From North Wales take the M53, then the Wallasey Tunnel and the A59 to the Pier Head.
P&O Ferries operate from 12 Quays terminal Birkenhead. For details please visit our Liverpool Birkenhead page.
Liverpool Ferry Port By Rail
Lime Street Train Station is the mainline station connecting most local and national routes with frequent trains from London's Euston Station for Liverpool taking 2 3/4 hours.
Local trains run in and out of Liverpool City Centre at four railway stations: Moorfields, Liverpool Central, James Street, and Lime Street. All are within walking distance of Pier Head or via the Ferrylink bus service from Lime Street and a short ride by taxi to Gladstone Dock (P&O).
Liverpool Ferry Port By Bus or Coach
National Express operate coaches to Liverpool from across Britain. (To Liverpool there are services every two hours from London and Birmingham, half hourly services from Manchester, and hourly services to York) You can find the National Express station on Norton Street Bus and Coach Station approx 500 yards from Liverpool Lime Street Railway Station.
Local buses depart from a number of terminals in the city. Queen Square - city centre, Pier Head and Chester services; Paradise Street Bus Station -southbound and some northbound services; St Thomas Street -eastbound and cross-river services.
Parking at Liverpool Port
In Liver Street you will find a new car park. The car parking facility is operated by QPark and has space for 581 cars including dedicated parking spaces for physically disabled drivers. Long-stay and short stay car parking is available.
Liverpool Port Map
P&O Ferries Terminal
Gladstone Branch Dock No.3, Liverpool Freeport, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 1BG. For sat navs, please use: L20 1BG BOOTLE (Liverpool/Dublin ferry).
Stena Line Terminal
12 Quays Terminal, Tower Road, Birkenhead, Wirrall, CH41 1FE.
GPS: 53.7457, -0.3367
Isle of Man Steampacket Terminal
Landing Stage Terminal, Off St Nicholas Place, Princes Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DL.
GPS: 53.4084, -2.9916