Harwich Ferry Routes Ferries to Holland, Denmark Germany

Harwich Ferry Routes UK Crossings to Northern Europe

Ferries from Harwich have been running over to the continent since the 1880's, providing an important link for trade and tourism alike. Now regular services run over to Holland and also to Denmark and Germany, alongside the huge commercial traffic running through Harwich's container port:

To Hook of Holland (Netherlands) Stena Line ferries run their high speed HSS service on this route twice every day. Taking just three hours 40 minutes it is the fastest direct crossing to Holland available. Their superferry also sails twice every day, one sailing overnight, and makes the journey in six hours. Both ferries carry cars, coaches and freight as well as foot passengers.

To Esbjerg (Denmark) DFDS Seaways operate an overnight crossing (17 hours) three times a week to Denmark's western gateway port, promising the luxuries of an authentic maritime cruise.

Access to the port of Harwich is easy. From London and the M25 take the A12 towards Chelmsford before joining the A120 at Colchester. From Stansted Airport and the M11 take the A120 eastwards from exit 8 on the M11. From the midlands, M1 and A14 take the A12 at Ipswich and join the A120 at Colchester. Harwich International Port is signposted from the A120. By rail Harwich is approximately 70 minutes from London Liverpool St. Passengers should confirm when booking the required check in time for different crossings and arrive in good time. Parking is available at the port for those leaving their car, and motorists travelling on can use the motorists' lounge at the terminal building. Those arriving by rail access the terminal by an escalator from the rail station. Foot passengers can use the facilities in the terminal building from 90 minutes before departure time these include a café, shop, bar and bureau de change. There is lift access from the car park for disabled passengers taking ferries from Harwich and assistance will gladly be given when required, but should be requested when booking.

Harwich Ferry

The town of Harwich itself, although a historic Essex port with a picturesque centre, will probably not delay your departure to the continent for any length of time. The ease with which you can board ferries from Harwich means that there is very little waiting around, and unless you want to stop to watch the huge container ships turning in the estuary, you may as well get on with your journey. If you are coming to the port from some distance, it might be worth considering taking an overnight crossing to get your rest on board while you travel accommodation is available around Harwich but why wait?

For more information check the website of Harwich International Port at http://www.harwich.co.uk/http://www.harwich.co.uk/