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Port of Harwich Address Harwich Address
Harwich International Port
CO12 4SR
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Harwich Port Ferry Overview

Harwich International Port is a North Sea seaport in Essex, England. It lies on the south bank of the River Stour one mile upstream from the town of Harwich. The port was formerly known as Parkeston Quay.

The Port of Harwich is owned & operated by Hutchison Port Holdings, the world's largest independent port operator. This highly efficient, modern, multipurpose port has become one of the UK's most important North Sea ports.

Built as a rail ferry port in the 1880s by the Great Eastern Railway, Harwich International Port has developed and expanded over more than a century into a highly efficient, modern, multipurpose port. The port is primarily involved with ferry operations with regular sailings to Hook of Holland by Stena Line and Esbjerg, operated by DFDS Seaways.

Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east. It is in the Tendring district. Nearby places include Felixstowe to the northeast, Ipswich to the northwest and Colchester to the southwest.

Harwich International Port is one of the UK’s Leading Passenger Ports

Ferries from Harwich
Ferry Operator Ferry Route
Stena Line Stena Line Harwich - Hook of Holland
DFDS Seaways DFDS Seaways Harwich - Esbjerg

Car Parking at Harwich Ferry Port

A large car park is located at Harwich International terminal intended for use by ferry passengers not travelling with their vehicle.

The parking facilities are available for both short and long stay passengers when using rail and ferry facilities. The first 30 minutes is free to allow for guests picking up or dropping off passengers.

For any further information on car park charges please call 01255 242000.


Alternative Routes
Ferry Operator Ferry Route
DFDS Seaways DFDS Seaways Newcastle - Amsterdam
P&O Ferries P&O Ferries Hull - Rotterdam
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Harwich Port Directions

Follow the main A12 road from London to just north of Colchester, then take the A120 to Harwich. From Norwich you take the A140 to north of Ipswich, then the A45 bypass round Ipswich, the A137 to Manningtree and from there follow signs to Harwich.

Trains run from London Liverpool Street station direct to Harwich International. Local rail services arrive within the main terminal building, where an escalator will take you directly to the check in point for both ferry service.
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Harwich Intenational Ferry Port Services

There are many facilities available in the terminal including a fully stocked shop, a café and a bar. Foreign exchange facilities are available at the bureau de change. There is also toilet and wash room facilities. Payphones are available. If you require petrol, there is a Shell Garage on Station Road, directly outside the port. A Tourist Information Centre is sited within easy reach of Harwich International Port and the towns of Harwich and Dovercourt with ample free car parking nearby.

Harwich Ferry Routes Overview

Two Superferries, Stena Britannica and Stena Hollandica operate on the Harwich - Hook of Holland route and they have recently undergone a £70 million refurbishment. The ships have been extensively refurbished and lengthened to 240 metres and now offer you improved onboard comfort and a new range of facilities. Crossings take 6 hours and 15 minutes with a day and overnight sailing from Harwich and from the Hook of Holland daily.

The route is serviced by a brand new Ro-pax ferry Dana Sirena which made its first call at Harwich on 17th June 2003. Dana Sirena has three car decks with a capacity of 2,510 lane metres or 166 lorries and a service speed of 22.5 knots.

The introduction of the Dana Sirena on the Esbjerg service by DFDS has reduced the crossing time on this route by 2 hours. The ferry provides capacity for 600 passengers and has 196 cabins. Foot passengers and motorists alike are able to relax in the comfort of this modern, luxurious ferry. During the busy summer period the number of sailings is increased to offer a departure every other day.

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