Harwich International Cruise Port ‘Passenger Information’

The Harwich International Cruise Port welcomed around 100,000 cruise passengers in 2015 with around 50 cruise port of calls and turnarounds between the months of April to September.

Ideally situated on the UK’s East Coast and along with Southampton and Dover, is one of the leading cruise passenger ports in the UK with excellent road and rail links with London, the Midlands and the South East.

Passengers facilities include a comfortable lounge, cafe, tourist information centre, newsagents and foreign exchange bureau.


Harwich International Port Limited
CO12 4SR
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1255 242000
Fax: +44 (0)1255 241400
Email: enquiries@harwich.co.uk

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Harwich Cruise Port Facilities include:

Parking for 600 cars. You can pre-book parking by visiting: Harwich Cruise Parking

Dedicated, cruise passenger staff

Pre-boarding lounge

Excellent travel links via road and rail

Direct trains to London Liverpool Street from the Harwich International Railway Station adjacent to the cruise terminal.


How to get to the Harwich International Cruise Port:

By Air:
London (Stansted) Airport is within easy reach of Harwich (50 minutes by car or taxi), with Heathrow and Gatwick being only just over 2 hours drive away.

By Coach:
Visit: National Express for coach travel from hundreds of towns, cities and airports across the UK. Harwich is not featured on the National Express route, the closest place to Harwich would be Colchester.

A door to door transfer with pickups from central London and Heathrow hotels is available on all dates when Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships are visiting Harwich bookable via The London Tool Kit

By Rail:
Rail passengers can travel to Harwich International Station, being adjacent to the ferry and cruise terminals rather than Harwich Town Station. During the summer months, you can get cruise trains between Harwich International Port and London Liverpool Street.

sell tickets for all train companies on all national routes, with access to over 293 million fare and journey combinations with savings up to 43% compared to on the day at the station.

By Road:
From the M11:
Leave at junction 8 and join the A120 eastwards, heading for Braintree and Colchester.

From the M25:
Leave at junction 8 and join the A120 eastwards, heading for Braintree and Colchester.
Take the A12 at junction 28 (signposted Chelmsford) and then join the A120 at Colchester, after approximately 30 miles.

From the A14:
Take the A12 at Ipswich and join the A120 at Colchester.

In all cases keep on the A120 following signs to Harwich. On approaching Harwich, follow signs for Harwich International Port.

On Arrival:
Visitors are requested to follow the internal port signs for their destination within the port complex.

Car Parking:
Ample parking is available at the Ferry & Cruise car park.

Overnight Accommodation:
There are a few B&B’s and guest houses in Harwich ┬áitself but most of the larger chain hotels can be found on the approach to Harwich or in Colchester.

Hotel’s near Harwich International Cruise Terminal

By Sea:
Harwich International Port has connecting passenger services from Hook of Holland, Esbjerg (Denmark) and IJmuiden (The Netherlands).