Port of Harwich

Land Transport and Travel To and From Port Harwich
(Harwich, Essex, England, UK)

The Port of Harwich is located a few minutes' drive to the northeast of the town centre, on the south side of the River Stour.

The port is well linked by road and rail to all major cities in Britain and to London's major international airports by a drive of 1 to 2 hours.

Travel by Bus and Shuttles

Buses 20 and 20A run frequently from the ferry terminal. The local buses service the port, the Dovercourt area and Harwich town centre. Colchester and Clacton are also served by these local buses, and there are less frequent rural services available.

Car Hire and Road Travel

If you are driving, regardless of your starting point, be sure to keep on the A120 and follow the signs for Harwich. When you approach Harwich, you will see signs for the Harwich International Port.

From the M11, exit at Junction 8, which is signposted Bishops Stortford, Stansted Airport, and join the A120 eastbound.

From the M25, join the A12 at Junction 28, which is signposted Chelmsford, and then join the A120 at Colchester (after about 48 km / 30 miles).

From the A14, take the A12 at Ipswich and then join the A120 at Colchester.

There are several car hire companies in and around Harwich, but the best way to secure your booking at the best price is by making the booking online, where one service will provide a comparison of what the various companies offer.

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Trains and Rail Travel

Harwich International Station is situated adjacent to the ferry and cruise terminals. There is regular service to London Liverpool Street Station, with the journey taking about 70 minutes. Rail service to other destinations in the UK is also available from this station.

Car Parking

Passengers will find ample short-term and long-term car parking available at the ferry and cruise terminal car parks.

Travel by Taxis

Taxis are readily available to and from the town centre. Also, Airport Cars and Harwich Taxis are two companies that operate taxi services between the main airports and the Port of Harwich.

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