Harwich International Port



Parkeston Quay, Parkeston, Harwich, Essex, CO12 4SR

Tel: 01255 242000

Harwich International Port


Harwich International Port is one of the UK’s leading multi-purpose freight and passenger 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 port.

Whether you are returning from a cruise or visiting the area on holiday, there is plenty to do within the surrounding area.

Within driving distance from the port and just a stone's throw away from London, you can experience Kent's breathtaking English landscape.

In the heart of Kent you will find the town of Maidstone, 32 miles south-east of London, home of the Leeds Castle that remains a spectacular day out for all the family with great events throughout the year.

Or why not visit the ancient cathedral city of Rochester, with its Norman castle was place cherished by the Victorian novelist, Charles Dickens.

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

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:

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

From the M25: 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.

Public Transport Directions

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

By Rail: Rail passengers can travel to Harwich International Station, being adjacent to the ferry and cruise terminals. Regular service connections to London (70 minutes) and also to other UK destinations.

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