Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland (Rotterdam)

Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland (Rotterdam)

The Harwich to the Hook of Holland ferry route is operated by Stena Line and is the shortest UK to Holland passenger ferry crossing. The Hook of Holland is located just 30 minutes from the centre of Rotterdam. You can choose from two sailings, one overnight and one during the day.

Harwich to Hook of Holland

Car & 4 passengers from £117
2 sailings per day       Sailing time: 7 hours       Foot passengers from £40

There’s never been a better time to visit Holland because you can take your car from Harwich to the Hook of Holland for under £60! As well as visiting Rotterdam the Harwich Holland ferry is ideal for getting to Amsterdam and other Dutch cities. Amsterdam is just a one hour and twenty drive away and both Rotterdam and Amsterdam can be reached easily by rail from the railway station next to the port.

The Harwich  to Hook of Holland crossing duration is just 6 hours 15 minutes, which makes it the shortest crossing from the UK to Holland. Sailings currently depart Harwich at 9am (10am Sundays) and 11.15pm and arrive in Holland at 4.45pm and 7.45am  local time. The return journeys depart the Hook of Holland at 2.30pm and 10.30pm(9.30pm Saturdays & Sundays) and arrive back in the UK 8pm and 6.30am local time.

Onboard the Stena line ferry you’ll find many services aimed to provide you with entertainment whether you’re travelling by day or by night. There are two restaurants on-board, choose from the Metropolitan restaurant or Food City restaurant where you’ll be sure to find something to suit all ages and tastes. You can also have a drink in one of the two bars or catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster in the on-board cinema or even take advantage of a range of discounts and savings when you purchase goods at the Stena shop. Plus there is also free wifi available throughout the ship, so you can just find a place relax and catch up on some email, social networking, play games or dare we say it some work while you sail from the UK to Holland.

Alternatively, you’re able to upgrade to the exclusive Stena Plus Lounge, where this area is a designated “quiet zone”, where you’ll enjoy complimentary beverages and newspapers.

If you are travelling on one of the overnight sailings then you’ll need include a cabin for your trip, in recent years Stena Line has improved cabins to suit singles, couples and families. All cabins have en suite facilities and new high quality mattresses ensuring you’ll enjoy a great night’s sleep.

Stena Line offers a high quality ferry service, so you can travel to Holland in style. There is no need to go through the hassle of the traffic on the UK to France routes and the extra time driving through France, Stena Line offers the quickest direct route to Holland and you’ll be able to relax whilst the ship does all the work.

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The ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland is one of the most historic routes between Britain and Northern Europe, formerly owned by the Dutch Royal Family before being bought by Stena Line in 1988.

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10 thoughts on “Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland (Rotterdam)

    1. Hi Carole

      This will depend on the ferry route and operator you are taking. But yes, some ferries offer dog friendly cabins. I hope this helps.

  1. looking to travel from harwich to hook of holland (berlin final destination) overnight in sept/oct, car + 3 passenger + overnight cabin, how much? many thanks.

  2. Hi, how do i get a sailing from Harwich to hook of h
    Holland late august to mid sept using Tesco vouchers please?

    1. Hi Ian – It’s cheapest to travel midweek, book in advance and not avoid the summer months. I can see there are no £59 fares available in the next few months, but there is plenty of £65 & £71 fares. If you can wait until September you can easily travel for £59.

      The £59 rate is for a car and driver, so any additional passengers will also increase the price.

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