Holyhead to Cardiff train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Holyhead to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jun 18


Fastest Journey

4 h 39 m


5 h 28 m

Trains per day



226 km

Cheap train tickets from Holyhead to start from $77 with an average ticket price of $93.

The fastest train from Holyhead to takes 4h 39m in comparison to an average duration of 5h 28m and covers a distance of 226 km.

3 trains that leave Holyhead for every day with 3 travelling directly.

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Overview: Train from Holyhead to Cardiff

distanceDistance140 miles (225 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price$105 (€92)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesTransport for Wales or Virgin Trains

Trains from Holyhead to Cardiff cover the 140 miles (225 km) long route taking on average 4 h 30 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $105 (€92), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $47 (€41). Travelers depart most frequently from Holyhead and arrive in Cardiff Central.

FAQs: Trains from Holyhead to Cardiff

FAQs: Travel by train from Holyhead to Cardiff easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Holyhead to Cardiff.
Cheap train tickets from Holyhead to Cardiff can start from as little as $47 (€41) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Holyhead to Cardiff is $105 (€92); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Cardiff from Holyhead is on average 4 h 30 min   for the 140 mile (225 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Holyhead to Cardiff by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Holyhead to Cardiff leaves at 7: 05 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Holyhead to Cardiff leaves at 7: 22 PM.
There are 4 trains a day from Holyhead to Cardiff which require at least one change with Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Holyhead to Cardiff train with Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Holyhead to Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 7: 22 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Holyhead, which is located around 0.4 miles (619 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cardiff from Holyhead is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 30 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Holyhead to Cardiff is October.
Yes, you can take a train from Holyhead to Cardiff.

Important Stations and Airports in Holyhead and Cardiff

Holyhead is the most popular Holyhead railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Holyhead for your trip to Cardiff.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 8705755755
Public transit options for Holyhead
Onward travel information: For the nearest bus stop, walk across the footbridge and turn right onto the main road.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at bus stops outside the station

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