How to travel from Cardiff to Holyhead

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Travel Information from Cardiff to Holyhead

distanceDistance140 miles (225 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $43 (€39) • 4 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesArriva Trains Wales

Take a train to travel 140 miles (225 km) between Cardiff and Holyhead. Arriva Trains Wales is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct train from Cardiff to Holyhead.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cardiff to Holyhead

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You can get from Cardiff to Holyhead by train.

The fastest way to travel from Cardiff to Holyhead is by train, which requires on average 4 h 56 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 140 miles (225 km) between Cardiff and Holyhead.

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Holyhead is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Holyhead from Cardiff as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cardiff to Holyhead:

  • Trains from Cardiff to Holyhead most often leave from Cardiff Central and arrive in Holyhead.

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Holyhead from Cardiff:

  • You can travel to Holyhead from Cardiff by train with Arriva Trains Wales. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $43 (€39) with Arriva Trains Wales from Cardiff to Holyhead.

Yes, there is a direct service from Cardiff to Holyhead:

  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to Holyhead with Arriva Trains Wales.

Direct services to Holyhead tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Looking to extend your trip from Cardiff to Holyhead? Many Omio customers who go from Cardiff to Holyhead usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Manchester from Holyhead, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Cardiff to Holyhead, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A train ticket is costing on average $43 (€39) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Holyhead tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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