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from Holyhead to Cardiff

You can get from Holyhead to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Holyhead to Cardiff on May 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:33AMHolyhead4h42 04:15PMCardiff Central
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11:33AMHolyhead4h42 04:15PMCardiff Central
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10:41AMHolyhead4h30 03:11PMCardiff Central
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08:55AMHolyhead4h47 01:42PMCardiff Central
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08:05AMHolyhead5h09 01:14PMCardiff Central
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May 26
$98Transport for Wales
May 27
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May 30
$51Transport for Wales
May 31
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Jun 1
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Jun 5
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Travel Information from Holyhead to Cardiff

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

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

Travel Tips: Travel from Holyhead to Cardiff

Travel 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.

How do I go from Holyhead to Cardiff?

You can travel to Cardiff from Holyhead by train.

What is the quickest way from Holyhead to Cardiff?

A train is the fastest way to get to Cardiff from Holyhead with an average travel time for this trip around 4 h 4 min.

How far is Cardiff from Holyhead?

The distance is approximately 140 miles (225 km) from Holyhead to Cardiff.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Holyhead to Cardiff?

The average frequency per day from Holyhead to Cardiff is:

  • 5 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Holyhead? Where do I arrive in Cardiff?

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

  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Holyhead to Cardiff depart from Holyhead to Cardiff Central.

Which travel operators can get me to Cardiff from Holyhead?

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

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Holyhead to Cardiff?

Many of our customers traveling from Holyhead to Cardiff don't make Cardiff their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cardiff are London, Bristol or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cardiff to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Cardiff from Holyhead online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Holyhead to Cardiff, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Train tickets cost on average $43 (€39) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Holyhead to Cardiff online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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