Cardiff to Holyhead train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Holyhead

Showing times and prices for 17 Aug

Cheapest

£40

Average

£75

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Transport for Wales
08:22Cardiff4h57 13:19Holyhead
0 changes
£401One-way
Transport for Wales
12:22Cardiff4h59 17:21Holyhead
0 changes
£581One-way
Transport for Wales
08:56Cardiff5h26 14:22Holyhead
0 changes
£1001One-way
Transport for Wales
10:22Cardiff4h58 15:20Holyhead
0 changes
£1011One-way

Train schedule Cardiff to Holyhead

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 August
Transport for Wales
08:22Cardiff4h57 13:19Holyhead
0 changes
Transport for Wales
08:56Cardiff5h26 14:22Holyhead
0 changes
Transport for Wales
10:22Cardiff4h58 15:20Holyhead
0 changes
Transport for Wales
12:22Cardiff4h59 17:21Holyhead
0 changes

This is the last train of the day.

Find all the dates and times for this journey

Compare prices and tickets by train, coach or flight

Wed
17 Aug
Thu
18 Aug
Fri
19 Aug
Sat
20 Aug
Sun
21 Aug
Mon
22 Aug
Tue
23 Aug

Fastest train times from Cardiff to Holyhead

Showing times and prices for 17 Aug

Fastest Journey

4 h 57 m

Average

5 h 5 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

226 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Cardiff for Holyhead every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transport for Wales
08:22Cardiff4h57 13:19Holyhead
0 changes
£401One-way
Transport for Wales
10:22Cardiff4h58 15:20Holyhead
0 changes
£1011One-way
Transport for Wales
12:22Cardiff4h59 17:21Holyhead
0 changes
£581One-way
Transport for Wales
08:56Cardiff5h26 14:22Holyhead
0 changes
£1001One-way

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Virgin Trains
East Coast
Cross Country
Deutsche Bahn

Overview: Train from Cardiff to Holyhead

distanceDistance140 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 57 min
priceAverage train ticket price£102 (€116)
frequencyTrain frequency15 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTransport for Wales

Trains from Cardiff to Holyhead cover the 140 miles long journey taking on average 4 h 57 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales. Normally, there are 15 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £102, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £102. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Holyhead.

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Holyhead

Travel by train to Holyhead 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 Cardiff to Holyhead.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cardiff to Holyhead to cost as little as £102  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cardiff to Holyhead train to cost on average £102  one way.
The Cardiff to Holyhead train distance is approximately 140 miles.
While the time it takes to travel 140 miles to Holyhead from Cardiff can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cardiff to Holyhead is on average 4 h 57 min.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Cardiff Central   to Holyhead.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Holyhead and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (620 m) from the train station to the city centre in Holyhead.

For the best Cardiff to Holyhead train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Transport for Wales. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Cardiff to Holyhead to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 7 direct trains per day from Cardiff to Holyhead, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Transport for Wales  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Holyhead is 15 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from Cardiff at 07: 30. The last train leaves from Cardiff at 20: 15. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Cardiff to Holyhead and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
You can find a train between Cardiff and Holyhead to cost on average £102 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Cardiff to Holyhead train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Holyhead
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip between Cardiff and Holyhead.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
Currency
Language