Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Holyhead

Showing times and prices for 2 Dec

Cheapest

£18

Average

£39

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.

The average ticket from Manchester to Holyhead will cost around £ 39 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 18.

Cheapest
08:55Manchester Oxford Road2h49 11:44Holyhead
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£181One-way
Cheapest
09:56Manchester Oxford Road2h39 12:35Holyhead
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£181One-way
10:55Manchester Piccadilly2h51 13:46Holyhead
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£341One-way
10:07Manchester Victoria2h42 12:49Holyhead
1 changes
£541One-way
10:56Manchester Oxford Road2h50 13:46Holyhead
1 changes
£541One-way

Train schedule Manchester Holyhead

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08:07Manchester Victoria3h13 11:20Holyhead
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08:55Manchester Oxford Road2h49 11:44Holyhead
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09:56Manchester Oxford Road2h39 12:35Holyhead
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10:07Manchester Victoria2h42 12:49Holyhead
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10:55Manchester Piccadilly2h51 13:46Holyhead
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10:56Manchester Oxford Road2h50 13:46Holyhead
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Thu
2 Dec
£18Arriva Trains Wales
Fri
3 Dec
£18Arriva Trains Wales
Sun
5 Dec
£55Arriva Trains Wales
Mon
6 Dec
£18Arriva Trains Wales
Wed
8 Dec
£18Arriva Trains Wales
Thu
9 Dec
£18Arriva Trains Wales
Fri
10 Dec
£55Avanti West Coast
Mon
13 Dec
£21Arriva Trains Wales
Wed
15 Dec
£54Arriva Trains Wales
Sun
19 Dec
£21Arriva Trains Wales
Mon
20 Dec
£55Avanti West Coast
Tue
21 Dec
£55Arriva Trains Wales

Fastest train times from Manchester to Holyhead

Showing times and prices for 2 Dec

Fastest Journey

2 h 39 m

Average

2 h 50 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

160 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Holyhead every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 160 km distance in an average of 2 h 50 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 39 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 13 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:56Manchester Oxford Road2h39 12:35Holyhead
0 changes
£181One-way
10:07Manchester Victoria2h42 12:49Holyhead
1 changes
£541One-way
08:55Manchester Oxford Road2h49 11:44Holyhead
0 changes
£181One-way
10:56Manchester Oxford Road2h50 13:46Holyhead
1 changes
£541One-way
10:55Manchester Piccadilly2h51 13:46Holyhead
1 changes
£341One-way

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Train Information between Manchester and Holyhead

distanceDistance99 miles (159 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price£25 (€28)
frequencyTrain frequency9 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 9 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersArriva Trains Wales or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Holyhead cover the 99 miles (159 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 39 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 9 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £25, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Holyhead.

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Trains from Manchester to Holyhead
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets to Holyhead from Manchester cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Holyhead from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £18  one way.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Manchester to Holyhead on average?
The Manchester to Holyhead train ticket price is on average £25  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance by train from Manchester to Holyhead?
The Manchester to Holyhead train distance is approximately 99 miles (159 km).
How many hours does it take from Manchester to Holyhead by train?
The train time from Manchester to Holyhead is on average 2 h 39 min  for the 99 miles (159 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Manchester and Holyhead by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Manchester to Holyhead do I depart from? Which Holyhead train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly   to Holyhead   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in Holyhead located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Holyhead, located 0.1 miles (132 m) away from the city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Manchester to Holyhead?
For the trip from Manchester to Holyhead you can take a train with Arriva Trains Wales or Avanti West Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Manchester to Holyhead on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any direct trains from Manchester to Holyhead?
Yes, there are 9 direct trains a day between Manchester and Holyhead. If you’re looking for a direct train from Manchester to Holyhead, consider travelling with Arriva Trains Wales. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
How many trains are there between Manchester and Holyhead a day?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Holyhead is 9 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Manchester and Holyhead for the best deals?
You can find a train between Manchester and Holyhead to cost on average £25 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 journey. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Holyhead train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Holyhead
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip from Manchester to Holyhead.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales