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from Cardiff to Holyhead

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cardiff to Holyhead on 7 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:22Cardiff Central4h57 14:19Holyhead
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09:22Cardiff Central4h57 14:19Holyhead
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13:22Cardiff Central4h59 18:21Holyhead
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11:22Cardiff Central4h58 16:20Holyhead
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09:56Cardiff Central5h31 15:27Holyhead
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Travel Information to Holyhead from Cardiff

distanceDistance140 miles (225 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £28 • 4 h 57 min
carriersPopular travel companiesArriva Trains Wales

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

Travel Tips

Travel from Cardiff to Holyhead
Travel 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.
What are my Cardiff to Holyhead travel options?

Travel Cardiff to Holyhead by train.

What is the fastest way from Cardiff to Holyhead?

The fastest way to travel from Cardiff to Holyhead is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 57 min.

How far is it from Cardiff to Holyhead?

The distance between Cardiff and Holyhead is around 140 miles (225 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cardiff to 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.

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

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

  • Trains mostly depart from Cardiff Central and arrive in Holyhead.
Who can get me from Cardiff to Holyhead?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Holyhead, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Arriva Trains Wales can take you to Holyhead by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Arriva Trains Wales from Cardiff to Holyhead for £28.
Where should I go next after I travel to Holyhead from Cardiff?
Many of our customers travelling from Cardiff to Holyhead don't make Holyhead their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Liverpool or Manchester, either of which you could add to your Cardiff and Holyhead trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Holyhead to any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket from Cardiff to Holyhead online to score the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets cost on average £28 one way.

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

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