How to get from Edinburgh to Holyhead

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Holyhead

distanceDistance191 miles (308 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £122 • 5 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTranspennine Express

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 191 miles (308 km) to Holyhead from Edinburgh. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Holyhead.

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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 Edinburgh to Holyhead.
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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Holyhead: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Holyhead, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Holyhead:

A ferry journey is usually £29 less than a journey to Holyhead by coach, which costs on average £29 for the same trip.

A ferry is £2 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Holyhead costing on average £2.

A ferry journey is usually £122 less than a journey to Holyhead by train, which costs on average £122 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Holyhead is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 28 min.

Other travel options to Holyhead from Edinburgh can usually take longer:

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The distance between Edinburgh and Holyhead is around 191 miles (308 km).

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Holyhead is:

  • 4 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Holyhead:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Holyhead, Railway Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Holyhead.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Holyhead:

  • You can take a train from Edinburgh to Holyhead with Transpennine Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £122 with Transpennine Express from Edinburgh to Holyhead.
Your journey from Edinburgh to Holyhead doesn't have to end in Holyhead. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Manchester to your Edinburgh to Holyhead trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Holyhead today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £29 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £2 one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £122 one way.

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

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