How to get from Holyhead to Cardiff

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from Holyhead to Cardiff

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

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To get from Holyhead to Cardiff on 19 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:41Holyhead4h30 15:11Cardiff Central
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10:41Holyhead4h30 15:11Cardiff Central
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11:33Holyhead4h42 16:15Cardiff Central
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08:05Holyhead5h09 13:14Cardiff Central
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11:48Holyhead5h12 17:00Cardiff Central
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Travel Information from Holyhead to Cardiff

distanceDistance140 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £40 • 4 h 29 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTransport for Wales

Travel 140 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Cardiff from Holyhead. Transport for Wales is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers 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.

Your travel option from Holyhead to Cardiff includes taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Travelling by train is also the quickest way from Holyhead to Cardiff. It takes on average 4 h 29 min   to travel this journey.

You should expect to travel around 140 miles from Holyhead to Cardiff.

The average frequency per day from Holyhead to Cardiff is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Holyhead to Cardiff 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 for travellers from Holyhead to Cardiff:

  • Trains mostly depart from Holyhead and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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

  • Travel with Transport for Wales for trains to Cardiff. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Transport for Wales Holyhead to Cardiff tickets on Omio for £40.
Omio customers who travel from Holyhead to Cardiff often also extend their holiday to go to London, Bristol or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cardiff and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Holyhead to Cardiff, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £40 one way.

But we recommend booking Holyhead to Cardiff tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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