How to travel from Holyhead to Edinburgh

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Travel Information from Holyhead to Edinburgh

distanceDistance191 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £118
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 48 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £118 • 5 h 14 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanti West Coast

Travel 191 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Holyhead to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 14 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Holyhead to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Holyhead to Edinburgh

Travel to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh.

There are 4 travel options from Holyhead to Edinburgh: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Edinburgh. Tickets for a coach cost on average £5.

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is generally £7 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £12 from Holyhead to Edinburgh.

A coach journey is usually £113 less than a journey to Edinburgh by train, which costs on average £118 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Holyhead to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 14 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 48 h 10 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Edinburgh is around 191 miles.

The average frequency per day from Holyhead to Edinburgh is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 6 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Edinburgh from Holyhead 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 Edinburgh:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Holyhead, Railway Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains mostly leave from Holyhead and tend to arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Edinburgh by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Holyhead to Edinburgh for £118.

Yes, there are direct services available between Holyhead and Edinburgh with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Edinburgh from Holyhead.

Your journey from Holyhead to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Holyhead to Edinburgh trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!

When planning your trip from Holyhead to 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 £5 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £12 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £118 one way.

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

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