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Duration 5h 14m
Distance 156.4 miles
Average price £91
Frequency 5/day

Trip overview

The average train between Derby and Holyhead takes 5h 14m and the fastest train takes 4h. The train service runs several times per day from Derby to Holyhead. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Derby
  2. Crewe
  3. Holyhead
4h 19m
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£58 - £177

Derby to Holyhead train times

Trains run five times a day between Derby and Holyhead. The earliest departure is at 14:40 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Derby is at 20:40 which arrives into Holyhead at 00:46. All services require a transfer at Crewe and take an average of 5h 14m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Derby to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Derby and arriving at Holyhead via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 19m.

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The distance between Derby and Holyhead is 134 miles. The road distance is 156.4 miles.

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Derby to Holyhead train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Derby station.

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Derby to Holyhead train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Holyhead station.

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