Duration 4h 42m
Distance 190.4 miles
Average price £130
Frequency 7/day

Trip overview

The average train between Holyhead and Cardiff takes 4h 42m and the fastest train takes 4h 24m. The train service runs several times per day from Holyhead to Cardiff. 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. Holyhead
  2. Cardiff
4h 24m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£100 - £150

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Holyhead and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 24m.

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The distance between Holyhead and Cardiff is 141 miles. The road distance is 190.4 miles.

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Holyhead to Cardiff train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Holyhead station.

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Holyhead to Cardiff train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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What companies run services between Holyhead and Cardiff?

Transport for Wales operates a train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central every 4 hours. Tickets cost £100 - £150 and the journey takes 4h 24m.
Train operators
Transport for Wales
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £150

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