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Duration 8h 17m
Distance 256.7 miles
Average price £127
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Sunderland and Holyhead takes 8h 17m and the fastest train takes 6h 55m. There is a train service every few hours from Sunderland 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. Newcastle
  2. Chester
  3. Holyhead
7h 45m
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£87 - £257

Sunderland to Holyhead train times

Trains run hourly between Sunderland and Holyhead. The earliest departure is at 19:30 in the evening, and the last departure from Sunderland is at 22:29 which arrives into Holyhead at 10:37. All services require a transfer, and take on average 8h 17m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Sunderland to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Sunderland and arriving at Holyhead via Newcastle, Newton-le-Willows and Chester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Sunderland and Holyhead is 173 miles. The road distance is 256.7 miles.

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Sunderland to Holyhead train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Newcastle station.

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

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