Select from 5 ways to get there

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h

  1. Drive from Belfast to Dublin
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$62 - $77

5 alternative options

Bus Aircoach, car ferry  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport 705-x
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$69 - $91

Train, car ferry  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$89 - $111

Bus Bus Eireann, car ferry  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X1
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$80 - $96

Fly from Belfast City, bus, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Manchester (MAN) BHD - MAN
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$86 - $262

Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove), bus, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Manchester (MAN) BFS - MAN
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$89 - $237

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Holyhead, Wales?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Holyhead. However, you can take the drive to Dublin then take the car ferry to Holyhead. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Holyhead via Dublin Airport, The 3Arena, and Dublin in around 6 h 27 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $160
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$24 - $35
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Belfast and Holyhead is 166 km.

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Holyhead is to drive and car ferry which costs £45 - £60 and takes 5 h.

The quickest way to get from Belfast to Holyhead is to drive and car ferry which takes 5 h and costs £45 - £60.

It takes approximately 5 h to get from Belfast to Holyhead, including transfers.