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There are 7 ways to get from Belfast to Holyhead by car, car ferry, bus, train or plane

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Recommended option

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h

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

$61 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus Aircoach, car ferry  •  7 h 55 min

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

$59 - $68

5 alternative options

Bus Bus Eireann, car ferry  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$73 - $82

Train, car ferry  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$79 - $97

Fly Belfast City to Manchester, train  •  6 h 42 min

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

$89 - $280

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester, train  •  6 h 59 min

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

$92 - $254

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool, train  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Liverpool (LPL) BFS - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Central Loop Line to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$74 - $221

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Holyhead is to bus and car ferry which costs £45 - £55 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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

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The distance between Belfast and Holyhead is 104 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Holyhead without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 7 h 40 min and costs £55 - £65.

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

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 346+ hotels available in Holyhead. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £4.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 104 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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 Busáras, Outside Connolly Station, Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, and Dublin in around 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
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 Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Central Loop Line to Chester
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$3 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$7 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Single
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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