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There are 6 ways to get from Birmingham to Holyhead by train, bus or car

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead

$65 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd National Express

$27 - $50

4 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford
  2. Take the train from Stafford to Holyhead

$86 - $167

Train Virgin West Coast Trains #2  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead

$61 - $159

Train via Shrewsbury  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead

$67 - $119

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Holyhead 164.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Holyhead is to bus which costs £20 - £40 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Holyhead is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Holyhead. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Holyhead is 128 miles. The road distance is 164.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Holyhead without a car is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs £50 - £120.

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The train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead takes 3 h 42 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Birmingham to Holyhead train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Holyhead is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs £50 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £40 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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Birmingham to Holyhead train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Holyhead station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Holyhead is 164 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to drive from Birmingham to Holyhead.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 128.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Holyhead, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Birmingham to Holyhead 4 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Holyhead once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $27
First Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
Train from Stafford to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com

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