There are 5 ways to get from Birmingham to Holyhead by train, bus or car

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

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead

$70 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham to Bangor, Gwynedd National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) X4 / ...

$22 - $30

3 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

$92 - $179

Train Virgin West Coast Trains #2  •  3 h 53 min

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

$62 - $171

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Holyhead 164.5 miles

$35 - $55

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 $70 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Holyhead via Bangor, Gwynedd and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 7 h 45 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
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
Train from Stafford to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
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
$17 - $26
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $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
$21 - $30
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Bus operators
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Birmingham and Holyhead is 205 km. The road distance is 263 km.

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Holyhead is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 7 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Holyhead is to drive which takes 2 h 53 min and costs £26 - £40.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Birmingham and arriving at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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