There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Holyhead by train 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 - $150

Cheapest option

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

$60 - $157

2 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 48 min

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

$86 - $166

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 drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 53 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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The distance between Birmingham and Holyhead is 128 miles. The road distance is 164.5 miles.

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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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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.

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

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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 once daily.

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 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
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
$95 - $150
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $150
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once 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 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
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
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
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
$26 - $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
$10 - $15
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $28

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