There are 10 ways to get from Cambridge to Holyhead by train, bus, car or plane

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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$172 - $309

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Bangor, Gwynedd National Express

$35 - $48

8 alternative options

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  7 h 19 min

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

$142 - $276

Bus, train  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely Railway Station 12
  2. Take the train from Ely to Stockport
  3. Take the train from Stockport to Chester
  4. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$95 - $242

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Holyhead 257.5 miles

$55 - $80

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, bus, train  •  6 h 6 min

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

$95 - $335

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, bus, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  4. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$167 - $431

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Anglesey  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY

$142 - $301

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester, bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  5. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$158 - $479

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester, bus, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  4. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$159 - $345

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Holyhead via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London Euston, and Chester in around 6 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Holyhead via Birmingham, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 11 h 43 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
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 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
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 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Ely to Stockport
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cambridge to Holyhead?

The distance between Cambridge and Holyhead is 342 km. The road distance is 412 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Holyhead?

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Holyhead is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 11 h 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cambridge to Holyhead?

The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Holyhead is to drive which takes 4 h 25 min and costs £35 - £60.

Is there a direct train between Cambridge and Holyhead?

No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Holyhead via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cambridge and Holyhead?

No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) via Birmingham and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 43 min.

How long does it take to get from Cambridge to Holyhead?

It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Cambridge to Holyhead, including transfers.