There are 8 ways to get from Cambridge to Holyhead by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 2 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

$155 - $290

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station 777
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) X4 / ...

$34 - $45

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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

$132 - $259

Bus, train  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely Railway Station 12
  2. Take the train from Ely to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$135 - $238

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Holyhead 257.5 miles

$55 - $80

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

$134 - $287

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead

$96 - $345

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 18 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 train from Crewe to Holyhead

$141 - $402

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Holyhead is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 11 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Holyhead is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Holyhead is 214 miles. The road distance is 257.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Cambridge to Holyhead, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Holyhead station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 53 min.

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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.

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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 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Holyhead via Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 11 h 53 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
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
$23 - $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
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
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
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
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
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
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Ely to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Anytime Single
$130 - $190
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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