There are 9 ways to get from Cambridge to Holyhead by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$161 - $289

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Bus  •  11 h 50 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

$133 - $260

Bus, train  •  10 h 17 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

$133 - $225

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Holyhead 257.5 miles

$55 - $80

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 17 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 Manchester Airport to Chester
  4. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$149 - $411

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$104 - $353

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

$133 - $297

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 30 min

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

$165 - $360

Questions & Answers

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 50 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 London Euston and Chester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 23 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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The best way to get from Cambridge to Holyhead without a car is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Cambridge to Holyhead, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Holyhead bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) station.

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Cambridge to Holyhead train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Holyhead is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Cambridge to Holyhead bus services, operated by Arriva Cymru, arrive at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station).

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 214 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Holyhead via London St Pancras International LL, London Euston, and Chester in around 6 h 23 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 50 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
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
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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.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
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $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 Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
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

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 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 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Holyhead is 258 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to drive from Cambridge to Holyhead.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 336+ hotels available in Holyhead. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Cambridge Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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