There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Holyhead by train, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead

$90 - $140

Cheapest option

Fly  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY

$33 - $110

1 alternative option

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Holyhead 190.5 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Holyhead is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Holyhead is to fly which costs £24 - £85 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Holyhead. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Holyhead is 141 miles. The road distance is 190.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Holyhead without a car is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs £70 - £110.

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The train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead takes 4 h 49 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Cardiff to Holyhead train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Holyhead is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs £70 - £110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £24 - £85 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 141.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Holyhead, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Holyhead every 4 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 4 h 49 min. Alternatively, Flybe flies from Cardiff to Holyhead once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220

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