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

$95 - $140

Cheapest option

Fly  •  3 h 20 min

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

$34 - $111

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 takes 3 h 20 min and costs £25 - £85.

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The distance between Cardiff and Holyhead is 226 km. The road distance is 305 km.

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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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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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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 $95 - $140 and the journey takes 4 h 49 min. Alternatively, Flybe flies from Cardiff to Holyhead once daily.

Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
03333 211 202
Train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220

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