There are 4 ways to get from Derby to Holyhead by train, bus or car

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Train via Crewe  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead

£49 - £166

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Derby to Stoke-On-Trent
  2. Take the bus from Stoke-On-Trent to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

£36 - £123

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Lichfield Trent Valley to Holyhead

£79 - £238

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from Derby to Holyhead 156.3 miles

£26 - £40

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The cheapest way to get from Derby to Holyhead is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Derby to Holyhead is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Derby to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Derby and arriving at Holyhead via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 17m.

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The distance between Derby and Holyhead is 134 miles. The road distance is 156.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Derby to Holyhead without a car is to train via Crewe which takes 4h 17m and costs £45 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Derby to Holyhead, including transfers.

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Derby to Holyhead train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Derby station.

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Derby to Holyhead train services, operated by Virgin Trains, arrive at Holyhead station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Derby to Holyhead is 156 miles. It takes approximately 2h 49m to drive from Derby to Holyhead.

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Map of how to get from Derby to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 134.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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

You can take a train from Derby to Holyhead via Crewe in around 4h 17m.

Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Single
£25 - £40
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Lichfield Trent Valley to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£55 - £190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £75
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £190
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
First Anytime Day Single
£50 - £75
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
First Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Bus operators
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 Derby to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £7
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National Express
Bus from Stoke-On-Trent to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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National Express

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