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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 14 min

$53 - $135

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. X4 / ...

$30 - $41

2 alternative options

Line 825 bus, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. 825

$87 - $142

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. 156.3 miles

$30 - $50

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

You can take a train from Derby to Holyhead via Crewe in around 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Derby to Holyhead via Birmingham, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 9 h 45 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Stafford to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $130
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Bus operators
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Lichfield City Centre, Bus Station to Stafford Town Centre, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Derby to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham 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 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Derby and Holyhead is 215 km. The road distance is 250 km.

The cheapest way to get from Derby to Holyhead is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 9 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Derby to Holyhead is to drive which takes 2 h 49 min and costs £25 - £40.

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 4 h 14 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Derby to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Derby and arriving at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) via Birmingham and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Derby to Holyhead, including transfers.