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

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Train  •  4 h 10 min

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

$63 - $135

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Bus, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Lichfield City Centre, Bus Station to Stafford Town Centre, Railway Station 825
  2. Take the train from Stafford to Holyhead

$81 - $126

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Derby to Holyhead 156.3 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY

$146 - $269

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

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

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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 and Chester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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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 which takes 4 h 10 min and costs £45 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Derby to Holyhead, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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  • Distance: 134.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Derby to Holyhead via Crewe and Chester in around 4 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
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 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
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
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
Train from Stafford to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
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
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport.

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