There are 3 ways to get from Derby to Holyhead by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 14 min

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

$52 - $134

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Line 825 bus, train  •  5 h 57 min

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

$87 - $132

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Derby to Holyhead 156.3 miles

$30 - $50

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 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 14 min and costs £40 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 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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Derby to Holyhead train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, 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 14 min

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.

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
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $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
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
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
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 - $28
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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