There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Holyhead by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  6 h 20 min

$168 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 10 min

  1. 060
  2. X4 / ...

$46 - $63

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. 5

$143 - $227

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. 316.8 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Anglesey  •  9 h 47 min

  1. EDI - VLY

$83 - $351

Fly to Manchester, bus, train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. EDI - MAN

$92 - $273

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Holyhead, Wales?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Holyhead via Warrington Bank Quay and Chester in around 6 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Holyhead via Manchester, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 14 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Anglesey via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Anglesey via Paris CDG, Cardiff
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
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
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $130
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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 Edinburgh and Holyhead is 308 km. The road distance is 507 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Holyhead is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 14 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Holyhead is to drive which takes 5 h 29 min and costs £50 - £75.

No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Holyhead via Warrington Bank Quay and Chester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) via Manchester, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Edinburgh to Holyhead, including transfers.