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There are 6 ways to get from Essex to Holyhead by train, night train, car, plane or car ferry

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Train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Holyhead

£120 - £369

Cheapest option

Fly London Stansted to Dublin, car ferry  •  10h 49m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dublin (DUB) STN - DUB
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

£57 - £125

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Train, night train  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the night train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead

£161 - £338

Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Essex to Holyhead 290.7 miles

£40 - £65

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester
  4. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

£127 - £373

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Anglesey  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY

£176 - £400

Essex to Holyhead by train and subway

The journey time between Essex and Holyhead is around 14h 44m and covers a distance of around 308 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 43m. Operated by Greater Anglia, London Underground (Tube) and Avanti West Coast, the Essex to Holyhead service departs from White Notley and arrives in Holyhead. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
14h 44m
Fastest journey time:
5h 43m
Journey distance:
308 miles
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
£120
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:08
Last service departs at:
22:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Essex to Holyhead train and subway schedules

Essex → Holyhead
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The cheapest way to get from Essex to Holyhead is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Essex to Holyhead is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Essex to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from White Notley and arriving at Holyhead via Liverpool Street station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 43m.

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The distance between Essex and Holyhead is 243 miles. The road distance is 290.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Essex to Holyhead without a car is to train which takes 5h 43m and costs £120 - £370.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Essex to Holyhead, including transfers.

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Essex to Holyhead train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from White Notley station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Essex to Holyhead train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Holyhead station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essex to Holyhead is 291 miles. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from Essex to Holyhead.

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  • Distance: 243 miles
  • Duration: 5h 43m

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

You can take a train from Essex to Holyhead via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Euston Square station, and London Euston in around 5h 43m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£7 - £110
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£75 - £250
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£250 - £340
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £120
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Night train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£70 - £110
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
tfw.wales
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £120
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£28 - £32
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£100 - £120
On Foot
£28 - £32

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