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There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow to Holyhead Port by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

£120 - £410

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Bus  •  12h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Bangor, Gwynedd
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Bus Station C to Holyhead, Summer Hill X4

£20 - £27

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Train via Liverpool  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the train from Shotton to Holyhead

£118 - £185

Drive  •  5h 15m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Holyhead Port 320.5 miles

£45 - £70

Fly to Dublin, car ferry  •  8h 57m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

£45 - £144

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  8h 41m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL) GLA - LPL
  2. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

£60 - £283

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead

£77 - £327

Glasgow to Holyhead Port by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Holyhead Port is around 5h 53m and covers a distance of around 321 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4h 57m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales and Northern Rail, the Glasgow to Holyhead Port train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Holyhead. Typically 93 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 53m
Fastest train time:
4h 57m
Train distance:
321 miles
Trains per week:
93
Cheapest price:
£120
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:26
Last train departs at:
20:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Holyhead Port train schedules

Trains departing Friday, July 30, 2021

Glasgow → Holyhead Port
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Holyhead Port is 111.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Holyhead Port is to bus which costs £19 - £27 and takes 12h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow to Holyhead Port is to drive. Taking this option will cost £45 - £70 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Holyhead Port. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Holyhead, Summer Hill via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Bangor, Bus Station C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Holyhead Port. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Holyhead via Warrington Bank Quay and Chester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Holyhead Port is 178 miles. The road distance is 320.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Holyhead Port without a car is to train which takes 6h 5m and costs £120 - £410.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Glasgow to Holyhead Port, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Holyhead Port bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow to Holyhead Port train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Holyhead Port is to train which takes 6h 5m and costs £120 - £410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £27 and takes 12h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Holyhead Port.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 178.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Holyhead Port, Wales?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Holyhead Port via Warrington Bank Quay and Chester in around 6h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Holyhead Port via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station C in around 12h 40m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£140 - £420
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£8 - £60
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£11 - £110
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Derry
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £800
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Birmingham International to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £80
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £80
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Shotton to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham International to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
tfw.wales
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Bus Station C to Holyhead, Summer Hill
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Arriva Cymru
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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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Glasgow to Holyhead Port bus services, operated by Arriva Cymru, arrive at Holyhead, Summer Hill station.

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Glasgow to Holyhead Port train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Holyhead station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Holyhead Port is 321 miles. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Glasgow to Holyhead Port.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport.

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