There are 6 ways to get from Gloucester 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead

$99 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) X4 / ...

$29 - $42

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Hereford to Holyhead

$78 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Gloucester to Holyhead 212.3 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Cardiff, fly to Anglesey  •  4 h 27 min

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

$57 - $171

Train to Bristol, fly to Chester, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Chester (CEG) BRS - CEG
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$165 - $358

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gloucester to Holyhead is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 10 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gloucester to Holyhead is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between Gloucester and Holyhead is 142 miles. The road distance is 212.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Gloucester to Holyhead, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gloucester to Holyhead station. However, there are services departing from Gloucester and arriving at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Gloucester to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Gloucester and arriving at Holyhead via Birmingham New Street and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

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

You can take a train from Gloucester to Holyhead via Birmingham New Street and Crewe in around 5 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gloucester to Holyhead via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 10 h 28 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Chester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
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 Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
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 19 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
Train from Hereford to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
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
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gloucester to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
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 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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