There are 4 ways to get from Holyhead to Banbury by train or car

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 34 min

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

$98 - $218

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Train Arriva Trains Wales #2  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham Snow Hill to Banbury

$92 - $155

2 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Banbury

$102 - $175

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Banbury 212.9 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Banbury. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Banbury via Crewe and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Banbury is 163 miles. The road distance is 212.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Banbury without a car is to train which takes 4 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Holyhead to Banbury, including transfers.

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Holyhead to Banbury train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Holyhead station.

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Holyhead to Banbury train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Banbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Banbury is 213 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Holyhead to Banbury.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Banbury.
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  • Distance: 163.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to Banbury via Crewe and Birmingham New Street in around 4 h 34 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 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 Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $40
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 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 Holyhead to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Banbury
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Snow Hill to Banbury
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40

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