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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4h 32m

  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 - $213

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Train, bus  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the bus from Llandudno Junction to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Banbury

$40 - $74

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5h 48m

  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 - $180

Train Arriva Trains Wales #2  •  5h 54m

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

$92 - $160

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Banbury 212.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train  •  5h 19m

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

$169 - $334

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Banbury is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Banbury is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 40m.

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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 4h 32m.

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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 4h 32m and costs £75 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m 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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The quickest flight from Anglesey Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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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 3h 40m to drive from Holyhead to Banbury.

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  • Distance: 163.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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 4h 32m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Anglesey to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
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
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
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
3h 6m
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
57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $27
First Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
57m
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
1h 6m
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 Birmingham New Street to Banbury
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Train from Reading to Banbury
Ave. Duration
41m
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
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 Llandudno Junction to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Banbury
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express

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Flybe offers flights from Anglesey Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 264+ hotels available in Banbury. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Anglesey Airport is to taxi which takes 20m and costs £40 - £50.

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