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There are 5 ways to get from Holyhead to Blackpool by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train via Warrington Bank Quay  •  4 h 13 min

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

$66 - $149

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express
  2. Take the night bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Blackpool National Express

$29 - $54

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North

$57 - $119

Train #2  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Newton-le-Willows
  2. Take the train from St Helens Central to Blackpool North

$60 - $90

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Blackpool 155.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Blackpool is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Blackpool is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Blackpool North via Chester, Warrington Bank Quay and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Blackpool is 74 miles. The road distance is 155.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Blackpool without a car is to train which takes 4 h 13 min and costs £50 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Holyhead to Blackpool, including transfers.

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Holyhead to Blackpool train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Holyhead station.

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Holyhead to Blackpool train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Blackpool is 155 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Holyhead to Blackpool.

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  • Distance: 74.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to Blackpool via Chester, Warrington Bank Quay, and Preston in around 4 h 13 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Newton-le-Willows
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Preston
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from St Helens Central to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Bangor, Gwynedd to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Blackpool
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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