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

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 via Chester  •  4 h 2 min

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

$68 - $151

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
  3. Take the night bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Blackpool

$23 - $33

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Newton-le-Willows
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Blackpool North

$56 - $106

Train #2  •  4 h 40 min

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

$59 - $127

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Blackpool 155.1 miles

$30 - $50

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 2 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 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Newton-le-Willows
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
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 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Preston
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
Train from Wigan North Western to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Blackpool
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Holyhead and Blackpool is 119 km. The road distance is 248 km.

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Blackpool is to bus and night bus which costs £17 - £25 and takes 8 h 3 min.

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

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 2 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Blackpool via Bangor, Gwynedd and LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 3 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Holyhead to Blackpool, including transfers.