There are 10 ways to get from Holyhead to Cambridge 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  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$190 - $290

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 9 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 Birmingham
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham to Cambridge

$36 - $48

8 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge

$143 - $217

Train, bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Stockport
  3. Take the train from Stockport to Ely
  4. Take the bus from Ely Railway Station to Drummer St Bus Station 12

$97 - $238

Drive  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Cambridge 259.7 miles

$55 - $85

Train, bus to Manchester, fly to Cambridge  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cambridge (CBG) MAN - CBG

$117 - $441

Train, bus to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$143 - $391

Fly Anglesey to Cardiff, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Anglesey (VLY) to Cardiff (CWL) VLY - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$141 - $300

Train, bus to Manchester, fly to Southend  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  4. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$154 - $455

Train, bus to Manchester, fly to Norwich  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Norwich (NWI) MAN - NWI
  4. Take the train from Norwich to Cambridge

$158 - $345

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to Cambridge via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London Kings Cross in around 4 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Cambridge via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, and Birmingham in around 12 h 9 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Anglesey to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $260
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Ely
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Single
$110 - $160
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ely Railway Station to Drummer St Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 24 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 Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
easyBus
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Holyhead to Cambridge?

The distance between Holyhead and Cambridge is 342 km. The road distance is 416 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Cambridge?

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Cambridge is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 12 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Holyhead to Cambridge?

The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Cambridge is to drive which takes 4 h 27 min and costs £40 - £60.

Is there a direct train between Holyhead and Cambridge?

No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Cambridge via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 38 min.

Is there a direct bus between Holyhead and Cambridge?

No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Cambridge via Bangor, Gwynedd and Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 9 min.

How long does it take to get from Holyhead to Cambridge?

It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Holyhead to Cambridge, including transfers.