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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Milton Keynes Central
  2. Take the bus from Central station to Cambridge, Parkside X5

$140 - $209

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Cambridge  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cambridge (CBG) MAN - CBG

$116 - $450

4 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 55 min

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

$159 - $288

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  8 h 12 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 Cambridge

$132 - $215

Drive  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Cambridge 259.7 miles

$55 - $85

Train, fly to London Heathrow  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$144 - $402

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Cambridge is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Cambridge is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Cambridge via Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Cambridge is 214 miles. The road distance is 259.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Cambridge without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 53 min and costs £100 - £160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Holyhead to Cambridge, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Cambridge is 260 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to drive from Holyhead to Cambridge.

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  • Distance: 214 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to Cambridge via Chester, London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London Kings Cross in around 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Chester to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
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
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
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 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
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
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central station to Cambridge, Parkside
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford

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