There are 4 ways to get from Holyhead to Dolgellau by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) T2

$29 - $46

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) T2

$23 - $25

2 alternative options

Train, line 35 bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog
  3. Take the line 35 bus from Blaenau Ffestiniog, Station (Blaenau Ffestiniog Station) to Dolgellau, Bont Fawr 35

$36 - $67

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Dolgellau 68.5 miles

$14 - $22

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead station to Dolgellau. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) via Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Dolgellau is 50 miles. The road distance is 68.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Dolgellau without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Holyhead to Dolgellau, including transfers.

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Holyhead to Dolgellau bus services, operated by Arriva Cymru, arrive at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station).

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Holyhead to Dolgellau bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Dolgellau is 68 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Holyhead to Dolgellau.

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There are 584+ hotels available in Dolgellau. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Dolgellau.
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  • Distance: 50.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

What companies run services between Holyhead, Wales and Dolgellau, Wales?

You can take a bus from Holyhead to Dolgellau via Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) in around 4 h 20 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
Train from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $29
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris)
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Blaenau Ffestiniog, Station (Blaenau Ffestiniog Station) to Dolgellau, Bont Fawr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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