There are 7 ways to get from Holyhead to Dover 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  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$187 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 19 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 Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) 007

$43 - $60

5 alternative options

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Dover Priory

$169 - $258

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Dover 360.9 miles

$75 - $120

Train, bus to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  4. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$151 - $404

Fly Anglesey to Cardiff, train  •  7 h 29 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 St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$147 - $310

Train, bus to Manchester, fly to Southend  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  4. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  5. Take the train from Stratford International to Dover Priory

$157 - $455

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Dover is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 15 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Dover is to train which costs £140 - £230 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Dover is 295 miles. The road distance is 360.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Holyhead to Dover, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead station to Dover. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) via Bangor, Gwynedd, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Dover. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Dover Priory via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to Dover via London Euston and St Pancras International in around 5 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Dover via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, London Victoria Coach Station, and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 15 h 19 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
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
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
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
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
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from London Victoria to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Stratford International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
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
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
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
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Greater Anglia
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 20 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 Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
easybus.com

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