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There are 8 ways to get from Holyhead to Glasgow by train, car, plane or bus

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6h 9m

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

$161 - $291

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Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station

$100 - $296

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Train TransPennine Express  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Glasgow Central

$135 - $204

Drive  •  5h 15m

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Glasgow 320 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA

$104 - $390

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA

$117 - $338

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA

$151 - $319

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Derby
  3. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA

$113 - $317

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Glasgow is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Glasgow is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Glasgow Central via Chester and Warrington Bank Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between Holyhead and Glasgow is 178 miles. The road distance is 320 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs £120 - £230.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from Holyhead to Glasgow, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Holyhead to Glasgow train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Glasgow is 320 miles. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Holyhead to Glasgow.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 178.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between Holyhead, Wales and Glasgow, Scotland?

You can take a train from Holyhead to Glasgow via Chester and Warrington Bank Quay in around 6h 9m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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
1h 53m
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 Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Derby
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink

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