How to get from Holyhead to Glasgow

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Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 1 min

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

$172 - $293

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 8 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 LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Manchester 060
  4. Take the bus from Manchester to Glasgow

$41 - $57

6 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  6 h 55 min

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

$141 - $206

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Glasgow 320 miles

$65 - $100

Train, bus to Manchester, fly to Glasgow  •  5 h 26 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 Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA

$101 - $373

Train, bus to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  6 h 11 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 Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station

$97 - $279

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  6 h 50 min

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

$117 - $334

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow  •  7 h 22 min

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

$103 - $319

Questions & Answers

The distance between Holyhead and Glasgow is 285 km. The road distance is 512 km.

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Glasgow is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Glasgow is to drive which takes 5 h 15 min and costs £50 - £75.

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 6 h 1 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Glasgow via Bangor, Gwynedd, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station and Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 8 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Holyhead to Glasgow, including transfers.

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 6 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Glasgow via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station, and Manchester in around 13 h 8 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
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
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
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 23 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 LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
easyBus
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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