There are 5 ways to get from Holyhead to Leeds by train, bus or car

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  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Newton-le-Willows to Leeds

$68 - $132

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 58 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 Leeds 060

$25 - $35

3 alternative options

Train via Colwyn Bay  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Colwyn Bay
  2. Take the train from Colwyn Bay to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds

$66 - $121

Train, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Navigation Road
  3. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly/Portland St (Statue) to Leeds City Centre, Corn Exchange (Corn Exchange Bus Point) Zap

$64 - $118

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Leeds 162.8 miles

$35 - $55

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to Leeds via Chester and Newton-le-Willows in around 4 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Leeds via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, and LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station in around 8 h 58 min.

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 Colwyn Bay
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Colwyn Bay to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
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 Holyhead to Colwyn Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newton-le-Willows to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Bus operators
Burnley & Pendle
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly/Portland St (Statue) to Leeds City Centre, Corn Exchange (Corn Exchange Bus Point)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
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 Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Holyhead and Leeds is 211 km. The road distance is 260 km.

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Leeds is to bus which costs £19 - £27 and takes 8 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Leeds is to drive which takes 2 h 44 min and costs £26 - £40.

No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Leeds. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Leeds via Chester and Newton-le-Willows. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead to Leeds. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Leeds via Bangor, Gwynedd and LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 58 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Holyhead to Leeds, including transfers.