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There are 5 ways to get from Holyhead to Manchester by train, night train or car

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Train  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Manchester Oxford Road Holyhead - Manchester Piccadilly / ...

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Train via Chester  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester Holyhead - Birmingham International / ...
  2. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly Llandudno - Manchester Airport / ...

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Train via Chester #2  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester Holyhead - Birmingham International / ...
  2. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Victoria Chester - Leeds / ...

Night train  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the night train from Holyhead to Manchester Oxford Road Holyhead - Manchester Airport

Drive  •  2h 9m

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Manchester 124.9 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Manchester is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 2h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Holyhead to Manchester is to drive which takes 2h 9m and costs £30 - £50.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Holyhead and arriving at Manchester Oxford Road. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 43m.

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The distance between Holyhead and Manchester is 100 miles. The road distance is 124.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 2h 43m and costs £35 - £85.

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The train from Holyhead to Manchester Oxford Road takes 2h 43m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Holyhead to Manchester train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Holyhead station.

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Holyhead to Manchester train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Manchester Oxford Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Manchester is 125 miles. It takes approximately 2h 9m to drive from Holyhead to Manchester.

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  • Distance: 100 miles
  • Duration: 2h 43m

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

Transport for Wales operates a train from Holyhead to Manchester Oxford Road once daily. Tickets cost £35 - £85 and the journey takes 2h 43m.

Train operators
Transport for Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Holyhead to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £85
Website
https://tfw.wales/
Schedules at
https://tfw.wales/service-status/timetables
Anytime Standard
£35 - £55
Anytime 1st Class
£55 - £85
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £60
Website
https://tfw.wales/
Schedules at
https://tfw.wales/service-status/timetables
Anytime Standard
£27 - £40
Anytime 1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £25
Website
https://tfw.wales/
Schedules at
https://tfw.wales/service-status/timetables
Anytime Standard
£11 - £16
Anytime 1st Class
£17 - £25
Avanti West Coast
Phone
00 44 345 528 0253
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
https://www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk/
Anytime Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Single 1st Class
£70 - £100
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/
Standard
£5 - £7
Train from Chester to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/
Standard
£7 - £10

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