There are 7 ways to get from Holyhead to Plymouth by train, bus, car or plane

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Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth

$153 - $298

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Fly Anglesey to Cardiff, train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Anglesey (VLY) to Cardiff (CWL) VLY - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$115 - $296

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth

$178 - $297

Train, bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the bus from Newport, Market Square to Bristol, Bus Station 7Xp
  3. Take the bus from Cabot Circus to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station

$129 - $173

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Plymouth 361.4 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Manchester, fly to Exeter, train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$132 - $354

Train to Chester, fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Fly from Chester (CEG) to Bristol (BRS) CEG - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$181 - $384

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Plymouth via Crewe and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 42 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Plymouth is 205 miles. The road distance is 361.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 7 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to get from Holyhead to Plymouth, including transfers.

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Holyhead to Plymouth train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Holyhead station.

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The quickest flight from Anglesey Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Holyhead to Plymouth train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Plymouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Plymouth is 361 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to drive from Holyhead to Plymouth.

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Flybe offers flights from Anglesey Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 205.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to Plymouth via Crewe and Birmingham New Street in around 7 h 42 min.

Airlines
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 Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Chester to Bristol
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
Train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
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
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cabot Circus to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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