There are 4 ways to get from Holyhead to Porthmadog by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Porthmadog, Australia (Y Gestiana) T2 / ...

$22 - $40

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Bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Porthmadog, Australia (Y Gestiana) T2 / ...

$16 - $18

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Holyhead to Porthmadog 48.1 miles

$170 - $220

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Porthmadog 48.1 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead station to Porthmadog. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Porthmadog, Australia (Y Gestiana) via Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Porthmadog is 34 miles. The road distance is 48.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Porthmadog without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Holyhead to Porthmadog, including transfers.

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Holyhead to Porthmadog bus services, operated by Arriva Cymru, arrive at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station).

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Holyhead to Porthmadog bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Porthmadog, Australia (Y Gestiana) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Porthmadog is 48 miles. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Holyhead to Porthmadog.

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There are 774+ hotels available in Porthmadog. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Porthmadog.
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  • Distance: 33.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

What companies run services between Holyhead, Wales and Porthmadog, Wales?

You can take a bus from Holyhead to Porthmadog via Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) in around 3 h 27 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $29
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Porthmadog, Australia (Y Gestiana)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Gwynfor Coaches
Phone
01248 722 694
Email
mail@gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Website
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Porthmadog, Australia (Y Gestiana)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Holyhead to Porthmadog
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Dazzlers Minibus & Taxi Of Holyhead
Phone
+44 1407 760230
Website
dazzlerstaxiandminibus.co.uk
Cybi Cabs
Phone
+44 1407 761010

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