There are 9 ways to get from Holyhead to Southampton by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$182 - $280

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Bus  •  13 h 3 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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade

$35 - $48

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Southampton Central

$144 - $231

Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Wolverhampton
  2. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Southampton Central

$133 - $203

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Southampton 303.8 miles

$65 - $95

Train, bus to Manchester, fly to Southampton  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU

$89 - $273

Car ferry to Dublin, fly to Southampton  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Southampton (SOU) DUB - SOU

$101 - $329

Fly Anglesey to Cardiff, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Anglesey (VLY) to Cardiff (CWL) VLY - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central

$95 - $231

Train, train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Newton-le-Willows to Leeds
  3. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Southampton (SOU) LBA - SOU

$150 - $405

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Southampton is to bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 13 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Southampton is to drive which costs £45 - £75 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead station to Southampton station. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade via Bangor, Gwynedd and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Southampton Central via Newport (S Wales). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 36 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Southampton is 216 miles. The road distance is 303.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 5 h 34 min and costs £130 - £220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Holyhead to Southampton, including transfers.

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

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Holyhead to Southampton train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Holyhead station.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Southampton is to train which takes 5 h 34 min and costs £130 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £40 and takes 13 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 216.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to Southampton via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, and London Waterloo in around 5 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Southampton via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 13 h 3 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Anglesey to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Train from Holyhead to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
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
$55 - $80
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
Train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
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

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
easybus.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Holyhead to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Holyhead to Southampton train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Southampton is 304 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to drive from Holyhead to Southampton.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Southampton Airport.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Anglesey Airport is to bus which takes 19 min and costs £2 - £3.

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