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

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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 37 min

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

$186 - $290

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 4 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
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham to Southampton

$36 - $48

7 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  7 h 33 min

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

$146 - $244

Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 37 min

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

$140 - $215

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 11 min

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

$89 - $274

Fly Anglesey to Cardiff, train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$95 - $231

Train to Chester, fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 56 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 Southampton Central

$162 - $336

Train, train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton  •  7 h 46 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 - $407

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 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Southampton via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, and Birmingham in around 13 h 4 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 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 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Chester to Bristol
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
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 - $250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $250
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
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
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
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
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 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
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
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 24 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 Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
easyBus
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Holyhead and Southampton is 346 km. The road distance is 486 km.

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Southampton is to bus which costs £27 - £40 and takes 13 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Southampton is to train and bus and fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs £65 - £210.

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 33 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Southampton via Bangor, Gwynedd and Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 4 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Holyhead to Southampton, including transfers.