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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 29 min

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

$181 - $278

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Bus  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express

$41 - $69

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  7 h 34 min

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

$143 - $230

Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 51 min

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

$132 - $211

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Southampton 303.8 miles

$65 - $95

Fly Anglesey to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$139 - $284

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU

$93 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Southampton is to bus which costs £30 - £55 and takes 12 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Southampton is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5 h 11 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 34 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 29 min and costs £130 - £220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Holyhead to Southampton, including transfers.

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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 29 min and costs £130 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 12 h 32 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 216.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to Southampton via London Euston, Euston station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 5 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Southampton via Bangor (Gwynedd), Bangor, Gwynedd, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 12 h 32 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 Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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 Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $26
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
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 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $18
First Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
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
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 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
Train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Bus operators
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

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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 Anglesey Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 782+ hotels available in Southampton. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Anglesey Airport is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs £40 - £50.

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