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

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Train  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Oxford Road
  3. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to York

$77 - $143

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Bus  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express

$38 - $66

2 alternative options

Train via Llandudno Junction  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to York

$75 - $132

Drive  •  3h 12m

  1. Drive from Holyhead to York 190.3 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to York is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to York is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to York. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at York via Chester and Manchester Oxford Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 13m.

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The distance between Holyhead and York is 153 miles. The road distance is 190.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to York without a car is to train which takes 5h 13m and costs £55 - £110.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from Holyhead to York, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Holyhead to York is to train which takes 5h 13m and costs £55 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £55 and takes 9h 22m.

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Holyhead to York train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at York station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to York is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3h 12m to drive from Holyhead to York.

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  • Distance: 153 miles
  • Duration: 5h 13m

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to York via Chester and Manchester Oxford Road in around 5h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to York via Bangor (Gwynedd), Bangor, Gwynedd, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn in around 9h 22m.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
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
Train from Chester to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Llandudno Junction to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to York
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to York
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express

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