There are 5 ways to get from Holyhead to York by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Newton-le-Willows to York

$74 - $144

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Bus  •  9 h 51 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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
  3. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street 060 / ...

$32 - $59

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to York

$77 - $137

Train via Llandudno Junction  •  5 h 45 min

  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  •  3 h 12 min

  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 bus which costs £24 - £45 and takes 9 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to York is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead station to York. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at York, Rougier Street (Central Interchange) via Bangor, Gwynedd, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 51 min.

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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 Newton-le-Willows. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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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 5 h 22 min and costs £55 - £110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Holyhead to York, including transfers.

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

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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 5 h 22 min and costs £55 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £45 and takes 9 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to York.
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  • Distance: 153 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to York via Chester and Newton-le-Willows in around 5 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to York via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) in around 9 h 51 min.

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
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
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Llandudno Junction to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
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
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newton-le-Willows to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Manchester Airport to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
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
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
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Liverpool ONE Bus Station to Leeds City Centre, York Street (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Holyhead to York bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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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 3 h 12 min to drive from Holyhead to York.

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