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

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  •  4 h 59 min

$79 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. X4 / ...
  2. 060

$32 - $45

3 alternative options

Train via Rhyl  •  5 h 25 min

$80 - $141

Train, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Zap
  2. 840 / ...

$72 - $130

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. 190.3 miles

$40 - $60

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 4 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to York via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station, Leeds, and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) in around 10 h 5 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 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Train from Holyhead to Rhyl
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Rhyl to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
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 Rhyl
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
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
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Bus operators
Burnley & Pendle
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly/Portland St (Statue) to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Yorkshire Coastliner
Phone
01653 692 556
Email
hello@coastliner.co.uk
Website
yorkbus.co.uk
Bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) to York, Micklegate (Central Interchange)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
yorkbus.co.uk
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 LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Holyhead and York is 245 km. The road distance is 305 km.

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to York is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 10 h 5 min.

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

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 4 h 59 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead 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, Liverpool One Bus Station and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Holyhead to York, including transfers.