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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Nuneaton to Holyhead

$124 - $203

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Bus  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Bangor, Gwynedd National Express

$24 - $32

3 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead

$101 - $213

Bus, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  2. Take the train from Derby to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead

$57 - $141

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Holyhead 183 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Holyhead is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 10 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Holyhead is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Holyhead station. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Holyhead via Nuneaton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Holyhead is 154 miles. The road distance is 183 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Holyhead without a car is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs £95 - £160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Leicester to Holyhead, including transfers.

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Leicester to Holyhead bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Holyhead train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Nuneaton station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Holyhead is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs £95 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £25 and takes 10 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 153.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Leicester to Holyhead once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $160 and the journey takes 2 h 48 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leicester to Holyhead once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $160
Train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 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 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Leicester to Holyhead bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bangor, Gwynedd station.

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Leicester to Holyhead train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Holyhead station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Holyhead is 183 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from Leicester to Holyhead.

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