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There are 6 ways to get from Leicester to Holyhead by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Nuneaton to Holyhead

$124 - $193

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Bus  •  9h 42m

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

$30 - $54

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5h 55m

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

$101 - $178

Bus, train  •  6h 38m

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

$68 - $142

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Leicester to Holyhead 183 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY

$165 - $303

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Holyhead is to bus which costs £22 - £45 and takes 9h 42m.

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

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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 4h 8m.

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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 4h 8m and costs £95 - £150.

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

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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 4h 8m and costs £95 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £45 and takes 9h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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

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 - $150 and the journey takes 2h 48m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leicester to Holyhead 6 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 8h 25m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $150
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $27
First Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 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 Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
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
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 20 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
8h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express

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

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport.

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