There are 5 ways to get from Leicester to Holyhead 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Nuneaton to Holyhead

$130 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Leicester to Bangor, Gwynedd National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) X4 / ...

$25 - $33

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 - $214

Bus, train  •  6 h 40 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

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 $100 - $160 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Holyhead via Bangor, Gwynedd and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 10 h.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $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 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
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 - $29
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
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leicester and Holyhead is 246 km. The road distance is 293 km.

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Holyhead is to bus which costs £19 - £25 and takes 10 h.

The quickest way to get from Leicester to Holyhead is to drive which takes 3 h 16 min and costs £29 - £45.

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 4 min.

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

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