There are 9 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$156 - $278

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Bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station 777
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) X4 / ...

$45 - $72

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Train via Birmingham New Street  •  7 h 53 min

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

$140 - $270

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead 285 miles

$60 - $90

Fly London Stansted to Dublin, carferry  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dublin (DUB) STN - DUB
  2. Take the carferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$67 - $196

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester
  4. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$169 - $434

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Anglesey  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY

$136 - $279

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester
  5. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$158 - $476

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, train  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$113 - $396

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) station to Holyhead station. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport, Coach Station and arriving at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Holyhead via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Holyhead is 229 miles. The road distance is 285 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport, Coach Station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead bus services, operated by Arriva Cymru, arrive at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station).

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 228.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Holyhead, Wales?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London Euston, and Chester in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead via Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 13 h 10 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$38
Business
$36
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$25
First
$40
Business
$38
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
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 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
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 Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Bus operators
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 Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$115
Passenger
$41

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Holyhead station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead is 285 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Holyhead.

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Ryanair offers flights from London Stansted Airport to Dublin Airport.

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