There are 6 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Holyhead by bus, train 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

Bus, train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. 5

$46 - $96

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. 5
  2. X4 / ...

$30 - $51

4 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 37 min

$48 - $112

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  3 h 41 min

$56 - $116

Train Arriva Trains Wales #2  •  4 h 27 min

$49 - $105

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. 113.2 miles

$24 - $35

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Holyhead, Wales?

You can take a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Holyhead via Crewe in around 3 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Holyhead via Chester, Railway Station, Chester, Flint, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 5 h 58 min.

Train operators
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
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
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
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
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Crewe
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Altrincham to Chester
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
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 Manchester Airport (MAN) and Holyhead is 157 km. The road distance is 181 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Holyhead is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Holyhead is to drive which takes 1 h 53 min and costs £18 - £27.

No, there is no direct train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Holyhead via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Holyhead, including transfers.