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

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Recommended option

Train via Crewe  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead

$107 - $228

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd National Express

$31 - $43

3 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 50 min

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

$111 - $228

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Holyhead 237.6 miles

$50 - $75

Train, fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Didcot Parkway to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY

$89 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Holyhead is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 11 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Holyhead is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford station to Holyhead station. However, there are services departing from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green 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 11 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Holyhead via Birmingham New Street and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Holyhead is 179 miles. The road distance is 237.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Holyhead without a car is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs £80 - £180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Oxford to Holyhead, including transfers.

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Oxford to Holyhead bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green.

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Oxford to Holyhead train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Holyhead is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs £80 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 11 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 179 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Holyhead via Birmingham New Street and Crewe in around 5 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Holyhead via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 11 h 8 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
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
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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
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
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Didcot Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $90
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 Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com

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