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

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Train  •  5h 30m

  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 Chester to Holyhead

$108 - $233

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Bus  •  9h 57m

  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

$36 - $64

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Bus, train  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Central Milton Keynes, The Point X5
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Holyhead

$135 - $222

Drive  •  4h 5m

  1. Drive from Oxford to Holyhead 237.6 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Cardiff, fly to Anglesey  •  5h 26m

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

$126 - $265

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester
  4. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$135 - $322

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Holyhead is to bus which costs £27 - £50 and takes 9h 57m.

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

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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, Crewe and Chester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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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 5h 30m and costs £80 - £180.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Oxford to Holyhead, including transfers.

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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 5h 30m and costs £80 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £50 and takes 9h 57m.

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

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Oxford to Holyhead train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Holyhead station.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 179 miles
  • Duration: 5h 30m

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Holyhead via Birmingham New Street, Crewe, and Chester in around 5h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Holyhead via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor (Gwynedd) in around 9h 57m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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
1h 9m
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
48m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
Train from Oxford to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
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
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
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
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Didcot Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Central Milton Keynes, The Point
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Holyhead is 238 miles. It takes approximately 4h 5m to drive from Oxford to Holyhead.

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport.

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