There are 10 ways to get from Portsmouth to Holyhead by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$174 - $314

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Portsmouth, University to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham to Bangor, Gwynedd

$47 - $63

8 alternative options

Train via Newport (S Wales)  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead

$169 - $272

Drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Holyhead 319.4 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Cardiff, fly to Anglesey  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY

$115 - $255

Fly Southampton to Manchester, bus, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$98 - $271

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, bus, train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  4. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$136 - $388

Train to Bristol, fly to Chester, train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Chester (CEG) BRS - CEG
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$209 - $422

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester, bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  5. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$160 - $483

Fly Southampton to Leeds Bradford, train  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Newton-le-Willows
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$162 - $396

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Holyhead via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London Euston, and Chester in around 6 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Holyhead via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London Victoria Coach Station, Birmingham, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 14 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Chester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Train operators
South Western Railway
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
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
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
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Greater Anglia
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Newton-le-Willows
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Old Portsmouth, University to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Portsmouth to Holyhead?

The distance between Portsmouth and Holyhead is 369 km. The road distance is 511 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Holyhead?

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Holyhead is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 14 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Portsmouth to Holyhead?

The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Holyhead is to drive which takes 5 h 23 min and costs £45 - £75.

Is there a direct train between Portsmouth and Holyhead?

No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Holyhead via Newport (S Wales). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

Is there a direct bus between Portsmouth and Holyhead?

No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Old Portsmouth, University and arriving at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) via London Victoria Coach Station, Birmingham and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

How long does it take to get from Portsmouth to Holyhead?

It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Portsmouth to Holyhead, including transfers.