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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  7 h 6 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

$157 - $291

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Fly Southampton to Manchester, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead

$99 - $278

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Train via Newport (S Wales)  •  8 h 40 min

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

$154 - $253

Bus, train  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from City Centre, City Shops South to Southampton City Centre, WestQuay X4
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Wolverhampton
  3. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Holyhead

$136 - $268

Drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Holyhead 319.4 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Cardiff, fly to Anglesey  •  6 h 3 min

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

$150 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Holyhead is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Holyhead is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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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 40 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Holyhead is 231 miles. The road distance is 319.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Holyhead without a car is to train which takes 7 h 6 min and costs £120 - £230.

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Portsmouth to Holyhead, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Holyhead train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to Holyhead is 319 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to drive from Portsmouth to Holyhead.

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  • Distance: 230.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Holyhead via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London Euston, and Chester in around 7 h 6 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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
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
Every 2 hours
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Wolverhampton to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $150
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
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
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Train from Wolverhampton to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
4 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
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
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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