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There are 5 ways to get from Pwllheli to Holyhead by bus, train, taxi 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

Line 1 bus, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Porthmadog, Station to Caernarfon, Bus Station 1
  2. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Holyhead

$23 - $49

Cheapest option

Line 1 bus, bus, line 4 bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Porthmadog, Station to Caernarfon, Bus Station 1
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Bus Station to Llangefni, Ysgol y Bont 4A / ...
  3. Take the line 4 bus from Llangefni, Ysgol y Bont to Holyhead, Railway Station 4 / ...

$20 - $31

3 alternative options

Steam train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the Steam train from Porthmadog to Caernarfon

Taxi  •  1 h

  1. Take a taxi from Pwllheli to Holyhead 49 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from Pwllheli to Holyhead 49 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Pwllheli to Holyhead is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from Pwllheli to Holyhead is to taxi which costs £130 - £170 and takes 1 h.

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The distance between Pwllheli and Holyhead is 30 miles. The road distance is 49 miles.

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The best way to get from Pwllheli to Holyhead without a car is to line 1 bus and train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs £17 - £40.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Pwllheli to Holyhead, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Pwllheli to Holyhead is to Steam train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 1 bus and bus and line 4 bus, which costs £15 - £24 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pwllheli to Holyhead is 49 miles. It takes approximately 1 h to drive from Pwllheli to Holyhead.

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There are 346+ hotels available in Holyhead. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pwllheli to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 30.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Pwllheli, Wales and Holyhead, Wales?

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways operates a train from Pwllheli to Holyhead twice daily, and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pwllheli to Holyhead via Porthmadog, Porthmadog, Station, Caernarfon, Bus Station, Bangor, Bus Station, and Llangefni, Ysgol y Bont in around 6 h 3 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $29
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Phone
01766 516024
Email
enquiries@ffwhr.com
Website
festrail.co.uk
Train from Porthmadog to Caernarfon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Bus operators
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Porthmadog, Station to Caernarfon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Bus Station to Llangefni, Ysgol y Bont
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Llangefni, Ysgol y Bont to Holyhead, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Pwllheli to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h
Estimated price
$180 - $220

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