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

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Line 12 bus, bus, train  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 12 bus from Pwllheli, Bus Station to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) 12
  2. Take the bus from Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) 5C / ...
  3. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Holyhead

$21 - $42

Cheapest option

Line 12 bus, bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 12 bus from Pwllheli, Bus Station to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) 12
  2. Take the bus from Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) 5C / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, West End to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) 4X

$15 - $20

3 alternative options

Line 3 bus, bus, train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Pwllheli, Bus Station (Pwllheli Bus Station) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) 3 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) to Bangor, Ysgol Gynradd T2 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Holyhead

$25 - $45

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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No, there is no direct bus from Pwllheli station to Holyhead station. However, there are services departing from Pwllheli, Bus Station and arriving at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) via Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) and Bangor, West End. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

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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 12 bus and bus and train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs £16 - £35.

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Pwllheli to Holyhead, including transfers.

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Pwllheli to Holyhead bus services, operated by Clynnog & Trefor/Berwyn, arrive at Pwllheli, Bus Station.

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Pwllheli to Holyhead bus services, operated by Arriva Cymru, arrive at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station).

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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 340+ 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: 2 h 21 min

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

You can take a bus from Pwllheli to Holyhead via Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station), Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station), and Bangor, West End in around 3 h 8 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
$16 - $24
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $29
Bus operators
Clynnog & Trefor/Berwyn
Bus from Pwllheli, Bus Station to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, West End to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Pwllheli, Bus Station (Pwllheli Bus Station) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) to Bangor, Ysgol Gynradd
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) to Bangor, Ysgol Gynradd
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Clynnog & Trefor Motor C
Phone
+44(0)1286 660208
Email
info@clynnogandtrefor.com
Website
clynnogandtrefor.com
Bus from Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
clynnogandtrefor.com
Gwynfor Coaches
Phone
01248 722 694
Email
mail@gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Website
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Pwllheli to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h
Estimated price
$180 - $220

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