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

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Train via Warrington  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

£128 - £220

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Bus, train  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place 060
  3. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Llandudno Junction
  4. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Holyhead

£62 - £102

4 alternative options

Train  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Motherwell to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

£99 - £166

Drive  •  5h 15m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Holyhead 320.4 miles

£50 - £80

Fly from Glasgow, train  •  7h 4m

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

£75 - £303

Fly from Edinburgh, train  •  7h 15m

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

£69 - £226

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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Holyhead is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Holyhead is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Holyhead via Warrington Bank Quay and Chester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 44m.

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The distance between Scotland and Holyhead is 243 miles. The road distance is 320.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Holyhead without a car is to train via Warrington which takes 5h 44m and costs £120 - £220.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m to get from Scotland to Holyhead, including transfers.

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Scotland to Holyhead train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Scotland to Holyhead is 320 miles. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Scotland to Holyhead.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 242.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 44m

What companies run services between Scotland and Holyhead, Wales?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Holyhead via Warrington Bank Quay and Chester in around 5h 44m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £280
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £220
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £650
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£95 - £150
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£60 - £90
Anytime Day Single
£95 - £150
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Train from Llandudno Junction to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £35
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£45 - £80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £80
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
£25 - £40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£25 - £40
First Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Train from Llandudno Junction to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £19
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £19
First Anytime Day Single
£19 - £29
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
First Anytime Day Single
£50 - £75
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£26 - £40
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £90
Bus operators
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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£28 - £40
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National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £13
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National Express
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £17
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National Express

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Aer Lingus, British Airways, Loganair and three other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 485+ hotels available in Holyhead. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Glasgow Airport is to bus which takes 8m and costs £2 - £3.

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