There are 6 ways to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Holyhead by plane, train, bus, car ferry 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

Fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Manchester (MAN) SNN - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$69 - $405

Cheapest option

Bus Eurobus, carferry  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Bunratty to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 300
  2. Take the carferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$56 - $76

4 alternative options

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Liverpool (LPL) SNN - LPL
  2. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead

$79 - $407

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Birmingham (BHX) SNN - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead

$115 - $392

Bus, carferry via Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Dublin X12
  2. Take the carferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$78 - $100

Drive, carferry  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin
  2. Take the carferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$69 - $88

Questions & Answers

The distance between Shannon Airport (SNN) and Holyhead is 295 km.

The best way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Holyhead without a car is to bus and carferry which takes 9 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Holyhead, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shannon Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Ryanair offers flights from Shannon Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 336+ hotels available in Holyhead. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 184.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Shannon Airport (SNN), Ireland and Holyhead, Wales?

There is no direct connection from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Holyhead. However, you can fly to Manchester, take the walk to Manchester Airport, take the train to Chester, then take the train to Holyhead. Alternatively, you can fly to Liverpool, take the walk to Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (Speke Hall Avenue), take the bus to Hunts Cross Station, take the walk to Hunts Cross, take the train to Liverpool Central, take the walk to Liverpool Central Loop Line, take the train to Chester, then take the train to Holyhead.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Shannon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
Flights from Shannon to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Shannon to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Birmingham International to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Bus operators
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Bunratty to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Bunratty to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$116
Passenger
$41

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