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There are 7 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  •  5h 46m

  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, car ferry  •  9h 24m

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

$57 - $76

5 alternative options

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 35m

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

$116 - $398

Bus, car ferry via Glentworth, William Street  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 300
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$60 - $79

Bus Citylink, car ferry  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin Airport 712-X
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$68 - $95

Bus, car ferry #2  •  10h 33m

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

$79 - $100

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 42m

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

$69 - $87

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Holyhead is to bus and car ferry which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 9h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Holyhead is to drive and car ferry which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 5h 42m.

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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 car ferry which takes 9h 10m and costs 50€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m 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 1h 15m.

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Ryanair offers flights from Shannon Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 354+ hotels available in Holyhead. Prices start at $71 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: 5h 46m

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 Birmingham, take the walk to Birmingham International, take the train to Crewe, take the train to Chester, then take the train to Holyhead.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Shannon to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Shannon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
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
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
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
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Bunratty to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Bunratty to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Bus Eireann
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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