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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Crewe  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead

$115 - $211

Cheapest option

Bus via Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Orchard Street (Oldway Centre) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) X11
  2. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1
  3. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) T2
  4. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) X4 / ...

$45 - $51

4 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bridgend
  2. Take the train from Bridgend to Holyhead

$111 - $185

Bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) T2
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) X4 / ...

$58 - $61

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Holyhead 170.9 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY

$53 - $156

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The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Holyhead is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Holyhead is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Holyhead is 121 miles. The road distance is 170.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Swansea to Holyhead, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Holyhead station. However, there are services departing from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to Holyhead. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Holyhead via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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

You can take a train from Swansea to Holyhead via Crewe in around 6 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Holyhead via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), and Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) in around 8 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $180
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
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Train from Bridgend to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
First Anytime Day Single
$160 - $240
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $45
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Swansea, Orchard Street (Oldway Centre) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
First
Bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
First

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