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There are 4 ways to get from Swansea to Holyhead by train, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead

$109 - $184

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Train, fly  •  3h 53m

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

$94 - $209

2 alternative options

Train via Bridgend  •  7h 5m

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

$111 - $174

Drive  •  3h 50m

  1. Drive from Swansea to Holyhead 170.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Holyhead is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Holyhead is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 50m.

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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 Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 42m.

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

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The best way to get from Swansea to Holyhead without a car is to train which takes 6h 42m and costs £80 - £150.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Swansea to Holyhead, including transfers.

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Swansea to Holyhead train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Swansea station.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to Holyhead is 171 miles. It takes approximately 3h 50m to drive from Swansea to Holyhead.

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  • Distance: 120.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 42m

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

You can take a train from Swansea to Holyhead via Cardiff Central in around 6h 42m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Train from Bridgend to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
First Anytime Day Single
$160 - $240

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport.

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