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

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Train via Newport (S Wales)  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead

$109 - $185

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Bus via Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, St Mary's Church 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 - $49

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Train  •  7 h 6 min

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

$111 - $174

Bus  •  8 h 31 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 - $60

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

$52 - $154

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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 31 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 Newport (S Wales). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 44 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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The best way to get from Swansea to Holyhead without a car is to train which takes 6 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Swansea to Holyhead, including transfers.

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Swansea to Holyhead bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station).

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

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The best way to get from Swansea to Holyhead is to train which takes 6 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 31 min.

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

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Swansea to Holyhead bus services, operated by Arriva Cymru, arrive at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station).

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Holyhead.
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  • Distance: 120.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Swansea to Holyhead via Newport (S Wales) in around 6 h 44 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 31 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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
5 h 34 min
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
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $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
$24
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 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Swansea, St Mary's Church to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
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 - $7
Website
First

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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 3 h 50 min to drive from Swansea to Holyhead.

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport.

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