Cardiff to Holyhead by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 25m
  • Distance
    228 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 57m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Holyhead by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Holyhead take around 4 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 228 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Holyhead.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Holyhead?

Direct trains from Cardiff to Holyhead have been found.

We usually find around 11 direct trains on the route from Cardiff to Holyhead every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 17 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Holyhead?

The Cardiff to Holyhead train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cardiff to Holyhead train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Holyhead is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 07:21 and the last train is around 19:34. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 05:20, and the last at 18:35.

When to book Cardiff to Holyhead train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cardiff to Holyhead by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Holyhead?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Holyhead, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Transport For Wales

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.