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Manchester to Holyhead by train
Fastest journey2hr 39m
Trains per day29
Avg. journey time3hr 6m
Travelling from Manchester to Holyhead by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Holyhead take around 2 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 160 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Holyhead.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Holyhead?
Journeys between Manchester and Holyhead usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.
We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Manchester to Holyhead every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 38 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Holyhead?
The Manchester to Holyhead train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Holyhead train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Holyhead is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:04 and the last train is around 23:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:11, and the last at 23:41.
What's the Manchester to Holyhead train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Holyhead are $18.83.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $51 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $25. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Holyhead by train.
Which train companies operate between Manchester and Holyhead?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Holyhead, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- Northern Rail
- Transport For Wales
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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