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Holyhead to Cardiff by train

The journey from Holyhead to Cardiff by train is 140.4 mi and takes 5 hr 28 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:50 AM and the last at 5:29 PM. It is possible to travel from Holyhead to Cardiff by train for as little as $123.29 or as much as $123.29. The best price for this journey is $123.29.

Lowest Price$123.29
Journey Duration5 hr 28 min
Connection per Day8
Lowest Price$123.29
Highest Price$123.29
First Departure7:50 AM
Last Departure5:29 PM
Distance140.4 mi
DepartureHolyhead
ArrivalCardiff
CarriersCrossCountry, West Midlands Railway

Holyhead to Cardiff Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Holyhead to Cardiff?

The prices for train tickets from Holyhead to Cardiff vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Holyhead to Cardiff will cost $123.29. The average train ticket price is approximately $123.29. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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When you're traveling from Holyhead to Cardiff, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $123.29. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How much time will it take to go from Holyhead to Cardiff by train?

Traveling from Holyhead to Cardiff by train will usually take 5 hr 28 min. This journey covers a distance of 140.4 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 5 hr 28 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey from Holyhead to Cardiff covers a distance of 140.4 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 5 hr 28 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 5 hr 5 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Holyhead to Cardiff faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

At what time of the day can I travel from Holyhead to Cardiff?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Holyhead to Cardiff, which usually leaves at 7:50 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 5:29 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first departure of the night from Holyhead to Cardiff leaves at 7:50 AM, while the last journey sets out at 5:29 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Holyhead and Cardiff. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use to travel from Holyhead to Cardiff?

You will be able to leave Holyhead by using stations such as . These connect you to stations including in Cardiff. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Holyhead or in Cardiff, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Holyhead leave for Cardiff?

On average, there are 8 daily departures from Holyhead to Cardiff. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 2 departures from Holyhead which travel directly to Cardiff. There are 6 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Holyhead to Cardiff. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Holyhead to Cardiff, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Holyhead to Cardiff.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Cardiff by train

When travelling to Cardiff by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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West Midlands Railway is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the West Midlands region of England.The West Midlands Trains consortium, composed of Abellio, JR East, and Mitsui, won the franchise for the region, leading to the establishment of the service in 2017. The West Midlands Railway offers a variety of services, including longer distance services to cities like London and Liverpool as well as local and regional trains.

Services on board West Midlands Railway and Transport for Wales from Holyhead to Cardiff
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Holyhead to Cardiff CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
15.82kg
Bus
16.95kg
Flight
45.19kg
Car
36.15kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Holyhead to Cardiff by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Holyhead and Cardiff are 15.82kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Holyhead and Cardiff? By taking the train between Holyhead and Cardiff you will save 29.37kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.13kg compared to a bus and 20.33kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Holyhead to Cardiff?
A train ticket from Holyhead to Cardiff is $123.29. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $123.29.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Holyhead to Cardiff?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Holyhead to Cardiff is $123.29. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Holyhead and Cardiff by train?
Holyhead to Cardiff is 140.4 mi.
How long does the train between Holyhead and Cardiff take?
Holyhead to Cardiff is on average 5 hr 28 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 5 min.
Which companies operate from Holyhead to Cardiff?
The train journey from Holyhead to Cardiff is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: CrossCountry, West Midlands Railway and Transport for Wales.
How many train connections per day go from Holyhead to Cardiff?
Holyhead to Cardiff has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Holyhead to Cardiff leave?
The earliest train from Holyhead to Cardiff departs at 7:50 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Holyhead to Cardiff depart?
The latest train from Holyhead to Cardiff departs at 5:29 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Holyhead to Cardiff in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $123.29 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Holyhead to Cardiff?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Holyhead to go to Cardiff. You can go from Holyhead Seaport and you can arrive at Cardiff (Cathays), Heath Low Level, Cardiff Central and Cardiff Kingsway Stop GC.
How many direct connections depart from Holyhead to Cardiff?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Holyhead to go to Cardiff.
What's the fastest journey time between Holyhead to Cardiff by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Holyhead and Cardiff is 5 hr 5 min.
Is there a direct train from Holyhead to Cardiff?
Yes, there is a direct train between Holyhead and Cardiff.
What are the CO2 emissions for Holyhead to Cardiff by train?
The train journey from Holyhead to Cardiff creates 15.82kg of CO2 emissions.

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