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Edinburgh to Holyhead by train
Fastest journey5hr 5m
Trains per day16
Avg. journey time6hr 52m
Travelling from Edinburgh to Holyhead by train
Fast trains from Edinburgh to Holyhead take around 5 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 309 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Holyhead.
1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Holyhead?
Journeys between Edinburgh and Holyhead usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Holyhead every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 15 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Holyhead?
The Edinburgh to Holyhead train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Edinburgh to Holyhead train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Holyhead is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:14 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:55, and the last at 00:30.
When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Holyhead by train.
Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Holyhead?
More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Holyhead, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- London North Eastern Railway
- Northern Rail
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
- 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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