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Holyhead to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    16:52
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 23m
  • Distance
    228 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    14
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 49m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Holyhead to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Holyhead to Cardiff take around 4 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 228 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Holyhead and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Holyhead to Cardiff?

Direct trains from Holyhead to Cardiff have been found.

We usually find around 16 direct trains on the route from Holyhead to Cardiff every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 12 departures.

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

The Holyhead to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Holyhead around 04:25 and the last train is around 16:51. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Holyhead around 04:25, and the last at 16:52.

When to book Holyhead to Cardiff 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 Holyhead to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Holyhead and Cardiff?

More than one train company operates on the route from Holyhead to Cardiff, 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.