Holyhead to Glasgow by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    21:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 12m
  • Distance
    285 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 51m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Holyhead to Glasgow by train

Fast trains from Holyhead to Glasgow take around 5 hours and 12 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 285 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Holyhead and Glasgow.

1. Are there direct trains from Holyhead to Glasgow?

Journeys between Holyhead and Glasgow usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Holyhead to Glasgow 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 12 departures.

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

The Holyhead to Glasgow train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 12 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Glasgow is usually scheduled to depart Holyhead around 04:48 and the last train is around 20:32. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Holyhead around 04:25, and the last at 21:40.

When to book Holyhead to Glasgow 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 Glasgow by train.

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Which train companies operate between Holyhead and Glasgow?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • 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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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.