Holyhead to York by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    20:32
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 1m
  • Distance
    244 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    21
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 29m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Holyhead to York by train

Fast trains from Holyhead to York take around 4 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 244 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Holyhead and York.

1. Are there direct trains from Holyhead to York?

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

We usually find around 21 departures on the route from Holyhead to York 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 19 departures.

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

The Holyhead to York train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to York is usually scheduled to depart Holyhead around 04:25 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 20:35.

When to book Holyhead to York 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 York by train.

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Which train companies operate between Holyhead and York?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Merseyrail
  • 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.