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Cambridge to Holyhead by train

  • First train
    05:55
  • Last train
    23:54
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 59m
  • Distance
    344 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    21
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 59m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cambridge to Holyhead by train

Fast trains from Cambridge to Holyhead take around 4 hours and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 344 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Holyhead.

1. Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Holyhead?

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Cambridge to Holyhead every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 30 departures.

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

The Cambridge to Holyhead train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Holyhead is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 05:55 and the last train is around 23:54. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Cambridge 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 Cambridge to Holyhead by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cambridge and Holyhead?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • Great Northern
  • London Midland
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Thameslink
  • Transport For Wales
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Holyhead to Cambridge by train

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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.