Manchester to Holyhead by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    23:41
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 45m

Travelling from Manchester to Holyhead by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Holyhead take around 2 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 160 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Holyhead.

Are there direct trains from Manchester to Holyhead?

Journeys between Manchester and Holyhead usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Manchester 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 42 departures.

How long is the train journey from Manchester to Holyhead?

The Manchester to Holyhead train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Manchester to Holyhead train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Holyhead is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 23:38. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:11, and the last at 23:41.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Holyhead by train.

Which train companies operate between Manchester and Holyhead?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • Northern
  • Virgin Trains

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

Find journey information for Holyhead to Manchester

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

Other journeys to Holyhead View all journeys to Holyhead

Search accommodation in Holyhead

Airbnb
Country guide

Trains to the UK

Read our country guide

Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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.

Log in / Register

  1. We'd love to send you (occasional) emails with travel tips, sales and special offers. You can change your preferences at any time.
  1. By registering you agree with our privacy policy.