Holyhead to Belfast by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 39m
  • Distance
    169 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 56m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Holyhead to Belfast by train

Fast trains from Holyhead to Belfast take around 5 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 169 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Holyhead and Belfast.

1. Are there direct trains from Holyhead to Belfast?

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

We usually find around 11 departures on the route from Holyhead to Belfast 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 9 departures.

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

The Holyhead to Belfast train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Belfast is usually scheduled to depart Holyhead around 08:55 and the last train is around 17:15. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Holyhead to Belfast 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 Belfast by train.

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Which train companies operate between Holyhead and Belfast?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Cie
  • Transport For Wales
  • UK Rail Connections

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.

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