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Getting from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd) by train

Two scenic coastal towns in North Wales, Bangor and Holyhead, are separated by about 30 miles of beautiful landscape. The journey offers stunning views of the Menai Strait and the rugged beauty of the Anglesey coastline.

Whether you're commuting for work or planning a seaside adventure, travelling to Bangor from Holyhead is quick and convenient.

Ideal for both locals and tourists, this route is not only efficient but also economical. Booked in advance, tickets are available from £11. This makes it an affordable option for enjoying the scenic beauty of North Wales.

Find the cheapest train tickets from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)

Make the most of your savings when travelling from Holyhead to Bangor by joining Club Avanti. Members enjoy 10% off their next journey and additional perks such as discounts on onboard refreshments.

You can also travel outside of peak hours with our Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Tickets. With these, you will benefit from reduced fares and a more relaxed travel environment.

Consider buying a Railcard to save up to 1/3 on your rail travels across this route and others. It’s ideal for frequent travellers looking to cut costs.

Lastly, booking directly through the Avanti app ensures you pay no booking fees. This will guarantee you the best available rates on your journey.

Travelling in comfort with Avanti

Embark on a short and pleasant trip from Holyhead to Bangor with Avanti. Our Live Train Journey Tracker will provide you with up-to-the-minute updates on your journey.

Onboard, make use of our reliable WiFi and accessible power sockets to stay connected and powered. A range of snacks and drinks are available from our onboard shop, keeping you refreshed throughout your trip.

Travelling from Holyhead?

Holyhead is situated on the Isle of Anglesey. It is known for its rich maritime heritage and stunning coastal scenery.

Explore the South Stack Lighthouse, perched on dramatic cliffs. It offers breathtaking views and fascinating insights into the area's history. For something a little more relaxing, visit Penrhos Coastal Park. Here you can enjoy scenic walks and spot local wildlife.

Holyhead station is ideally situated near the town centre and the port. Before your journey, grab a coffee or snack from one of its kiosks to enjoy on the train.

Travelling to Bangor (Gwynedd)?

Bangor, nestled along the scenic Menai Strait, offers a vibrant atmosphere. It offers visitors a mix of natural beauty and cultural attractions that can be enjoyed all year round.

Bangor Cathedral has its origins dating back to the 6th Century and is a must-visit for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts. For more tastes of local history, explore Penrhyn Castle with its grand architecture and beautiful gardens.

There is also the Garth Pier nearby. As one of the longest piers in Wales, it provides lovely views and a pleasant walk.

Bangor (Gwynedd) station is centrally located, making it easy to access local shops, cafes and restaurants. With refreshment facilities available, you can ensure you’re sated before exploring Bangor.

First Class service

Travel from Holyhead to Bangor in First Class luxury with Avanti.

Indulge in the spacious seating that offers superior comfort and additional legroom. Enjoy the convenience of complimentary refreshments served at your seat. These will add a touch of elegance to your journey while keeping you refreshed.

Keep connected with the free high-speed WiFi and your own table space and dedicated power socket. Travelling with Avanti means you can always choose between relaxing or working.

Find out more about our First Class Tickets here.

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