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The largest settlement on the Welsh island of Anglesey was long established as a thriving port town by the time rail arrived in 1848. Trains ran right down to the waterside and, at one time, ships would berth right next to platform 1 so passengers could just nip into a carriage and continue their journey. Today, transfers are a little less anarchic, but the station still adjoins the Holyhead Ferry Port, still the UK's busiest sea link to Ireland. Head over the steel pedestrian bridge - named The Celtic Gateway - and you'll find ample opportunity for quality-food and cultural outings, with a theatre and a cinema all within walking distance of the station. The Maritime Museum is also worth a visit for exciting tales of the one-hundred-plus shipwrecks haunting the Anglesey coastline. Holyhead is set in the middle of some tremendous Welsh countryside, and excellent fishing spots, hiking routes, golf courses and sailing facilities are all just a bus ride away.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 19:10
Saturday 06:10 - 19:10
Sunday 10:30 - 17:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
Shops notePassport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeAvailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

24 hours Monday - Friday;   0001 - 2145 Saturday;   0700 - 0000 Sunday

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameBlack Bridge
Carpark operatorStena Line
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on Platform 2 by the gate (in ferry port area).
Cycle storage notes<p>5 hoops</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Holyhead station is accessible on both sides. The main ticket office you'll find in the Ferry Terminal, as are the toilets and other amenities, and from here you can access the main train station concourse with ramp access throughout. The other entrance is mostly used for vehicular access and is closest to the harbour. Lost property can be found on platform 2 and a bridge connects to platform 1. With one train a day, the Premier Service to Cardiff Central, uses platform 3.

Departures and arrivals from Holyhead

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Holyhead station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Dublin FerryportTransport for Wales16:45On time
to ShrewsburyTransport for Wales16:512On time
to ShrewsburyTransport for Wales17:312On time
to ChesterTransport for Wales18:242On time
to Birmingham New StreetTransport for Wales19:222On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ShrewsburyTransport for Wales17:152On time
from Dublin Port - StenaTransport for Wales18:20On time
from ShrewsburyTransport for Wales18:212On time
from Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales19:172On time
from ShrewsburyTransport for Wales20:212On time
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