Getting There -- Holyhead is the terminus of the North Wales Coast rail line. Trains arrive hourly during the day from Cardiff, Bangor, Llandudno, Chester, Birmingham, and London. For information and schedules, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit Arriva no. 4 buses pull into Holyhead from Bangor every 30 minutes during the day. There is no station here; buses arrive along both London Road and Market Street. For information and schedules, call tel. 0844/800-4411 or visit

A causeway carries motorists across on the A5, which comes all the way from London, and the Four Mile Bridge on B4545 also links Holy Island to Anglesey.

Two unrelated ferryboat companies operate service between Holyhead and the Irish port of Dun Laoghaire, a railway and highway junction close to Dublin. (Some of them continue on even into Dublin harbor.) Both companies run swift and conventional ferryboat service (transit time 1 1/2 hr. swift or 3 1/2 hr. conventional each way, with three to five departures daily). On the Stena Line, foot passengers are allowed on the swift ferry, but passengers with cars can travel on the conventional ferries. The Irish ferries carry both passengers and cars. Round-trip transit costs £25 by foot or £79 to £119 by car on the conventional ferryboats. Round-trip on the catamarans for passengers traveling or returning on the same day are £23 by foot or £69 with car. For more information, contact either the Stena Line (tel. 0870/570-7070; or Irish Ferries (tel. 0870/5171717; Irish Ferries operates only between Holyhead and Dublin; it does not operate between Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire.

Visitor Information -- Information is available at the Holyhead Information Centre, Stena Line, Terminal 1 (tel. 01407/762622;, open year-round Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 6pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.