Arriva Trains Wales is delighted to offer our flagship Premier Service on selected trains between Holyhead & Cardiff. Completing the full journey in just 4 hours 17 minutes, this is half an hour faster than other standard services operating on the same route. On Premier Service trains the journey from Bangor to Cardiff takes under 4 hours and offers a fantastic First Class experience. Click here to see the Premier Service Timetable and information.
Offering First Class facilities, including its own travelling chef,
passengers will be able to enjoy their journey between North and South
Wales in comfort and style. Click here to see a sample First Class menu and wine list.
Class passengers will be treated to a complimentary cooked breakfast on
the morning service and a three course meal on the north bound service
in the evening. Arriva Trains Wales first class chefs will be on board
to cook the food from fresh produce, much of it sourced in Wales. Hot
and cold snacks will be available for purchase from the buffet for
standard class passengers.
View the Premier Service Menu here (updated on a weekly basis).
A standard single or return ticket from Holyhead to Cardiff is valid
for this service. First Class travel is available for an extra
supplement on the standard fare, priced between £30 to £50 depending on
the length of the journey being made. There are also some excellent
deals available for passengers booking in advance with First Class
Advance single tickets, priced between £59 and £76, available for
purchase subject to availability.
Search for your Premier Service train ticket online here.
Do you travel regularly by train by business? Why not set up a free business account and purchase your train tickets for the Premier Service and any UK train journey with Arriva Trains Wales Business Bookings.
service leaves Holyhead at 0533 arriving at Bangor half an hour later
at 0601. The journey from Bangor to Cardiff Central takes just under
four hours – arriving at 0958. The evening service leaves Cardiff at
1716 arriving Holyhead 2145. These timings provide plenty of
opportunities to spend time in Wales capital city whether for business
For passengers, it means there is now a faster, greener and more
comfortable alternative to travelling by car between North and South
Wales. They can sit at tables to work and conduct their business
arriving at their destination relaxed and refreshed.
View the Premier Service Timetable here.
For the Welsh economy the service provides improved transport links between North and South Wales, which in turn improves access to employment and leisure activities. It is also playing a role in tackling climate change by providing opportunities for long distance sustainable travel. The train service is funded by the Welsh Government and will be regularly reviewed by Arriva Trains Wales as its popularity grows and develops.