A new premier train service is operating from Holyhead to Cardiff in
4 hours 17 minutes, half an hour faster than the current journey time.
With this new service the journey from Bangor to Cardiff will take just
under 4 hours. 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.
For the first time, travellers will be able to such enjoy a Premier Class service on the North to South Wales route.
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.
service leaves Holyhead at 0533 arriving at Bangor half an hour later
at 0602. The journey from Bangor to Cardiff Central takes just under
four hours – arriving at 0958. The evening service leaves Cardiff at
1821 arriving Holyhead 2238. 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.
the Welsh economy the new 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. The service is the first of its kind – and
will be regularly reviewed by Arriva Trains Wales in partnership with
the Welsh Assembly Government as it grows and develops.
See Also: Premier Service Timetable and First Class menu and wine list.