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virgin trains london euston to holyhead

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virgin trains london euston to holyhead

hello people

Can anyone tell me how busy virgin trains are duringJune/July summer months from london to holyhead as im thinking of going to dublin on £30 train/ferry ticket and was just wondering in standard class travel which the ticket covers how busy the carriages normally are in standard class are they fairly full is there normally lotsd of room to spread out in im leaving at 0 9.10 in morning arriving in holyhead about 12.30

Thanks

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1. Re: virgin trains london euston to holyhead

Hi

I think you will find it busy even more so as you leave England as it becomes the regular train service from Chester so you will find holiday makers shoppers etc boarding from then on. As this will be about an hour before you reach Holyhead shoudnt be too much of a problem. That £30 ticket is great value as it would cost me £24 to travel to Manchester from North Wales.

Have a good trip.

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2. Re: virgin trains london euston to holyhead

Although the London / Dublin Rail / Sail ticket is a special fixed fare you still have the option to buy it days / weeks in advance and can reserve a seat on the Euston / Holyhead service. If you already hold the ticket but don't have a reservation simply take ticket to any staffed UK train station and they will make a seat reservation for you without charge.

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3. Re: virgin trains london euston to holyhead

If you buy your ticket from Raileasy or Trainline, it will include a reserved seat.

The train is two 5-car Voyager units, with the rear 5-car unit detached at Chester.

Walk forward to the front 5-cars, if you're quick when the train goes up on the boards you'll get a good choice of seats, with fewer people in the front car than the 5th car. Can't say if you'll get a bay of 4 seats to yourself, you may well get two seats to yourself, or a bay of 4 seats with one other person on it.

Big Tip: You want the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the train for the best views of the North Wales Coast, Chester city walls, Conway castle, the suspension road bridge across the Menai strait and so on.

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Has anyone taken the London Euston train and stopped in Llandudno Junction? If so, approximately how long is the journey?

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5. Re: virgin trains london euston to holyhead

Check National Rail.

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There is a thread somewhere on this forum from last year (search sail rail) with information about how to call Virgin trains ahead of time and make seat reservations. It is rather complicated, but someone figured out the trick, and once you know what number to call, it works like a charm. We did this last year and were able to book table seats on the Euston-Holyhead train. We traveled on August 1 and the train got super crowded. It was great to have the reservations ahead of time and not have to worry about racing down the platform at departure time.

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London Euston to Llandudno Junciton direct is apporx 2hr 55 min on the Virgin service.

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Hello travelers... We are planning to travel Europe in 2013.

( Copenhagen, Venice, Munich, London, Dublin) I have set the travel plans for all the ciies mentioned however I still need advice for our trip from London to Dublin. Would like to take the train from London and the ferry from Holyhead. Is this the best way to travel??? If so, where should we board the train that will connect us with the Irish Ferry to Dublin.

Mahalo from Maui, Hawaii!!

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< Is this the best way to travel??? >

The best way is to fly. Plenty on choice on LON-DUB.

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10. Re: virgin trains london euston to holyhead

Nevertheless it is still possible to take the train and ferry, and many do.

Look at The Man in Seat 61's Ireland page for information about the journey by train and ferry:

http://www.seat61.com/Ireland.htm

P.S.

>>> where should we board the train that will connect us with the Irish Ferry to Dublin. <<<

Clue is in the thread's title!

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