Car Hire and Travel to Anglesey by Road

You may be looking at car hire options for the start of your Anglesey vacation adventure.

When you arrive at the main UK airports such as Manchester, Heathrow or Gatwick, the main firms offering this service will have a desk on location.

It is more likely however that you would want to book your car hire for Anglesey well in advance, so that there is one less thing to worry about.

You may prefer to use a road map but the following directions are straightforward.

The road signs are very good and you should find the journey west to our island a breeze.

Directions from Manchester Airport:

  • At exit, join M56 (signposted Wythenshawe, Wilmslow)
  • Continue and follow signs for Chester (for about 36 miles)
  • Exit at the junction signposted for North Wales and Queensferry (A5117)
  • Continue forward, follow directions for North Wales
  • You are now on the A55, just keep going! It's easy!

The journey from the airport to Anglesey should take about two and a half hours, possibly less if the roads are quiet.

You will find there are service stations along the route (A55), after the M56 merges into the A5117. These provide a range of services including fuel, meals, refreshments and toilet facilities.

Also, if you did not pick up a road or OS map at the airport, you should find them on sale at these stops.

Arriving at Anglesey Airport

There is a new Cardiff Anglesey air link, which runs twice daily, Monday to Friday. To help ease the journey to your destination, local car hire companies such as now offer meet and greet services at the airport next to RAF Valley.

To learn more about how a Holyhead car rental can help you, go here.

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