There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Ballycastle by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X1
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballymena Bus Center 219 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner 217 / ...

$33 - $60

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast Central
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Ballymena Bus Center 219 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner 217 / ...

$54 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Ballycastle 161.2 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Ballycastle is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Ballycastle is to drive which takes 2 h 51 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

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The distance between Dublin and Ballycastle is 208 km. The road distance is 258 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Dublin to Ballycastle, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Ballycastle. However, there are services departing from The Gresham Hotel and arriving at Ballycastle Marine Corner via Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Ballymena. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

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What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Ballycastle, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Dublin to Ballycastle via Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Ballymena Bus Center, and Ballymena in around 5 h 36 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballymena Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$9 - $13
Bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$8 - $12
Bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Ballymena Bus Center
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$8 - $13

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