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

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Bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...
  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 / ...

$32 - $60

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Ballymena station 3
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner 217 / ...

$53 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Ballycastle 161.2 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

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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The distance between Dublin and Ballycastle is 208 km. The road distance is 257.9 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Ballycastle without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 36 min and costs .

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

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Dublin to Ballycastle bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from The Gresham Hotel station.

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Dublin to Ballycastle bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Ballycastle Marine Corner station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Ballycastle is 258 km. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Dublin to Ballycastle.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Ballycastle. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Ballycastle.
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  • Distance: 130.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central station to Ballymena station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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
$8 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$8 - $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

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