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There are 8 ways to get from Ballina to Glasgow Central Station by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus, car ferry  •  13h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Station, stop 555051 to Enniskillen, stop 108081 458
  2. Take the bus from Enniskillen to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 261
  3. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923

Cheapest option

Bus to Dublin, fly  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Station, stop 555051 to Zone 21, stop 111911
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA

£28 - £126

6 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, train via Ayr  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Station, stop 555051 to Enniskillen, stop 108081 458
  2. Take the bus from Enniskillen to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 261
  3. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station Sl
  5. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

Bus, car ferry, train  •  15h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Station, stop 555051 to Enniskillen, stop 108081 458
  2. Take the bus from Enniskillen to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 261
  3. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  4. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central

Bus, car ferry, train via Liverpool  •  18h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Station, stop 555051 to 3Arena, stop 106421 22
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  3. Take the bus from Bootle Strand Shopping Centre to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  4. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central

£116 - £430

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 6m

  1. Drive from Ballina to Belfast
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Drive from Cairnryan to Glasgow Central Station

Bus, bus to Belfast City, fly  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Station, stop 555051 to Enniskillen, stop 108081
  2. Take the bus from Enniskillen to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  3. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA

£59 - £210

Bus, bus to Derry, fly  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Station, stop 555051 to Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081
  2. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131
  3. Fly from Derry (LDY) to Glasgow (GLA) LDY - GLA

£92 - £294

Ballina to Glasgow Central Station by bus, car ferry and walk

The journey time between Ballina and Glasgow Central Station is around 23h 13m and covers a distance of around 310 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 10m. Operated by Bus Eireann, Translink UK, Stena Line and others, the Ballina to Glasgow Central Station service departs from Ballina Station, stop 555051 and arrives in Glasgow Central Station. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
23h 13m
Fastest journey time:
22h 10m
Journey distance:
310 miles
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
63 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:00
Last service departs at:
18:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ballina to Glasgow Central Station bus, car ferry and walk schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Glasgow Central Station is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Glasgow Central Station is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Glasgow Central Station is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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The most affordable way to get from Ballina to Glasgow Central Station is to bus and fly, which costs €30 - €150 and takes 6h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Ballina to Glasgow Central Station is to bus and fly which costs €30 - €150 and takes 6h 58m.

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The distance between Ballina and Glasgow Central Station is 230 miles.

The best way to get from Ballina to Glasgow Central Station without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 13h 51m and costs .

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It takes approximately 13h 51m to get from Ballina to Glasgow Central Station, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 286+ hotels available in Glasgow Central Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Ballina to Glasgow Central Station.
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  • Distance: 229.7 miles
  • Duration: 13h 51m

What companies run services between Ballina, IE-MO, Ireland and Glasgow Central Station, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Ballina to Glasgow Central Station. However, you can take the bus to Enniskillen, take the bus to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the walk to Belfast Queen Street, take the line 96 bus to Belfast Stena Line Terminus, take the walk to Belfast, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, then take the walk to Glasgow Central Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ballina to Glasgow Central Station via Enniskillen, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Belfast Queen Street, Belfast Stena Line Terminus, Belfast, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Ayr station, and Ayr in around 14h 5m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£8 - £60
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £1,300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £350
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Derry to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £500
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ballina Station, stop 555051 to Enniskillen, stop 108081
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Ballina Station, stop 555051 to 3Arena, stop 106421
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Ballina Station, stop 555051 to Zone 21, stop 111911
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £24
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Ballina Station, stop 555051 to Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Bus Eireann
Translink UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Dodds of Troon
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bootle Strand Shopping Centre to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
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