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There are 2 ways to get from Ballycastle to Port Ellen by bus, plane or ferry

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Bus, fly to Glasgow, ferry  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballycastle Marine Corner to Ballymena
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal

$81 - $176

1 alternative option

Bus, fly to Islay  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballycastle Marine Corner to Ballymena
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Islay (ILY) BFS - ILY

$103 - $366

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The cheapest way to get from Ballycastle to Port Ellen is to bus and fly and ferry which costs £60 - £140 and takes 13 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ballycastle to Port Ellen is to bus and fly which costs £75 - £290 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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The distance between Ballycastle and Port Ellen is 30 miles.

It takes approximately 13 h 7 min to get from Ballycastle to Port Ellen, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Port Ellen. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ballycastle to Port Ellen.
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  • Distance: 29.6 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 7 min

What companies run services between Ballycastle, Northern Ireland and Port Ellen, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Ballycastle to Port Ellen. However, you can take the bus to Ballymena Bus Center, take the line 219 bus to Antrim Bus Center, take the bus to Belfast Aldergrove International Airport, take the walk to Belfast (Aldergrove) airport, fly to Glasgow, take the walk to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building, take the bus to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 451 bus to Port Ellen. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Ballymena Bus Center, take the line 219 bus to Antrim Bus Center, take the bus to Belfast Aldergrove International Airport, take the walk to Belfast (Aldergrove) airport, fly to Islay, take the walk to Glenegedale, Islay Airport, then take the line 451 bus to Port Ellen.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Bus operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Ballycastle Marine Corner to Ballymena
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$8 - $12
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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