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Bus, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Ballycastle Marine Corner to Ballymena Bus Center 131 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ballymena to Belfast Lanyon Place 3
  3. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

€41 - €61

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Cloughmills Drumadoon Park and Ride to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 218
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station X1 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs 845 / ...

Bus, train via Edenderry  •  10h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Ballycastle Marine Corner to Ballymena Bus Center 131 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ballymena to Belfast Great Victoria Street 3
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station X1 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Connolly Station, stop 135121 to Edenderry Town Hall, stop 102821 120

€44 - €60

Drive  •  3h 34m

  1. Drive from Ballycastle to Tullamore 313.5 km

€35 - €55

Ballycastle to Tullamore by bus and walk

The journey time between Ballycastle and Tullamore is around 9h 38m and covers a distance of around 367 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 35m. Operated by Translink UK and Kearns Transport, the Ballycastle to Tullamore service departs from Ballycastle Marine Corner and arrives in Tullamore, Classy Cloggs. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9h 38m
Fastest journey time:
6h 35m
Journey distance:
367 km
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
45 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:15
Last service departs at:
16:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ballycastle to Tullamore bus and walk schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tullamore is 1850 24 1850.

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The cheapest way to get from Ballycastle to Tullamore is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Ballycastle to Tullamore is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballycastle to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Ballycastle Marine Corner and arriving at Tullamore, Classy Cloggs via Cloughmills Drumadoon Park and Ride, Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 53m.

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The distance between Ballycastle and Tullamore is 229 km. The road distance is 313.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ballycastle to Tullamore without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 45m and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 7h 45m to get from Ballycastle to Tullamore, including transfers.

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Ballycastle to Tullamore bus services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Cloughmills Drumadoon Park and Ride station.

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Ballycastle to Tullamore bus services, operated by Kearns Transport, arrive at Tullamore, Classy Cloggs station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballycastle to Tullamore is 313 km. It takes approximately 3h 34m to drive from Ballycastle to Tullamore.

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Map of how to get from Ballycastle to Tullamore.
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  • Distance: 228.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 45m

What companies run services between Ballycastle, Northern Ireland and Tullamore, IE-OY, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Ballycastle to Tullamore via Cloughmills Drumadoon Park and Ride, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Dublin Busaras Bus Station, and Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge in around 8h 53m.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Ballymena to Belfast Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Ballymena to Belfast Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€19 - €22
Train from Heuston to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €13
Flexible
€12 - €15
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 Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Cloughmills Drumadoon Park and Ride to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €27
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Kearns Transport
Go-Ahead
Phone
1850 80 40 71
Email
customercomment@goaheadireland.ie
Website
goaheadireland.ie
Bus from Connolly Station, stop 135121 to Edenderry Town Hall, stop 102821
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Go-Ahead

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