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There are 4 ways to get from Ballymena to Crossmaglen by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Ballymena to Belfast Lanyon Place
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Dundalk

3 alternative options

Train, bus, line 42 bus

  1. Take the train from Ballymena to Belfast Great Victoria Street
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Newry
  3. Take the line 42 bus from Newry to Crossmaglen

Bus, line 42 bus

  1. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Newry
  3. Take the line 42 bus from Newry to Crossmaglen

Drive

  1. Drive from Ballymena to Crossmaglen
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The cheapest way to get from Ballymena to Crossmaglen is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Ballymena to Crossmaglen is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballymena to Crossmaglen. However, there are services departing from Ballymena Bus Center and arriving at Crossmaglen via Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Newry. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Ballymena and Crossmaglen is 56 miles. The road distance is 79.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Ballymena to Crossmaglen without a car is to train and bus and line 42 bus which takes 4h 28m and costs £18 - £26.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m to get from Ballymena to Crossmaglen, including transfers.

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Ballymena to Crossmaglen bus services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Ballymena Bus Center station.

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The best way to get from Ballymena to Crossmaglen is to train which takes 3h 10m and costs £17 - £26. Alternatively, you can bus and line 42 bus, which costs £17 - £25 and takes 4h 38m.

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Ballymena to Crossmaglen bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Crossmaglen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballymena to Crossmaglen is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1h 28m to drive from Ballymena to Crossmaglen.

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  • Distance: 56.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

What companies run services between Ballymena, Mid and East Antrim, Northern Ireland and Crossmaglen, Northern Ireland?

You can take a train from Ballymena to Crossmaglen via Belfast Lanyon Place, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place, and Dundalk in around 3h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ballymena to Crossmaglen via Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Newry in around 4h 38m.

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
£7 - £10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Ballymena to Belfast Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Newry
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Newry to Crossmaglen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Schedules at
translink.co.uk

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