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

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Bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 219 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel 705-x / ...

$24 - $48

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Ballymena station to Belfast Central station 3
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly Enterprise Service

$44 - $67

Bus, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Belfast Bridge Street 219 / ...
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly Enterprise Service

$44 - $67

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Ballymena to Dublin 132.9 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Ballymena to Dublin is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ballymena to Dublin is to drive which takes 2 h 15 min and costs £21 - £35.

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The distance between Ballymena and Dublin is 170 km. The road distance is 213 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Ballymena to Dublin, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballymena to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Ballymena Bus Center and arriving at The Gresham Hotel via Belfast, Europa Bus Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ballymena to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Ballymena station and arriving at Connolly via Belfast Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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

You can take a bus from Ballymena to Dublin via Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Belfast, Europa Bus Centre in around 3 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ballymena to Dublin via Belfast Central station and Belfast Central in around 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Ballymena station to Belfast Central station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 Ballymena Bus Center to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$9 - $13
Bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Belfast Bridge Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$8 - $13
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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