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There are 5 ways to get from Ballymena to Dublin by bus, train or car

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Bus Dublin Coach  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 219 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin 400

$18 - $26

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Bus Aircoach  •  3h 41m

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

$33 - $48

Train  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the train from Ballymena station to Belfast Central station 3
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly 8

$44 - $67

Bus, train  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Belfast Bridge Street 219 / ...
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly 8

$44 - $67

Drive  •  2h 15m

  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 bus which costs £13 - £21 and takes 3h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Ballymena to Dublin is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 15m.

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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 Dublin via Belfast, Europa Bus Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ballymena station to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Ballymena station and arriving at Connolly via Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between Ballymena and Dublin is 106 miles. The road distance is 132.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Ballymena to Dublin without a car is to bus which takes 3h 35m and costs £13 - £21.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Ballymena to Dublin, including transfers.

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

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Ballymena to Dublin train services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Ballymena station.

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The best way to get from Ballymena to Dublin is to bus which takes 3h 35m and costs £13 - £21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 3h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Ballymena to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 106.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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 3h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ballymena to Dublin via Belfast Central station and Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station in around 3h 55m.

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
45m
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
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$8 - $13
Bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Belfast Bridge Street
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$8 - $13
Dublin Coach
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann

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Ballymena to Dublin bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Dublin station.

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Ballymena to Dublin train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Connolly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballymena to Dublin is 133 miles. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Ballymena to Dublin.

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