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

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Line 130 bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the line 130 bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Larne Bus Station 130

$7 - $11

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Ballymena to Whiteabbey 3
  2. Take the train from Whiteabbey to Larne Town

$15 - $21

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ballymena to Larne 22.6 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Ballymena to Larne 22.6 miles

$4 - $7

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ballymena Bus Center and arriving at Larne Bus Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ballymena to Larne. However, there are services departing from Ballymena and arriving at Larne Town via Whiteabbey. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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The distance between Ballymena and Larne is 18 miles. The road distance is 22.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ballymena to Larne without a car is to line 130 bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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The line 130 bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Larne Bus Station takes 50 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Ballymena to Larne train services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Ballymena station.

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The best way to get from Ballymena to Larne is to line 130 bus which takes 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 16 min.

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Ballymena to Larne bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Larne Bus Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Ballymena to Larne.
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  • Distance: 18.4 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

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

Translink UK operates a bus from Ballymena to Larne 5 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ballymena to Larne via Whiteabbey in around 2 h 16 min.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Ballymena to Whiteabbey
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Whiteabbey to Larne Town
Ave. Duration
48 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 Ballymena Bus Center to Larne Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$7 - $11
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Taxi from Ballymena to Larne
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballymena to Larne is 23 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Ballymena to Larne.

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