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

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Train, bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Ballymena station to Londonderry station
  2. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station 64

$40 - $52

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Bus  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 219 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Enniskillen 261
  3. Take the bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Sligo General Hospital 458

$42 - $57

Train  •  8h 5m

  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
  3. Take the train from Connolly to Sligo 15

$84 - $132

Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from Ballymena to Sligo 118.3 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Ballymena to Sligo is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Ballymena to Sligo is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballymena to Sligo. However, there are services departing from Ballymena Bus Center and arriving at Sligo General Hospital via Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ballymena station to Sligo. However, there are services departing from Ballymena station and arriving at Sligo via Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station and Connolly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 5m.

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The distance between Ballymena and Sligo is 98 miles. The road distance is 118.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Ballymena to Sligo without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 35m and costs £30 - £40.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Ballymena to Sligo, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ballymena to Sligo is to bus which takes 6h 18m and costs £30 - £45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £60 - £110 and takes 8h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Ballymena to Sligo.
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  • Distance: 97.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

You can take a bus from Ballymena to Sligo via Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen in around 6h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ballymena to Sligo via Belfast Central station, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, and Connolly in around 8h 5m.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Ballymena station to Londonderry station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
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
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Sligo
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Sligo General Hospital
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
Bus Eireann
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 Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Enniskillen
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$19 - $28

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Ballymena to Sligo bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Sligo General Hospital station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballymena to Sligo is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Ballymena to Sligo.

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