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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  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

$41 - $53

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Bus  •  6 h 45 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 Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212
  3. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station 64

$51 - $69

Train  •  8 h 6 min

  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
  3. Take the train from Connolly to Sligo

$89 - $132

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  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 2 h 29 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballymena to Sligo station. However, there are services departing from Ballymena Bus Center and arriving at Sligo, Sligo Bus Station via Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Foyle Street Bus Station Derry. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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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 8 h 6 min.

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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 5 h 35 min and costs £30 - £45.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min 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 6 h 45 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £65 - £100 and takes 8 h 6 min.

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  • Distance: 97.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

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, Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre, and Foyle Street Bus Station Derry in around 6 h 45 min. 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 8 h 6 min.

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
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
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
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Sligo
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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 Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24

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Ballymena to Sligo bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Sligo, Sligo Bus 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 2 h 29 min to drive from Ballymena to Sligo.

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