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

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Train  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Ballymena to Belfast Lanyon Place 3
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

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Train, bus  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Ballymena to Belfast Great Victoria Street 3
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport X1 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Tyrrellspass, Tyrellspass 763

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel 705x
  2. Take the bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs 845 / ...

Drive  •  3h 4m

  1. Drive from Ballymena to Tullamore 269.6 km

Ballymena to Tullamore by train and tram

The journey time between Ballymena and Tullamore is around 7h 19m and covers a distance of around 328 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 18m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 33m. Services are operated by Translink UK, Irish Rail and Luas. Typically 44 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 1m
Layover time:
3h 18m
Total time:
7h 19m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 33m
Journey distance:
328 km
Services per week:
44
Cheapest price:
€34
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:00
Last service departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ballymena to Tullamore train and tram schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from Ballymena to Tullamore is to train and bus which costs £24 - £40 and takes 7h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Ballymena to Tullamore is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballymena to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Ballymena Bus Center and arriving at Tullamore, Classy Cloggs via Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ballymena to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Ballymena and arriving at Tullamore via Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place, Busáras and Heuston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 56m.

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The distance between Ballymena and Tullamore is 194 km. The road distance is 269.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ballymena to Tullamore without a car is to train which takes 5h 56m and costs £29 - £45.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from Ballymena to Tullamore, including transfers.

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Ballymena to Tullamore bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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

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The best way to get from Ballymena to Tullamore is to train which takes 5h 56m and costs £29 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Ballymena to Tullamore.
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  • Distance: 193.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 56m

What companies run services between Ballymena, Mid and East Antrim, Northern Ireland and Tullamore, IE-OY, Ireland?

You can take a train from Ballymena to Tullamore via Belfast Lanyon Place, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place, Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 5h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ballymena to Tullamore via Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, The Gresham Hotel, and Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge in around 6h 28m.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Ballymena to Belfast Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Ballymena to Belfast Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€19 - €23
Train from Heuston to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €13
Flexible
€13 - €15
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13
Website
Aircoach
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Kearns Transport
Translink UK
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Tyrrellspass, Tyrellspass
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €15
Website
Citylink
Standard
€10 - €15
Web Fare
€8 - €12

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Ballymena to Tullamore bus services, operated by Kearns Transport, arrive at Tullamore, Classy Cloggs station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballymena to Tullamore is 270 km. It takes approximately 3h 4m to drive from Ballymena to Tullamore.

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