There are 5 ways to get from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, line 219 bus  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Aldergrove International Airport to Antrim Bus Center 109a
  2. Take the line 219 bus from Antrim Bus Center to Ballymena Bus Center 219 / ...

$9 - $14

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Bus, train  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Aldergrove International Airport to Antrim Bus Center 109a
  2. Take the train from Antrim to Ballymena station 3

$10 - $15

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena 15.2 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena 15.2 miles

$3 - $5

Towncar  •  22 min

  1. Take a town car from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Ballymena 15.2 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena. However, there are services departing from Belfast Aldergrove International Airport and arriving at Ballymena Bus Center via Antrim Bus Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 1 min.

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The distance between Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) and Ballymena is 14 miles. The road distance is 15.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena without a car is to bus and line 219 bus which takes 1 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to get from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena, including transfers.

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Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena bus services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Belfast Aldergrove International Airport station.

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Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Ballymena Bus Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena is 15 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Ballymena. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena.
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  • Distance: 14.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 1 min

What companies run services between Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS), Northern Ireland and Ballymena, Mid and East Antrim, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena via Antrim Bus Center in around 1 h 1 min.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Antrim to Ballymena station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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 Belfast Aldergrove International Airport to Antrim Bus Center
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$4 - $6
Bus from Antrim Bus Center to Ballymena Bus Center
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$5 - $8
Other operators
Taxi from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Ballymena
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Value Cabs
Phone
+44 28 9080 9080
Website
valuecabs.co.uk
Castle Cabs
Phone
+44 28 9024 1111
Jayride
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Ballymena
Estimated price
$45 - $70

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