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There are 3 ways to get from Belfast to Ballycastle by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Ballymena station 3
  2. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner 217 / ...

$17 - $24

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Bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Ballymena Bus Center 219 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner 217 / ...

$17 - $24

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Belfast to Ballycastle 55.8 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Ballycastle is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Ballycastle is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Ballycastle. However, there are services departing from Belfast Bridge Street and arriving at Ballycastle Marine Corner via Ballymena. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Ballycastle is 44 miles. The road distance is 55.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Ballycastle without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 35 min and costs £12 - £19.

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Belfast to Ballycastle, including transfers.

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Belfast to Ballycastle bus services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Belfast Bridge Street station.

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Belfast to Ballycastle bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Ballycastle Marine Corner station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Ballycastle is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to drive from Belfast to Ballycastle.

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There are 131+ hotels available in Ballycastle. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Ballycastle.
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  • Distance: 44.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Ballycastle, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Belfast to Ballycastle via Ballymena in around 2 h 49 min.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central station to Ballymena station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 to Ballycastle Marine Corner
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$8 - $12
Bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Ballymena Bus Center
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$8 - $12

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