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There are 4 ways to get from Dublin to Ballycastle by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Ballymena 3
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner 217 / ...

£26 - £37

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street 400
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballymena Bus Center 218 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner 217 / ...

£23 - £30

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel 17 to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W
  2. Take the train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Ballymena 3
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner 217 / ...

£25 - £35

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Ballycastle 160.7 miles

£27 - £40

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Ballycastle is to bus which costs 25€ - 35€ and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Ballycastle is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Ballycastle. However, there are services departing from Custom House Quay and arriving at Ballycastle Marine Corner via Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Ballymena. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 33m.

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The distance between Dublin and Ballycastle is 130 miles. The road distance is 160.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Ballycastle without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 26m and costs 29€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Dublin to Ballycastle, including transfers.

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Dublin to Ballycastle bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Custom House Quay station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Ballycastle is 161 miles. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Dublin to Ballycastle.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Ballycastle. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Ballycastle.
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  • Distance: 129.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 26m

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

You can take a bus from Dublin to Ballycastle via Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, and Ballymena in around 5h 33m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Dublin Connolly to Belfast Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Ballymena
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Ballymena
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
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
£5 - £8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballymena Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £14
Website
Dublin Coach
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel 17 to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Aircoach

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