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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 39m

  1. Take the train from Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Ballymena 3
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Ballycastle Marine Corner 131 / ...

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Bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Glengall Street 705x
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cloughmills Drumadoon Park and Ride 218

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Train, bus via Connolly  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
  2. Take the train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Ballymena 3
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Ballycastle Marine Corner 131 / ...

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Ballycastle 160.7 miles

Dublin to Ballycastle by train and bus

49 Weekly Services
5h 39m Average Duration
£26 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Ballycastle is to bus which costs €25 - €35 and takes 6h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Ballycastle is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Ballycastle. However, there are services departing from The Gresham Hotel and arriving at Ballycastle Marine Corner via Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Cloughmills Drumadoon Park and Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 17m.

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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 39m and costs €30 - €45.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Dublin to Ballycastle, including transfers.

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Dublin to Ballycastle bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from The Gresham Hotel station.

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Dublin to Ballycastle bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Cloughmills Drumadoon Park and Ride 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 22+ 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 39m

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

You can take a bus from Dublin to Ballycastle via Belfast, Glengall Street, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, and Cloughmills Drumadoon Park and Ride in around 6h 17m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£13 - £16
Flexible
£16 - £19
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£13 - £16
Flexible
£16 - £19
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
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
Bus operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Ballycastle Marine Corner
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cloughmills Drumadoon Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Glengall Street
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11
Website
Aircoach

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