There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Ballymena by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballymena Bus Center 219 / ...

$24 - $48

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station Enterprise Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Ballymena station 3

$46 - $64

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Ballymena 133.2 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Ballymena is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Ballymena is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Ballymena. However, there are services departing from The Gresham Hotel and arriving at Ballymena Bus Center via Belfast Europa Bus Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dublin to Ballymena station. However, there are services departing from Connolly and arriving at Ballymena station via Belfast Central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Ballymena is 170 km. The road distance is 213.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Ballymena without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 46 min and costs 20€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Dublin to Ballymena, including transfers.

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

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Dublin to Ballymena train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Connolly station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Ballymena is to bus which takes 3 h 46 min and costs 20€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Ballymena.
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  • Distance: 106.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Ballymena, Mid and East Antrim, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Dublin to Ballymena via Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and Belfast Europa Bus Centre in around 3 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dublin to Ballymena via Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station and Belfast Central station in around 3 h 55 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
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballymena Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$8 - $13

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