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There are 9 ways to get from Exeter to Ballina by bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry, night bus, car or plane

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  18h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Ballina Station, stop 555051 22

40€ - 53€

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Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  18h 52m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Connolly to Sligo
  4. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Ballina Station, stop 555051 458

128€ - 298€

Train, car ferry, night bus  •  19h 1m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  4. Take the night bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Ballina Station, stop 555051 22

225€ - 298€

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 38m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Pembroke
  2. Take the car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Ballina

105€ - 145€

Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin, night bus  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB
  3. Take the night bus from Zone 13, stop 111941 to Ballina Station, stop 555051

72€ - 388€

Fly Exeter to Belfast City, bus  •  10h 44m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Belfast City (BHD) EXT - BHD
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Enniskillen
  3. Take the bus from Enniskillen, stop 108081 to Ballina Station, stop 555051

76€ - 348€

Train to Bristol, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BRS - BFS
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Enniskillen
  4. Take the bus from Enniskillen, stop 108081 to Ballina Station, stop 555051

112€ - 440€

Train to Bristol, fly to Knock  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Knock (NOC) BRS - NOC

72€ - 312€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Knock  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Knock (NOC) LGW - NOC

170€ - 460€

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Ballina is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £50 and takes 18h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Ballina is to train and fly which costs £60 - £270 and takes 7h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Ballina station. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Ballina Station, stop 555051 via Birmingham and Busáras, stop 135001. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 27m.

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It is approximately 536 km to get from Exeter to Ballina.

The best way to get from Exeter to Ballina without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 18h 27m and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 18h 27m to get from Exeter to Ballina, including transfers.

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Exeter to Ballina bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Exeter to Ballina bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Ballina Station, stop 555051.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Ballina.
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  • Distance: 536.1 km
  • Duration: 18h 27m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Ballina, IE-MO, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Exeter to Ballina. However, you can take the bus to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, take the walk to Birmingham, take the bus and ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Busáras, stop 135001, then take the bus to Ballina Station, stop 555051. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Exeter to Ballina via Birmingham New Street, Birmingham, Dublin, Connolly, Sligo, and Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 in around 18h 52m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 130€
Flights from Exeter to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 190€
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
14€ - 80€
Flights from Bristol to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
16€ - 120€
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
90€ - 110€
Anytime Day 1st Class
170€ - 250€
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
50€ - 60€
Anytime Day 1st Class
110€ - 170€
Great Western Railway
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
45€ - 60€
Anytime Day 1st Class
80€ - 110€
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
30€ - 40€
Anytime Day 1st Class
55€ - 75€
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
55€ - 70€
Anytime Day 1st Class
95€ - 130€
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
23€ - 29€
Anytime Day 1st Class
40€ - 55€
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Ballina Station, stop 555051
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Ballina Station, stop 555051
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Bus Eireann
Night bus from Zone 13, stop 111941 to Ballina Station, stop 555051
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Enniskillen, stop 108081 to Ballina Station, stop 555051
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Bus Eireann
Translink UK
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
Car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
34€ - 38€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
34€ - 38€

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There are 18+ hotels available in Ballina. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £3.

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