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There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow to Ballycastle by train, car ferry, car, bus or plane

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Recommended option

Train, car ferry, drive  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  4. Drive from Larne to Ballycastle

$65 - $146

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Derry, bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Derry (LDY) GLA - LDY
  2. Take the bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Ballycastle Marine Corner

$47 - $120

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Bus, car ferry, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from Whiteabbey to Ballymena 3
  4. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner 217 / ...

$92 - $110

Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner 217 / ...

$73 - $160

Train, bus, car ferry  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  2. Take the bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the train from Whiteabbey to Ballymena 3
  5. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner 217 / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Ballycastle

$54 - $133

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballymena Bus Center
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner

$57 - $169

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), line 219 bus, bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  2. Take the line 219 bus from Antrim Bus Center to Ballymena Bus Center
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner

$60 - $144

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City, bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballymena Bus Center
  4. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner

$60 - $205

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  3. Take the bus from Ballymena to Ballycastle Marine Corner

$68 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Ballycastle is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £110 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Ballycastle is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £110 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Ballycastle is 90 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Ballycastle without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 9 h 2 min and costs £70 - £85.

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It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to get from Glasgow to Ballycastle, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18 min and costs £7.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Ballycastle.
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  • Distance: 90.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 31 min

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Ballycastle, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Ballycastle. However, you can take the train to Ayr, take the train to Stranraer, take the drive to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Larne, then take the drive to Ballycastle. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Ballycastle via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Whiteabbey, Ballymena, and Ballymena in around 9 h 2 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Whiteabbey to Ballymena
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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 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
Bus from Antrim Bus Center to Ballymena Bus Center
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$5 - $8
Bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Ballycastle Marine Corner
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$7 - $11
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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