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

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Recommended

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

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Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD)
  2. Take the train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Ballymena

Bus, car ferry, train

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Ballymena

Bus, car ferry via Ayr

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Ayr, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Wellington Square to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from Yorkgate to Ballymena

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), line 3 train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS)
  3. Take the line 3 train from Antrim to Ballymena

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City, train

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD)
  3. Take the train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Ballymena

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS)

Train to Glasgow, fly to Derry, train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Derry (LDY)
  3. Take the train from Coleraine to Ballymena

Glasgow to Ballymena Station by train, walk, bus and car ferry

The journey time between Glasgow and Ballymena Station is around 16h 25m and covers a distance of around 189 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 10h 29m. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 55m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Stagecoach West Scotland, Stena Line and others, the Glasgow to Ballymena Station service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Ballymena. Typically 11 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 55m
Layover time:
10h 29m
Total time:
16h 25m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
11h 55m
Journey distance:
189 miles
Services per week:
11
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:07
Last service departs at:
18:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Ballymena Station train, walk, bus and car ferry schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Glasgow to Ballymena Station is to train and fly and line 3 train, which costs £35 - £160 and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Ballymena Station is to fly and train which costs £35 - £150 and takes 4h 35m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Ballymena Station is 106 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Ballymena Station without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 7h 58m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 58m to get from Glasgow to Ballymena Station, 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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British Airways offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Ballymena Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Ballymena Station.
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  • Distance: 106.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 58m

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

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Ballymena Station. However, you can take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the walk to Belfast Heron Road, take the line 94 bus to Belfast Albert Clock Queens Square, take the walk to Belfast Bridge Street, then take the bus to Ballymena Bus Center. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Ballymena Station via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast Heron Road, Belfast Wellington Place, and Belfast Great Victoria Street in around 8h 6m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £340
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £340
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £220
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
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
Train from Yorkgate to Ballymena
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Antrim to Ballymena
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Coleraine to Ballymena
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
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
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Wellington Square to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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