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There are 7 ways to get from Waterford to Ballycastle by bus, train, car, night bus or plane

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Bus  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 600
  2. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 400
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballymena 219 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Ballycastle Marine Corner 131 / ...

£27 - £47

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Bus via Dublin  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 600
  2. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballymena 219 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Ballycastle Marine Corner 131 / ...

£32 - £53

Train, bus  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from Waterford to Heuston
  2. Take the train from Dublin Connolly to Belfast Lanyon Place 5
  3. Take the train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Ballymena 3
  4. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Ballycastle Marine Corner 131 / ...

£55 - £79

Bus, train  •  9h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Busáras 4 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dublin Connolly to Belfast Lanyon Place 5
  3. Take the train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Coleraine 3
  4. Take the bus from Coleraine to Ballycastle Marine Corner 402 / ...

£29 - £41

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Waterford to Ballycastle 262.7 miles

£40 - £65

Night bus, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train, bus  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) DUB - BFS
  3. Take the train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Ballymena
  4. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Ballycastle Marine Corner

£37 - £171

Night bus, fly to Belfast City, train, bus  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Belfast City (BHD) DUB - BHD
  3. Take the train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Ballymena
  4. Take the bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Ballycastle Marine Corner

£61 - £226

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The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Ballycastle is to bus and train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 9h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Ballycastle is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterford to Ballycastle. However, there are services departing from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford and arriving at Ballycastle Marine Corner via Custom House Quay, Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Ballymena Bus Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 43m.

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The distance between Waterford and Ballycastle is 333 km. The road distance is 420.3 km.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Ballycastle without a car is to bus which takes 8h 43m and costs 30€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 8h 43m to get from Waterford to Ballycastle, including transfers.

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Waterford to Ballycastle bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford station.

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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Waterford to Ballycastle bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Ballycastle Marine Corner station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterford to Ballycastle is 420 km. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Waterford to Ballycastle.

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Map of how to get from Waterford to Ballycastle.
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  • Distance: 207.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 43m

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

You can take a bus from Waterford to Ballycastle via Dublin, Arlington Hotel, Custom House Quay, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, and Ballymena Bus Center in around 8h 43m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £170
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£20 - £150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £230
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via Southampton
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via Cardiff, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£20 - £150
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £420
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Dublin Connolly to Belfast Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £19
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Ballymena
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Coleraine
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Ballymena
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
£6 - £10
Bus from Ballymena Bus Center to Ballycastle Marine Corner
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
£6 - £10
Bus from Coleraine to Ballycastle Marine Corner
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
£6 - £10
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Aircoach
Bus �ireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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easyJet and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 198+ hotels available in Ballycastle. Prices start at £61 per night.

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