Ballymena tourist and travel information

Ballymena is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Ballymena Travel Information

bus and coach travel

Coaches Travel by coach in Ireland - For buses in the Republic of Ireland see or (with the exception of Dublin City - see For Cross border services see For buses in Northern Ireland see or Translink operate the Northern Ireland public transport system. In Belfast, services are operated by Metro. See

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Travel by train

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Travel by train

Rail Ballymena Ballymena - Travel by train - Ballymena is served by an excellent rail network with the Belfast to Londonderry line.


Roads - Ballymena Ballymena - Travel by road - Ballymena is served by an excellent road network, served by the M2 motorway.



Air - Ballymena Air - The International Airport is about 18 miles from Ballymena. Belfast City Airport is about 30 miles from Ballymena.



Ferries - Ballymena Ballymena - Ferries - The port of Larne is about 20 miles from Ballymena and Belfast about 27 miles away.


Ireland Airports - miles from Ballymena

Miles (Approx)

Dublin Airport. Tel: +353 (01) 814 1111. Dublin Airport is located about 6 miles north of Dublin City Centre.

130 miles

George Best Belfast City Airport, Belfast BT3 9JH, Northern Ireland. Tel: 028 9093 9093. Belfast City Airport is located not too far from the city centre.

30 miles

Belfast Belfast International Airport, Belfast, BT29 4AB. Tel: 028 9448 4848. Located about 18 miles from Belfast City Centre.

30 miles

Cork Airport. Tel: +353 21 4313131. Cork Airport is located about 5 miles to the south of Cork City, just off the N27.

290 miles

City of Derry Airport, Airport Road, Eglinton. Co. Derry. BT47 3GY. Tel: +44 (0) 28 7181 0784. City of Derry Airport is about 7 miles NE of Derry City, on the A2.

60 miles

Donegal Airport. Carrickfinn, Kincasslagh, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland. Tel: 00353 (0) 74 9548284. Situated on the west coast of Donegal in the area of the Rosses/Gweedore.

105 miles

Galway Airport. Carnmore, Co. Galway, Ireland. Tel: +353 91 755569. The airport is about 5 miles from Galway centre towards Dublin.

210 miles

Kerry Airport. Farranfore, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. Tel: +353 (0) 66 9764644. Flights to Frankfurt, London, Dublin, Manchester and Majorca. Killarney

310 miles

Knock - Ireland West Airport. Tel: +353 18366222. Located on the N17, about halfway between Galway and Sligo, in East Mayo.

245 miles

Shannon Airport. Co Clare. Tel: +353 (0)61 712000. Shannon Airport is located just off the N14 road, about 15 miles north of Limerick.

235 miles

Sligo Airport. Strandhill, Sligo. Tel: +353 (0)71 9168280. Sligo Airport is located only 5 miles from Sligo town, near Strandhill.

145 miles

Waterford Airport. Killowen, County Waterford, Ireland. Tel: 00353 51 875589. Located just 5 miles from Waterford City centre, close to Tramore Bay.

230 miles

Ireland Ports - miles from Ballymena

Miles (Approx)

Dublin - Ferries - Dublin Port Company, Port Centre, Alexandra Road, Dublin. Tel: 353-1-8876000. Centrally located, only minutes from Dublin city centre. Buses provide a regular service. Ferries to Holyhead, Liverpool and Douglas.

130 miles

Dublin - Dun Laoghaire - Ferries - Located about 6 miles SE of Dublin City Centre. Sailings each day to Holyhead. From the City Centre follow the Coast Road, the R113, to Dun Laoghaire.

130 miles

Rosslare - Ferries - Located on the N25 route, connecting Rosslare with Waterford and Cork. There is a railway station at the port, connecting to Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, and Limerick. Regular Ferry services to Cherbourg, Fishguard, Le Havre, Pembroke, and Roscoff.

235 miles

Cork - Ferries - Custom House Street, Cork, Ireland. Tel: +353 21 4273125. Cork Ferryport is connected to Cork City by the N28, located near Ringaskiddy, about 10 miles south of Cork City. Ferry service to Swansea, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and West Africa.

290 miles

Belfast - Ferries - Port of Belfast, Harbour Office, Corporation Square, Belfast, BT1 3AL. Tel: 028 9055 4422. Ferries to Stranraer, Liverpool and The Isle of Man.

30 miles

Port of Larne - Ferries - Larne Harbour Ltd, 9 Olderfleet Road, Larne, Co Antrim, BT40 1AS. Tel: +44 (0)28 2887 2100. Ferries to Cairnryan, Fleetwood & Troon. The Port of Larne is located 22 miles from Belfast, 120 miles from Dublin.

20 miles

Ballymena Tourist Information


Sport - Ballymena Ballymena - Sport - The Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Trostan Avenue, BALLYMENA, Co Antrim, BT42 7BL. Tel: 028 25641427. Ballymena Rugby Club, Eaton Park, 209 Raceview Road, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT42 4HU. Tel: (028) 2565 6746. Ballymena United FC, The Showgrounds, Warden Street, Ballymena. Tel: (028) 2565 2049.



Sport Ballymena - Sport - Ballymena Golf Club, 128 Raceview Road, Ballymena, Co. Antrim BT42 4HY. About 3 miles east of Ballymena, off the A42. Tel: 0 28 2586 1652.



Stores Ballymena - Shopping - Marks & Spencer, The Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Trostan Avenue, BALLYMENA, Co Antrim, BT42 7BL. Tel: 028 25641427. British Home Store Ballymena - Unit 57 Fairhill Shopping Centre, Fairhill Lane, Ballymena , BT43 6UF, Tel: 0845 8410125.



Entertainment Ballymena - Entertainment and attractions - Ballymena offers award-winning restaurants. It also has High street names as well as local long established family stores and shops.


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Telephoning Ballymena from abroad - To dial a number in Ballymena from outside the UK: dial the International Access Code of the country you are calling from - follow that by the Country Code for the country you are calling to (44 for the UK) - dial the local area code omitting the initial ‘0’ e.g. for London 020 becomes 20 - dial the phone number of the person you want to call in Ballymena

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