Trains Cardiff to Ballymena: Times, Prices and Tickets

25/05/2024
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Cardiff to Ballymena by train

The journey from Cardiff to Ballymena by train is 429.5 km and takes 14 hrs 18 mins. There are 17 connections per day, with the first departure at 04:08 and the last at 22:54. It is possible to travel from Cardiff to Ballymena by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration14 hrs 18 mins
Connection per Day17
First Departure04:08
Last Departure22:54
Distance429.5 km
DepartureCardiff
ArrivalBallymena
CarriersNational Rail
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Ballymena
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Ballymena.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cardiff to Ballymena, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cardiff to Ballymena.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Find the best day to travel to Ballymena by train

When travelling to Ballymena by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Cardiff to Ballymena CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
30.07kg
Bus
32.21kg
Flight
85.9kg
Car
68.72kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cardiff to Ballymena by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cardiff and Ballymena are 30.07kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cardiff and Ballymena? By taking the train between Cardiff and Ballymena you will save 55.83kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.14kg compared to a bus and 38.65kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cardiff and Ballymena by train?
Cardiff to Ballymena is 429.5 km.
How long does the train between Cardiff and Ballymena take?
Cardiff to Ballymena is on average 14 hrs 18 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 13 hrs 20 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Cardiff to Ballymena?
Cardiff to Ballymena has 17 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cardiff to Ballymena leave?
The earliest train from Cardiff to Ballymena departs at 04:08. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Cardiff to Ballymena depart?
The latest train from Cardiff to Ballymena departs at 22:54. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What's the fastest journey time between Cardiff to Ballymena by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cardiff and Ballymena is 13 hrs 20 mins.
Is there a direct train from Cardiff to Ballymena?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cardiff and Ballymena.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cardiff to Ballymena by train?
The train journey from Cardiff to Ballymena creates 30.07kg of CO2 emissions.

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