Ballymena travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ballymena

With a population of 28,932, Ballymena is a must-see destination in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

When to visit Ballymena

Ballymena in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 150
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ballymena in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 150
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Ballymena


When flying to Ballymena, you’ll arrive at Belfast Intl Airport (BFS), which is located 24 km from the city centre


Another option to get to Ballymena is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 229 km from Ballymena. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in Edinburgh.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Ballymena, including National Express, Bus and Hannon Coach. From Dublin, the bus ride to Ballymena takes 177 km and will cost you around C$ 40. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about C$ 147 for a journey of 523 km.

Airports near Ballymena

Airlines serving Ballymena

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British Airways
Good (2,143 reviews)
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Air France
Good (638 reviews)
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,704 reviews)
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Aer Lingus
Good (573 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (104 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (656 reviews)
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Qantas Airways
Good (280 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,015 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (426 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (63 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Ballymena

Most booked hotels in Ballymena

Cullentra House
Excellent (9.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 108+
Garron View
Excellent (9.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 91+
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 339+
Tullyglass House Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 240+
Rosspark Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 177+
Adair Arms Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 161+

Renting a car in Ballymena

Expect to pay C$ 2.39 per litre in Ballymena (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 28.60 and C$ 38.13.