Make smart moves with Translink travel to Balmoral Show, 13 – 15 May 2015.
With large crowds expected at the 147th Balmoral Show, make smart moves with Translink for hassle-free travel.
Translink have once again teamed up with RUAS to offer great value travel deals to encourage more people to take the bus and train to Ireland's largest Agricultural and Food Show. Special transport arrangements are in place to help visitors get to and from the show grounds at Balmoral Park situated at Maze Long Kesh, down the M1 motorway close to Lisburn.
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Free Shuttle Bus From Lisburn
Free shuttle bus services will operate from Lisburn Train Station - operating approximately every 10 - 15 minutes at peak and off peak approximately 20 – 30 mins.
Shuttle services to operate between 8.30am and 9pm. Estimated journey time approximately 20 - 30 minutes
Shuttle bus journey from Balmoral Park to Lisburn Train Station
Due to anticipated heavy congestion around the site, passengers are advised to allow 30 – 45 minutes transfer time for returning from the show (Balmoral Park) to make onward bus and train connections. Particularly if travelling cross border on Cross Border Enterprise services or North West services.
Balmoral Show Day Tours
Book one of our combined travel and admission great value coach tours or have your show ticket already? We have travel only options available. Travel in style by Goldline coach and fast track the queue with priority entry to the show.
1/3 Off Rail Returns
Travel between any two NIRailways Stations after 9:30am and get 1/3 off the price of a standard day retun ticket.
1/3 Off Goldline Day Returns
1/3 Off Day Return tickets to and from Belfast (in either direction) will be available Monday – Sunday after 9.30am. Simply transfer to train to travel on to Lisburn (Adult fare £4 return after 9.30am) and connect with the shuttle to Balmoral Park.
NIR Group Travel
Translink NI Railways offer special group discounts for parties of 10 or more helping you save money on your trip. Taking the train can add to the experience of your journey, allowing you to travel in comfort, free from the stress of traffic congestion and the hassle of parking.
Translink Coach Hire provides a quality service to meet customer requirements.
We can provide modern and comfortable 26 seater - 75 seater fully accessible vehicles including minibuses, single-deck buses, double-deck buses and coaches..
Free Travel For Seniors
Don't forget seniors with a Senior or 60+ Smartpass travel free on any Translink services within NI – you can also get free cross border travel with a Senior Smartpass (65+) so why not bring the family and the grandchildren for a special day out.
Travel with an iLink card
Travel with an ilink card and enjoy unlimited bus and train travel to and from the show from £10 (zone 2) - £16.50 (zone 4) for the day (includes free card when you buy online)
Balmoral Show Information
The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is Ireland's largest Agricultural and Food Show that entertains the whole family.
Calling all Smart Movers
Come and meet us at the Show! We'll have our own 'Smart Movers' information stand providing all you need to know about making smart moves with Translink to relax, catch up and save on your journeys. Find out about our best value tickets and enter our Smart Moves competition with great prizes up for grabs
Discounted Entry to the Show
Buy your Show admission ticket online in advance and get pre-show discount price of £15 per adult, compaired to £18 full price.
General Travel Advice
Shuttle buses will have limited space for prams and wheelchairs.
Passengers should ensure all prams / buggies are folded before getting on any of the shuttle buses or train services.
Please note there will be one wheelchair space available on each shuttle bus.
For passenger comfort, passengers are encouraged to avoid peak travel times and make their journeys after 9.30am and after the evening rush hour between 4-6pm.
Accessibility - Booking Assistance in Advance
If you wish to travel on a service not advertised as accessible, please call our Contact Centre 24 hours before you travel.
As we have a limited number of accessible coaches available, wheelchair users intending to travel on Goldline Services should call our Contact Centre 24 hours in advance.
Disabled passengers including wheelchair users travelling on Enterprise Cross Border Services should reserve a place 24 hours in advance of travel by phoning the Translink Contact Centre. All local train services are fully accessible.
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