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Balmoral Show 2019

Translink have great value deals for travel to this year’s Balmoral Show (15-18 May), so why not make the smart move by bus or train and visit Ireland’s largest Agricultural and Food Show! Plus, we’ve teamed up with RUAS for day tours packages including travel and admission.
 
Special transport arrangements are in place to help visitors get to and from the show grounds at Balmoral Park situated at Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Step 1
Visit our Bus + Train Week Stand!
Come and visit our Bus + Train Week stand at this year's Balmoral Show. Speak to Team Translink about our 2019 Bus + Train Week celebrations. We will be at the Eikon Centre EK09.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balmoral Show Day Tours by Coach
FREE
Book one of our combined travel and admission great value coach tours and you can travel in style by Goldline coach and fast track the queue with priority entry to the show. Have your show ticket already? We have travel only options available too!
 
 
 
 
 
 

FREE Shuttle Service from Lisburn

A free shuttle bus service will operate from Lisburn Train Station - operating approximately every 5 - 10 minutes at peak and off peak approximately 15 - 20 minutes. Shuttle services to operate between 09:00 and 18:20 except Thursday and Friday when the shuttle will operate from Balmoral Park to Lisburn Train Station until 20:20 and 19:20. Estimated journey time approximately 20 - 30 minutes.
 
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 on Enterprise services or North West services.
 
Wednesday 15th May- show closing time 18:00, last shuttle: 18:20
Thursday 16th May- show closing time 20:00, last shuttle 20:20
Friday 17th May- show closing time 19:00, last shuttle 19:20
Saturday 18th May- show closing time 18:00, last shuttle 18:20

 Rail Information

Travel from/to Dublin
Every day of the show a number of Enterprise services will stop at Lisburn Train Station:
  • Departing from Dublin Connolly at 07:35, 09:30, 11:20 & 13:20
  • Returning from Lisburn Train Station at 14:16, 16:16, 18:16 & 20:16
Travel from/to Newry
The following services will stop at Lisburn Train Station every day of the show.
  • An additional 10:10 Newry to Lisburn will operate calling at Poyntzpass 10:19, Scarva 10:24, Portadown 10:34, Lurgan 10:42, Moira 10:49 and Lisburn 11:02.
Returning from Lisburn Train Station at 17:30
Travel from/to the North West
  • The 06:52 Coleraine to Belfast will extend through to Lisburn, arriving 08:50.
  • The 07:05 ex Portrush to Belfast will extend through to Lisburn, arriving 09:13.
An additional 09:33 Ballymena to Lisburn will operate, calling at:Antrim 09:45, Mossley West 09:58, Yorkgate 10:07, Lanyon Place 10:11, Botanic 10:15, City Hospital 10:18, Great Victoria Street 10:21 and Lisburn 10:36.

The 08:38 Derry to Belfast will extend through to Lisburn, arriving 11:10.

An additional 18:33 Lisburn to Coleraine will operate, calling at:Lanyon Place 18:50, Antrim 19:14, Ballymena 19:28, Cullybackey 19.33, Ballymoney 19:58, Coleraine 20.10.

An additional 18:33 Lisburn to Coleraine will operate, calling at:Lanyon Place 18:50, Antrim 19:14, Ballymena 19:28, Cullybackey 19:33, Ballymoney 19:58 and Coleraine 20:10.
 
 
 
Step 1
Best Value Fares
Translink also have lots of best value fares to get you to this year’s Balmoral Show.
 
 
 
iLink Card
Travel with an iLink card and enjoy unlimited bus and train travel to and from the show for the day (includes free card when you buy online).
1/3 off NIRailways Day Returns after 9.30am
Travel between any two NI Railways Stations after 9:30am and get 1/3 off the price of a standard day return ticket.
FREE shuttle services are available from Lisburn Train Station
1/3 off Goldline Day Returns after 9.30am
Tickets to and from Belfast (in either direction) will be available after 9.30am. 
 
 
 
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.
Coach Hire
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.
Family & Friends Ticket
Enjoy unlimited travel for up to 2 adults + 4 children (minimum 1 adult + 1 child) on any scheduled bus or rail service within Northern Ireland. Available after 9.30am on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Free Travel For Seniors
If you have a Senior or 60+ Smartpass, you can travel for free on any Translink services within NI - you can also get free cross border travel with a Senior Smartpass (65+).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Published
25/03/2014

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