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The Balmoral Show

Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 May 2018
Balmoral Park, Lisburn
Make the smart move and travel with Translink to the Balmoral Show from 16-19 May 2018.
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, Lisburn.
Step 1
Look Out For Us
Come and visit our Bus + Train Week and Glider stand at this year's Balmoral Show. Speak to Team Translink about our Bus + Train Week celebrations for 2018 and about our new Glider service. We will be at the Ekon Centre (EK09)
Balmoral Show Day Tours by Coach
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 Information
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 16th May- show closing time 18:00, last shuttle: 18:20
Thursday 17th May- show closing time 20:00, last shuttle 20:20
Friday 18th May- show closing time 19:00, last shuttle 19:20
Saturday 19th May- show closing time 18:00, last shuttle 18:20
Rail Information
Travel by train 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 by train from/to Newry
If you are travelling from Newry Train Station, the following services will stop at Lisburn Train Station every day of the show.
Departing from Newry Train Station at 10:00
Returning from Lisburn Train Station at 17:30
Note: services will also stop at Scarva and Poyntzpass.
Travel by train from/to the North West
Selected morning services will operate through to Lisburn so passengers will not need to change in Belfast (Wednesday 16 May – Friday 18 May 2018)
From Time
Derry-Londonderry 07:38, 0838
Portrush 07:05, 08:03* & 09:03*
Coleraine 07:19, 08:19 & 09:19
*connects at Coleraine
An additional service from Lisburn Train Station at 18:33 will operate. The first stop after Lisburn will be Antrim, terminating in Coleraine at 20:10.
Step 1
Other Ticket Options
Translink also have lots of best value fares to get you to this year’s Balmoral Show at Balmoral Park, Maze Long Kesh
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 Rail Returns
Travel between any two NI Railways Stations after 9:30am and get 1/3 off the price of a standard day return ticket.
1/3 Off Goldline and Ulsterbus Day Returns
Tickets available on all Goldline and Ulsterbus services within Northern Ireland 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) for only £22 on ANY scheduled bus or rail service within Northern Ireland. Available after 9.30am on weekdays and ALL DAY Saturday.
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.
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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