Tickets & Travel Cards

We Have Options to Suit Everyone

Ensure best value with a travelcard, or buy tickets online, onboard, at a station or a ticket vending machine.

3 Day Flexi Ticket

Available on train services – unlimited travel on any 3 days out of 7 between two chosen rail stations within Northern Ireland. Available to purchase on mLink app, at stations or from a conductor. Ideal if you want the flexibility to travel any 3 days of the week.
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Our Travel Cards

We try to offer the best value for our customers. Travel cards are great for saving money and time.

  • Day, Weekly and Monthly Travel Card - Buy a daily, weekly or monthly travel card to save on Metro, Glider and Ulsterbus Town services. Find Out More about Day, Weekly and Monthly travel card

  • Multi Journey - Smartlink You can pre-purchase up to 40 pre loaded journeys for all bus services and save on every journey. Find out more about multi journey travel cards

  • yLink  If you are lucky enough to be between 16-23 apply for a Ylink card and you can enjoy 1/3 off on all bus and rail services within Northern Ireland. From 01 September 2020 until further notice you can get a free yLink card!  Find Out More about yLink

  • iLink  Available to buy online, our integrated ilink travel cards offer fantastic value for money with unlimited day, weekly and monthly bus and rail travel within specified zones across Northern Ireland. Find Out More about iLink

  • aLink   The alink is an annual travel card available for your selected scheduled bus or rail commute and gives you FREE, unlimited use of scheduled bus and train services at weekends. Find Out More about annual travel cards

  • 24+   Like it says on the tin! Discounted rail travel for aged 24+. (if you're a full time student!) - 1/3 off! From 01 September 2020 until further notice you can get a free 24+ Student Railcard! Find Out More about 24 plus travel

  • Belfast Visitor Pass   1,2 or 3 days travel within Belfast with lots of little extras from our business partners. Buy Now

  • Concession    Half Fare and free travel concession passes available for eligible users includes, 60+ and Senior Smartpasses. Find out more about concession passes

Smart cards are available to buy online. Please allow 72 hours for postal products. You may want to check out our mLink ticketing app for mobile tickets.

Buy On Board

Travel cards not for you? Paying on board or in station might be the more convenient way for you to travel. Check out special offers as promotional discounts are often available.

Paying on board for bus travel is cash for most services. 

Using Glider services - you need to buy your ticket before you board at the ticket vending machine (TVM). TVM's are at every Glider halt and you can pay by cash or card.

Enterprise Carnet Tickets

We have carnet tickets available for our Enterprise Dublin rail service which are books of single or day return tickets to use as and when you need. You can even upgrade you day return tickets on 'Enterprise Plus'.

Smartlink Agents
Agent list is correct at time of publishing. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that all details are correct, Translink accepts no responsibility for changes to the agent listing, or changes to the address details of any agent.

Fare Evasion

Fare evasion is a criminal offence that could lead to a court appearance and a fine of up to £1000. More about fare evasion

Insufficient Change

You will be given a card if you have tendered a large banknote and the bus driver has insufficient change available. Translink bus drivers have been instructed to adhere to the following Company procedure:

  • The driver has issued you with a valid ticket for your journey and collected the banknote.

  • If the driver acquires change along the route you will receive your change before disembarking, if not the driver will obtain the correct change at the bus station.

  • If you are not travelling to a bus station where change can be obtained, please provide the driver with your name and details of where you would like to collect your change (Metro passengers can collect at Metro Short Strand Depot or at a chosen Metro location).

Delay Repay

NI Railways operates a Delay-Repay scheme which represents a fairer way to compensate our passengers across the local network when things go wrong. More about delay-repay scheme

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Using Translink

We operate coach, bus and train services connecting cities, towns and villages throughout Northern Ireland and some cross border routes. We also offer dedicated Park and Ride routes and high frequency services to Belfast and Dublin airports.

More on Using Translink Services

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Special Offers
We have some great offers and promotions on tickets and services. More about special offers
Our Apps

Plan your journey, get live updates on the move or buy mobile tickets. More about our apps

We are committed to making continual improvements to services to meet the needs of people with disabilities. More about accessibility
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Cycle Park
We have recently installed and upgraded our cycling facilities across our bus and rail network, and we have now installed secure cycle componds at Holywood, Lisburn, Portadown, Carrickfergus, Lanyon Place Train Stations and on the Glider route at Dundonald PnR; Ulster Hospital; Holywood Arches; Colin Connect.  Cycle compounds are secure facilities and are only accesible when you purchase one of our secure 'Key Fobs'. Buy your Cycle Park Key Fob