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aLink Card

aLink is a new Translink smartcard which provides annual travel on scheduled Translink services within Northern Ireland for the journey(s) you have chosen.  As an extra benefit you also get unlimited travel at weekends on the Translink bus and train network within Northern Ireland.

aLink annual smartcards are available for travel on Metro and Glider, NI Railways, Ulsterbus and Goldline services.  You can apply now for a quotation below.


Save Money With aLink
With aLink you can save up to 20% compared with buying monthly travel for a year. 


Apply for an aLink card in 3 Simple Steps
Step 1
Step 1
Request a Quote
Complete an online quote or pick up a Request for Quotation Form at any main Translink Station. Complete your form and return to Translink.
Step 2
Step 2
Accept Your Quote
Translink will then send you a quotation for your aLink card.
Simply accept your quotation and provide your payment details.
Step 3
Step 3
Enjoy Your aLink Card
Translink will post an aLink card to you, so you can enjoy saving every day.
As the new aLink card is an electronic smartcard, you will need to validate it on a bus or rail ticket machine reader every time you travel.



Current Annual Commuter Card holders do not have to apply for an aLink card using the process above. Only those customers who do not currently have an Annual Commuter card need to apply for an aLink card via the new aLink Request For Quotation process above.


Save 15%
By paying for your aLink card by monthly Direct Debit, you can save 15% on the total cost of your journey. 


Save 20%
By paying for your aLink card in one easy payment for the full amount, you can save 20% on the total cost of your journey.


For aLink enquiries
Phone 028 9035 4074
Translink Pass Office, Floor 1, 22 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7LX
email:  [email protected]