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Translink encourage Summer days out with special fares and day trip ideas

Friends Matthew and Churtikhan get ready for summer adventures with Translink

Friends Matthew and Churtikhan get ready for summer adventures with Translink

With summer in full swing, Translink is encouraging more people to get out and explore by bus or train.

The public transport provider has a host of great value faresfor everyone to enjoy this Summer and has launched a handy webpage to make it even easier to plan your summer day trip at

From days out in Belfast, to exploring all that Northern Ireland has to offer, there are so many comfortable, hassle-free and affordable ways to travel with Translinkand connect with family and friends throughout the summer.

Families can take advantage of the Family and Friends ticket for £23, which offers unlimited day travel on all Translink services within Northern Ireland for up to two adults and four children. Or explore more of what Belfast has to offer with a Metro & Gilder Family ticket for just £10 for 2 adults and 4 children which provides unlimited day travel on all Metro and Glider services.

It's not just families who can make the most of bus and train summer days out - the Bus Rambler ticket forunlimited day travel is only £10 per adult and can be used on all Ulsterbus, Goldliner, Metro and Glider services within Northern Ireland after 9.15am.

For those who want to go further afield, the iLink Travel Card will offer unlimited bus and train day travel within Northern Ireland for only £17.50 or £8.75 for a child or ylink card holder. Or if you’re eligible for a 60+ SmartPass or a Senior SmartPass, you can take advantage of free travel anywhere in Northern Ireland on any Translink bus or train service completely free of charge.

Commenting on the range of offers available, David Cowan, Director of Commercial Operations at Translink said:

“Summer is a great time to explore and re-discover so much of what Northern Ireland has to offer. With Translink’s great value fare offers to help keep days out affordable, there’s even more reason get on board andvisit new places. With great cities, coasts, countryside and attractions all over Northern Ireland, we have a service ensure you’re better connected.

“With a great choice of park and ride facilities to take advantage of, travelling by bus or train removes the hassle and cost of driving and parking and is better for the environment, making it a more sustainable and stress-free way to travel. So just sit back, relax and enjoy the journey this summer.”  

Translink is also advising passengers that bus and train services will be operating holiday timetables for the July Bank Holiday on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th July.


To find out more about what fare offers are available to you and get up-to-date information on timetables, special journey routes, and ideas for other fun days out visit


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