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Translink ‘Just the Ticket’ for Festive Travel

Translink’s Sean Brown, with Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Alderman Noel Williams launching Translink’s Christmas travel offers.

With the countdown to Christmas underway, Translink is encouraging more people to get on board and choose bus or rail for shopping, socialising and enjoying festive days out.

Shoppers, theatre goers and festive party revellers are reminded of the range of services available to help travel to local events or support local businesses, as well as a choice of discounted ticket options to help make everyone’s Christmas budget go further.

So why not hop on board and enjoy a trip to Ballymena's High Street, Carrickfergus Christmas markets or Larne's independent retailers this festive season – find more information at

Translink continues to provide everyday great value offers including 1/3 off day returns after 9.30am, or the Sunday Bus Rambler which covers all Translink bus services, including Ulsterbus, Goldliner, Metro and Glider for just £9 for an adult, and £4.75 for a child (available after 0915am on a Sunday).

There is also enhanced capacity on existing services each Friday, Saturday and Sunday up until December 23 and late-night buses and trains leaving Belfast have also been introduced as part of Translink’s Nightmovers services until 23 December.

Ian Campbell, Director of Service Operations at Translink said:

“We know it’s a busy time of year for many, with Christmas shopping, meet ups with family and friends and trips to the theatre often on the agenda to create lots of memorable Christmas connections. To make this even easier, we’ve introduced additional bus and rail services and enhanced our capacity, making days out even more convenient, comfortable, and enjoyable.


“With fares frozen at 2019 prices, it’s also a more affordable way to travel, making it budget friendly too as everyone is feeling the pinch this year.”


Mayor, Alderman Noel Williams added:

“Council is pleased to support Translink in championing our town centres. We have an array of local restaurants, cafes, and a strong retail offering right across our town centres and using public transport to enjoy time out and about this winter, is one less stress, can be cheaper and greener. These added services and offers will allow more people to come into the town centres and bolster the area’s night-time economy.”


For the latest timetable information, details of special offers and best value fares as well as help in planning your journey visit or download the Translink Journey Planner app.


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