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Special Bus and Rail Offers from Translink this Christmas

Translink has loads of travel deals and great savings available this Christmas for shopping, entertainment or socialising in Belfast. These include Park and Ride services to Belfast city centre so you can avoid traffic congestion and the hassle of looking for a parking space, enhanced Ulsterbus and NI Rail services and Metro special offers which will leave you free for shopping and spending time with family and friends. Make the Smart Move this Christmas with Translink.

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Metro Bus 

  • £2 Evening Return after 6.30pm on all Metro bus services from 1 – 30 November 2017.
  • £3 Day Travel after 9.30am on all Metro bus services from 1 – 31 December 2017 (available on mLink, dayLink and day ticket).
  • Metro Night Movers: Midnight departures across all 12 Metro corridors on Friday and Saturday nights from 1 – 22 December 2017 (inclusive). All services will depart from usual departure points.

View Metro Bus Timetables

Park and Ride

  • £3 Day Travel after 9.30am available for Black's Road, Dundonald and Cairnshill Park and Ride sites from 1 – 31 December 2017 (available on mLink, dayLink and day ticket).
  • Day Return Ticket for the price of a single after 9.30am available for Sprucefield and Ballymartin Park and Ride sites from 1 November – 31 December 2017.
  • Cairnshill, Dundonald, Ballymartin, and Blacks Road Park and Ride sites will operate extra late evening and Saturday services from 1 – 31 December 2017.
  • Northside and Eastside Park and Ride sites will operate late evening services in addition to the normal Saturday service.

View Park and Ride Timetables

NI Railway 

  • 1/3 Off Day Return tickets after 9.30am on all local services.
  • 25% discount on local rail monthly tickets purchased between 27 November – 9 December 2017 (paper ticket and mLink).

Late night departures on Fridays and Saturdays from 1 – 22 December 2017 (inclusive). All services will depart from Great Victoria Street Station:

  • 11.55pm to Lisburn (all stops)
  • 12.15am to Portadown (first stop Lisburn)
  • 12.15am to Bangor (all stops except City Hospital)
  • 12.20am to Carrickfergus (all stops except City Hospital).

View NI Railways Timetables

Ulsterbus

  • Day Return Ticket for the price of a single after 9.30am from 1 November – 31 December 2017.
  • Foyle Metro £2 Day Ticket available after 9.30am from 1 - 31 December 2017.

View Ulsterbus Timetables

Goldline

  • Day Return Ticket for the price of a single after 9.30am from 1 November – 31 December 2017.

Selected midnight departures on Fridays and Saturdays from 1 – 22 December 2017 (inclusive). Booking online is recommended to guarantee a seat. All services will depart from Europa Bus Centre (online booking will close on evening of departure at 5pm):

  • 206 Newtownards (Ulsterbus Express)
  • 212 Derry~Londonderry
  • 215 Downpatrick
  • 219 Ballymena
  • 237 Newcastle
  • 238 Newry
  • 256 Larne
  • 261 Dungannon.

View Goldline Timetables

Family and Friends Day Travel

  • £17 Translink Family and Friends Day Travel (up to 2 adults and 4 children) for all local rail and bus journeys (price reduced from £22) available 16 December – 1 January 2017.
  • £7 Metro Family and Friends Day Travel (up to 2 adults and 4 children) for all day travel across the Metro network (price reduced from £9) available 16 December – 1 January 2017.

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