Full details of how much Translink bus and train tickets will cost after fare increase next month

Trains arriving at Great Victoria Street Station, beside the new Belfast Grand Central Station.
-Credit: (Image: Justin Kernoghan/Belfast Live)


Translink has announced a series of fare increases coming into effect next month for bus and rail passengers. Fares on Metro, NI Railways, and Ulsterbus will be revised following a decision by the Department for Infrastructure.

The majority of passengers in Northern Ireland will see fares increase by 6% on bus and 10% on rail, effective from Monday, June 3. The fare rise doe not impact on cross border coach and rail fares.

The fare increase comes ahead of a summer disruption expected with public transport around Northern Ireland, as ten train stations will close between Lisburn and Belfast Lanyon Place for two months, with bus substitutions in place. It's to connect the new Grand Central Station to the railway line.

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We have put together a list of how much tickets on Metro/Glider, Foyle Metro, Ulsterbus/Goldliner, NI Railways, Park and Ride, and Uni-Link will cost after the price rises come into force.

Metro/Glider

Ticket

Current Fare

Fare From 3 June 2024

Cash Single



Inner Zone

£1.70

£1.80

City Zone

£2.20

£2.30

Extended zone

£2.70

£2.90

Smartlink (per journey)**



Inner Zone

£1.35

£2.00

City Zone

£1.80

£2.00

Extended Zone (unchanged)

£2.00

£2.00

Day Ticket (cash)



All Day

£4.70

£5.00

DayLink / mLink



All Day

£3.70

£4.00

DayLink 5 Day Top-Up

£17.00

£18.50

DayLink 10 Day Top-Up

£34.00

£37.00

Travelcards



Weekly

£16.00

£17.00

Monthly

£60.00

£63.00

Annual aLink Card*

£576.00

£604.00

yLink



Single

50% Discount

50% Discount

yLink on mLink Day Ticket

£2.35

£2.50

Family



Family Day Ticket (Unchanged)

£10.00

£10.00

Additional Children (Unchanged)

£1.50

£1.50

Contactless Payment



1st Journey

£2.20

£2.30

2nd Journey

£1.50

£1.70

3+ Journeys

FREE

FREE

Daily Priced Capped At:

£3.70

£4.00

NI Railways

  • Maximum Single Fare will increase to £15.50

  • Maximum Day Return fare will increase to £24 (£19 on an iLink card)

  • Sunday Day Tracker will increase to £10

  • iLink Freedom of Northern Ireland day travelcard will increase to £19

Best value tickets for rail travel:

  • mLink fares (mobile app) are capped at the respective iLink Zone 4 price

  • Travel after 9.30am to save 25% off standard Day Return fares

  • Regular commuters can save up to 20% with an aLink annual travelcard

  • If you make a regular journey just a few days a week, try a 3 Day Select Ticket

  • Check whether an iLink card is better value for your journey (5 zones available) e.g. Freedom of Northern Ireland day travelcard (iLink Zone 4) for £19

  • Sunday Day Tracker (unlimited Sunday rail travel) £10

Enterprise fares remain unchanged.

Ulsterbus

Most Ulsterbus cash singles will increase between 10p and 50p depending on distance with a range of good value returns and Smartlink discounts.

Ticket

Fare from 3 June 2024

Town Service


Town Service Paper Day Ticket

£3.20

Town Service Day

£2.50

Town Service Weekly

£11.50

Town Service Monthly

£46.00

yLink


Single

50% discount

Family


Family and Friends

£24.00

Additional Children

£4.00

Bus Rambler


Sunday Bus Rambler

£10.00

Promotional Fare


Day Returns After 9:30am

25% off

Goldliner

Most Goldliner cash singles will increase between 10p and 50p depending on distance with a range of good value returns and Smartlink discounts.

Ticket

Fare from 3 June 2024

Single (Cash)

£14.50

Day Return

£23.00

Monthly Return

£27.50

Smartlink 10 Journeys*

£85.00

Coleraine Triangle Service Fares:

Ticket

Fare from 3 June 2024

Peak Day Ticket

£6.00

Foyle Metro

Ticket

Fare from 3 June 2024

Single (cash)

£1.90

Smartlink Multi Journey Card

£1.55

Town Service Paper Day Ticket

£3.20

mLink Day Ticket

£2.30

Smartlink


Smartlink Day Travelcard

£2.50

Smartlink Weekly Travelcard

£11.50

Smartlink Monthly Travelcard

£46.00

Airport Services

Airport Express 600 fares from June 3:

Ticket

Current Fare

Fare from 3 June 2024

Cash Single



Inner Zone

£1.70

£1.80

City Zone

£2.20

£2.30

Extended Zone

£2.70

£2.90

Smartlink (per journey)**



Inner Zone

£1.35

£2.00

City Zone

£1.80

£2.00

Extended Zone (unchanged)

£2.00

£2.00

Day Ticket (cash)



All Day

£4.70

£5.00

DayLink / mLink



All Day

£3.70

£4.00

DayLink 5 Day Top-Up

£17.00

£18.50

DayLink 10 Day Top-Up

£34.00

£37.00

Travelcards



Weekly

£16.00

£17.00

Monthly

£60.00

£63.00

Annual aLink Card*

£576.00

£604.80

yLink



Single

50% Discount

50% Discount

yLink on mLink Day Ticket

£2.35

£2.50

Family



Family Day Ticket (unchanged)

£10.00

£10.00

Additional Children (unchanged)

£1.50

£1.50

Contactless Payment



1st Journey

£2.20

£2.30

2nd Journey

£1.50

£1.70

3+ Journeys

FREE

FREE

Daily Price Capped at

£3.70

£4.00

Airport Express 300 fares from June 3:

Ticket

Current Fare

Fare from 3 June 2024

Single Cash

£8.50

£9.00

One Month Return

£12.50

£13.50

Smartlink 10 Journeys*

£55.00

£60.00

Park and Ride

Ticket

Fares from 3 June 2024

Black's Road P&R


Single

£2.30

Daylink / mLink

£4.00

Smartlink 10 Journeys

£20.00

Sprucefield P&R


Single

£4.00

Return

£6.40

Smartlink 10 Journeys

£31.50

Cairnshill P&R


Single

£2.30

Return

£4.60

DayLink / mLink

£4.00

Smartlink 10 Journeys

£20.00

Ballymartin P&R


Single

£4.00

Return

£6.40

Smartlink 10 Journeys

£31.50

Uni-Link

yLink 50% Discount on Single Tickets (remains unchanged). Best Value Fare: £2.50 yLink on mLink Day Ticket (previously £2.35)

Ticket

Current Fare

Fares from 3 June 2024

Cash Single



Inner Zone

£1.70

£1.80

City Zone

£2.20

£2.30

Extended Zone

£2.70

£2.90

Smartlink (per journey)**



Inner Zone

£1.35

£2.00

City Zone

£1.80

£2.00

Extended Zone (unchanged)

£2.00

£2.00

Day Ticket (cash)



All Day

£4.70

£5.00

DayLink / mLink



All Day

£3.70

£4.00

DayLink 5 Day Top-Up

£17.00

£18.50

DayLink 10 Day Top-Up

£34.00

£37.00

Travelcards



Weekly

£16.00

£17.00

Monthly

£60.00

£63.00

Annual aLink Card*

£576.00

£604.80

yLink



Single

50% Discount

50% Discount

yLink on mLink Day Ticket

£2.35

£2.50

Family



Family Day Ticket (unchanged)

£10.00

£10.00

Additional Children (unchanged)

£1.50

£1.50

Contactless Payment



1st Journey

£2.20

£2.30

2nd Journey

£1.50

£1.70

3+ Journeys

FREE

FREE

Daily Price Capped at

£3.70

£4.00


Cross-city Fares Journeys made to/from Queen's University Belfast crossing through the city centre to/from Ulster University, York Street Train Station, Northern Regional College & UU Jordanstown:

Ticket

Current Fare

Fares from 3 June 2024

U1 QUB to UU Belfast & Yorkgate Station

£2.20

£2.30 Cash Single

U2 QUB to UU Belfast

£2.20

£2.30 Cash Single

U2 QUB to NRC & UU Jordanstown

£3.30

£3.60 Cash Single

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