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Blackpool Express North

Blackpool Express North

Coach and Sail express coach service to and from Belfast and Blackpool with Stena Line




We can provide complimentary travel within Northern Ireland on Translink bus and rail network for passengers travelling on the 981 service to and from the Europa Buscentre in Belfast (subject to prevailing local timetable). To avail of this you MUST notify your booking agent on purchase of an Ulsterbus Coach & Sail ticket. Please check for suitable connection times at your local depot. Not applicable to online bookings. It is your responsibility to be at the correct departure point at the correct time.


Discount parking available in Belfast, please enquire at time of booking.



In the event of the service being delayed, or if you miss the advertised departure time, due to factors which are outside our control, such as unpredictable delays caused by traffic congestion, road works or diversions, we shall not be liable for any losses, damage, costs or inconvenience that you suffer as a result.



Ulsterbus Coach & Sail services are operated by coaches equipped with reclining seats, onboard toilet facilities and FREE WiFi, giving you internet connection on the move! Smoking or vapping are not permitted on our coaches. Other coach providers may be sourced during periods of excess demand.



Booking really couldn’t be easier – to reserve your journey just telephone the Translink Travel Centre on 028 9033 7004. Lines are open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 12.30pm Saturday. Alternatively you can visit us at the Translink Travel Centre, Europa Buscentre, Glengall Street, Belfast BT12 5AH or any Ulsterbus depot throughout Northern Ireland.





Luggage space is limited. Two medium suitcase per person plus hand luggage are carried free of charge. You may be required to assist with loading and unloading of single luggage items over 25kg. Excess luggage will not be carried. No bikes or livestock, except Registered Assistance Dogs, are permitted.



One child  3 years of age and under may avail of the infant fare as long as they are accommpanied by one full paying adult fare. Additonal infants must pay the child fare. For Insurance purposes, for your convenience and that of other passengers, booking staff must be aware of all infants travelling, at the time of booking. Failure to do so may result in refusal of travel. All children aged 4 and over will be subject to the standard child fare.



Should you need to cancel your ticket, please telephone the Translink Travel Centre on 028 9033 7004 in advance of your journey. Refunds cannot be given to passengers who fail to arrive for their departure. Where travel is cancelled before time of travel a refund will be made subject to a 20% admin fee of the value of the unused portion of the ticket. Alterations can be made before the date and time of travel subject to amendment fee of £5.00 per ticket per single journey.



All tickets are sold subject to the standard conditions of Translink. Copies of our General Conditions of Carriage are available for inspection, on our website or at our offices. All information given in this leaflet is correct at time of print. However, we reserve the right to make alterations without notice and you are advised to check the exact details at the time of booking.



Due to possible disruption caused by adverse weather, we may have to arrange alternative ferry travel. This may involve an earlier departure from the Europa Buscentre. In periods of adverse weather please check 12 hours in advance of departure by calling the Travel Centre on 028 9033 7004 (Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm), the Translink Contact Centre on 028 9066 6630 (Monday - Friday 7.00am - 8.00pm, Sat - Sun 8.00am - 6.00pm) or by checking the Translink website for the latest travel news.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Blackpool Centre Blackpool Central Coach Station New Bonny Street
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Europa Buscentre,

Glengall Street,

Belfast, BT12 5AH

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday 09:00 - 12:30

Sunday Closed

Ulsterbus Limited trading as Ulsterbus Tours is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts.

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