Visitor Information

The Junction

111 Ballymena Road Antrim BT41 4LL

Opening times

Please note that specific opening hours may apply to holiday periods. The Centre will be closed on Easter Sunday and Christmas Day, all other days are normal trading hours.

Mon–Wed 10am–6pm
Thur & Fri 10am–9pm
Sat 9am–6pm
Sun 1pm–6pm (Closed Easter Sunday & Christmas Day)

About Us

Shopping and entertainment don’t get bigger than this. The Junction is the GO-to retail and leisure destination in Northern Ireland. A playground for visitors of all ages. Shopping is only one part of The Junction experience. As well as over 30 retailers, we offer a wide range of places to eat and drink, activities for the kids and a 10-screen Omniplex cinema. There is more than enough to keep the whole family entertained! A great day out on a grand scale.

Getting here

You can find us at Junction 1 of the M22 / M2, just 20 miles from Belfast City Centre.

Directions by road

From Belfast: Take the M2 from Belfast, where the motorway changes from the M2 to the M22 take the exit for Antrim / Ballymena / Coleraine (A26). At the roundabout follow signs to Antrim and then follow signs for The Junction.

From Derry/Londonderry: Take the A6 from Londonderry and follow until the A6 becomes the M22. Take the exit for Antrim / Ballymena / Coleraine (A26). At the roundabout follow signs to Antrim and then follow signs for The Junction.

Directions by rail

Antrim is the closest railway station to The Junction, just 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport.

Only ten minutes from Belfast International Airport

Follow the signs for Antrim town, heading through Antrim town and follow signs to Ballymena. The Junction is on the Ballymena Road as you leave Antrim on the A26, before reaching the M2/M22 motorway.

Only 20 Minutes from Belfast City Airport

Exit the airport on to the Sydenham Bypass city-bound, follow the road onto the M3 then continue on to the M2. Take the M2 from Belfast, where the motorway changes from the M2 to the M22 take the exit for Antrim / Ballymena / Coleraine (A26). At the roundabout follow signs to Antrim and then follow signs for The Junction.

Coach Trips

We’re open 7 days a week and on route to major tourist attractions on Antrim’s North Coast, such as the Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Bushmills Distillery.

The Junction is the ideal stop off to shop for great brands at bargain prices. Situated off Junction 1, off the M22 / M2, we’re just 20 minutes from Belfast City Centre. We have free coach parking and a dedicated coach drop off and pick up point.

The Junction offers a warm welcome to all coach parties and drivers. Every coach passenger is greeted personally and given a site map and their exclusive passenger discount vouchers, offering an extra discount in many of our stores including Marks & Spencer, Clarks, Denby, Nike and many, many more.

We also offer a superb driver incentive package with cash incentive (dependent on group size, we offer £20 for groups of 20 or more and £10 for groups of less than 20 passengers.) We also offer a £5 meal voucher per visit to the Coach Driver/Tour Operator.

Get in touch

It’s easy to get in touch with The Junction, just use the details below. If you are interested in organising a coach trip to The Junction, please fill in the form below or contact the Visitor Information Centre.

Visitor Information Centre 111 Ballymena Road, The Junction Antrim BT41 4LL  Tel: +44 (0)28 9442 9111 or (048) 9442 9111 from Republic of Ireland Fax: +44 (0)28 9442 5850 Email: info@thejunctionshopping.com

Group Organiser/Private Party Hire