Getting Around Waterford - Travelling to Waterford
Waterford City is located in the South East of Ireland and is easily reached by
road, rail, sea or air. Once you have arrived in Waterford City, many attractions
are within walking distance and others are well served by public transport. Car
hire is available in Waterford City, taxis are readily available, and bicycles
are available for hire.
Travelling to Waterford by Road:
From Dublin: Waterford City is less than two hours drive from Dublin, take
the N7/N9 to the West of Dublin City (M50), and follow the M9/N9 motorway
to Waterford. As you approach Waterford City, cross the bridge and turn left
along the South Quay (N25).
From Cork: Waterford City is approximately 1.5 hours drive from Cork. When
leaving Cork, take the N25 through Midleton, Youghal Bypass, Dungarvan and
Waterford City. When you reach Waterford City continue on the (N25) and you
will come to South Quay.
From Rosslare: Waterford City is approximately 1 hour drive from Rosslare.
When leaving Rosslare, take the N25 for Wexford, New Ross and Waterford City.
As you approach Wateford City, cross the bridge and turn left along the Quay (N25).
Car rental in Waterford City or anywhere in Ireland is easy. For details of the
different car rental companies, visit www.carrentalcouncil.ie.
Travelling to Waterford by Rail:
There are excellent rail connections between Waterford City and Dublin City with
eight services daily. Plunkett Train Station in Waterford City is located close to the
City Centre and is served by public transport and taxis. For full train timetable and
ticket information, visit www.irishrail.ie.
Iarnród Eireann offers free travel for over 66s visiting Ireland. To avail of your
Golden Trekker you must reserve your tickets at least 72 hours prior to your arrival
in Ireland. For more information and to reserve your Golden Trekker Ticket,
Travelling to Waterford by Bus:
Waterford City is served by a number of bus companies who provide frequent
connections to other major cities and also serve smaller towns and rural areas.
Waterford City Bus Station is very centrally located within walking distance of
many hotels and served by taxis and local bus services.
For more information on timetables and ticket costs, visit the following websites:
Bus Eireann www.buseireann.ie
JJ Kavanagh & Sons www.jjkavanagh.ie/
If you are using public transport once you arrive in Waterford City, this timetable
booklet may by useful in helping you plan local journeys.
Travelling to Waterford by Sea:
The Ferry Ports of Cork, Rosslare, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin are within easy
travel distances to Waterford City.
Port of Cork to Waterford 150km 2hours
Dublin Port to Waterford 170km 2 hours 26min
Rosslare Port to Waterford 80km 1 hour
Dun Laoghaire to Waterford 180km 2 hours 30 min
Travelling to Waterford by Air:
Waterford Airport, which is 20 minutes from the City Centre, serves Galway, London Luton,
Birmingham, Manchester and Lorient.
Travel times from Ireland’s international airports are increasingly reducing with ongoing
upgrades to the national road and rail network. Waterford City is approximately 130km or
two hours from Cork Airport and 1802km or two and half hours from Dublin Airport.
Travelling to Waterford by Private Boat / Yacht:
Waterford City has two full serviced marinas with 100 berths on the South Quays, right in the
heart of the City. For details of mooring facilities visit the Waterford City Council website or
phone +353 51 309900.
Coach Parking in Waterford
There is a free secure municipal coach parking facility in Waterford City Centre. It contains twenty spaces together with coach washing and cleaning facilities and is monitored by CCTV.
The facility is located at Bolton Street car park which is at the rear of the House of Waterford Crystal.
In the short term, access to the facility is through the car park entrance which is barrier free.