The nearest Airports to Waterford are in Dublin and Cork. There is very little difference between Dublin to Waterford and Cork to Waterford; however, as Dublin is a much larger Airport it will have many more flights landing each day. Also, public transport between Dublin and Waterford is better than Cork and Waterford.
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 lef along the South Quay (N25).
From Cork: Waterford City is approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from Cork. When leaving Cork, take the N25 passing Midleton, Youghal Bypass, Dungarvan and Waterford City. When you reach Waterford City, continue on the (N25) and you will come to South Quay and arrive at Waterford Bus station.
If your flight leaves in the morning from the Dublin or Cork Airports, you should plan to leave Waterford the day before and reserve a Hotel room in Dublin or Cork close to the Airport and plan according
Travelling to Waterford by Rail
There are excellent rail connections between Dublin City (Heuston station) and Waterford City (Plunkett station) with eight services daily. Plunkett Train Station in Waterford City is located close to the City Centre and is served by taxis.It takes about an hour with a taxi to arrive at the Heuston Station.There are Taxis right outside the train station and some hotels along the Quay are located walking distance (10 -15 minutes) from the Train station (see map for reference). There are rooms for luggage on the train and booking online is cheaper than buying at the station. For full train timetable and ticket information, visit www.irishrail.ie.
There are no rail links between Cork and Waterford.
Travelling to Waterford by Bus
Waterford City is served by a number of bus companies from Dublin Aairport that provide frequent connections to other major cities and also serve smaller towns and rural areas.
Waterford City Bus Station is centrally located within walking distance of many hotels and served by taxis and local bus services.
Bus stations are located right outside Dublin Airport Terminal 1. For Bus Eireann go to Zone 11 (Stop 2) and for JJ Kavangh JJ Kavanagh & Sons Bus follow the signs for Zone 12 (Stop 8).
For more information on timetables and ticket costs, visit the following websites:
Bus Eireann www.buseireann.ie
JJ Kavanagh & Sons www.jjkavanagh.ie/
For JJ Kavanagh timetables, please visit
You should be at the Airport at least 2 hours before departure and check your bus schedule accordingly.
There are no direct buses from Cork Airport to Waterford. However, there is a bus (Bus Eireann) from Cork Airport to Cork Bus Station where you can get a bus to Waterford City. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get to Cork City from the Cork airport by bus. For bus timetables and tickets please visit www.buseireann.ie
Dublin Airport: For information on transport from the Aairport to the bus and train station please visit this website. The bus stops at both the train bus station (Busa Aras) and the train station (Heuston station). This journey takes about 50 mins. See website: https://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/7471121/ Tickets cost €7 (single) and €12 for return tickets.
Taxi from Dublin Airport to train/bus station will cost around €40 each way.
Cork Airport to Cork city takes 30 minutes approximately by bus. For bus and taxi information from Cork Airport to Cork bus train station please see the following website; http://www.corkairport.com/gns/to-from-the-airport/by-bus-or-coach.aspx . It takes 2 hours to get to Waterford City from Cork City by bus. For bus timing and booking, check http://www.buseireann.ie/timetables/1474644447-226.pdf
Please note: Steering wheel is located on the right side of the automobile
Car rental in Waterford City or anywhere in Ireland is easy. For details of the
different car rental companies, visit www.carrentalcouncil.ie
Both Cork and Dublin Airports provide hire car facilities:
Dublin Airport Car Rental Info:
Cork Airport Rental Info: http://www.corkairport.com/gns/to-from-the-airport/car-hire.aspx