Getting to Waterford


There are many ways of getting to Waterford City, whether you are traveling by air, train, or roads. Waterford County is very well connected with other cities in Ireland making it easy to come to your desired destination. Below we have listed all the ways of how you can get to Waterford City and from there you can easily travel to other destinations.


  • Airports

    When you fly into Waterford Airport there are multiple ways to get to Waterford City.  Please check the desired providers’ websites for more information and possible changes in their schedules.

    For more private travels, Executive Travel provides a private transfer service for clients with a personalised ‘Meet and Greet’ at all Airports / Ferryports and Cruise Line Terminals in Ireland.  Visit their website or contact them at for more information.


    The Waterford City train station is Plunkett station. Travel time to the station is 20 minutes by car from Waterford Airport. Plunkett station is part of the Irish Rail network. Timetables can be viewed and train tickets booked at


    The Waterford City bus terminal is located on the City Quayside, a 15-minute drive from Waterford Airport. For timetables and booking see

    Bookings for private bus operators can be arranged for group transportation, for a list of local operators see Or contact the Airport for assistance.


    Journey time by taxi from the airport to Waterford City and local towns Dunmore East and Tramore is 15 minutes. Taxis can be ordered in advance by contacting any of the taxi companies. You will find a list of local companies at


     The other nearest major airports are Cork Airport, Shannon Airport, and Dublin Airport.

  • Trains

    If you are travelling by train, the Dublin-Waterford line stops at Waterford-Plunkett Station which is situated on the Quay in the centre of Waterford City. The train trip takes a couple of hours and the frequency of the trains can be found on Irish trail website.

    For further information on rail services, visit

Driving Distances from Waterford City KM
Athlone 174
Belfast 333
Derry 383
Dublin 158
Galway 220
Limerick 129
Shannon Airport 153
Killarney 193

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