Getting Here

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.

Saturday and Sundays FREE OVERFLOW PARKING at North Quays.

From Dublin: Waterford City is less than 1hr 30mins 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

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:

If you are using public transport once you arrive in Waterford City, this timetable booklet may by useful in helping you plan local journeys.

View Waterford City Bus Station on the map

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

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.

Map of Waterford City

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