Waterford Plunkett railway station has a waiting area, ticket office, ticket vending machines, shop (The Railway Kiosk), toilets and rail and tourist information leaflet racks. The station has an eircom WiFiHub hotspot. Immediately outside the station taxis are available and a city street map is on display.
The bus station is around 480 metres distant. To reach the bus station/city centre cross the bridge that faces the railway station - there is a footpath throughout and it is advisable to allow at least ten minutes as there are a number of pedestrian crossings along the way. The city centre is a short walk beyond the bus station (allow a further five minutes).
An interior view of Waterford Plunkett.
Waterford Plunkett has an eircom WiFiHub hotspot. The eircom website has further info and may be visited by clicking on the logo.
Onwards to Kilkenny/Carlow/Kildare/Dublin:
Above: train approaching Waterford against the background of Mount Misery.
There are seven trains a day each way (four on Sundays) on the line from Waterford Plunkett to Dublin Heuston. Intermediate stations are Thomastown, Kilkenny, Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown), Carlow, Athy, Kildare and Newbridge (not all trains serve all intermediate stations - please check the timetable for full details).
Catering is available on all trains and First Class on certain trains.
Sample rail fares to/from Waterford:
Further fare info is available on the following pages of the Irish Rail website:
It is possible to bring a bicycle by train. Waterford to Carrick-on-Suir/ Clonmel € 2.50single; €5 return Waterford to Cahir / Tipperary / Limerick Junction: € 4.00 single; €8 return
The InterCity train deployed on the line has a rack with space for three bicycles in one of its carriages.In the event of a smaller Commuter train being used a passenger should remain with their bicycle in the vestibule at all times. The carriage of bicycles is at staff discretion.
All-in rail & sea tickets Waterford to Britain:
The document below details rail & sea options from Waterford to Britain via Dublin - Holyhead. Please click here to visit this website's page about travelling by sea & rail from Rosslare.
Waterford Bus Station:
Waterford Bus Station has a travel centre, waiting room, shop, toilets (20c coin required), timetable/ leaflets rack and free-to-use Wi-fi.
There is a left luggage facility at the shop (a charge applies).
The Suirway bus stop is near the bus station on the same side.
Rail replacement route 370 to South Co. Wexford & Rosslare Europort:
Bus Éireann route 370 serves New Ross and locations in South County Wexford including Campile, Wellingtonbridge, Rosslare Strand and Rosslare Europort. There are two journeys in each direction between Waterford and Rosslare Europort Mondays to Saturdays inclusive.
Departure times from Waterford Bus Station are 10.00 (arrive Rosslare Europort 12.15) and 17.30 (arrive Rosslare Europort 19.10).
Ex Rosslare Europort Ferry Terminal the journeys depart at 06.40 and 13.45 (there is no Sunday service on route 370). The 06.40 and 17.30 journeys loosely mirror the train they replace in terms of providing a commuter link to/from Waterford.
These journeys are also conveniently timed for passengers travelling to/from the Fishguard ferry (Stena Line) and availing of the integrated SailRail service. Click here to visit this website's page about travelling by sea & rail from Rosslare.
Bus Éireann also operate Expressway route 40 between Waterford and Rosslare Europort via New Ross and Wexford.
Photo above: route 370 bus at Rosslare Europort Ferry Terminal.
Money-saving tip: the fares from Waterford to Rosslare Europort on route 370 are significantly cheaper than those on route 40 (this is because fares on rail replacement route 370 were initially the same as the rail fares).Tickets can be bought from the bus driver on boarding route 370. Fares are € 15.00 adult single (same for a day return) and € 22.50 for a standard return (valid for returning within a month).
City bus services:
Waterford City bus services are operated separately by two bus companies: Bus Éireann and Kenneally's/J.J. Kavanagh & Sons.There are eight routes in total.
Routes 601, 602, 603, 604 & 605:
Bus Éireann operate Waterford city routes 601 to 605 inclusive.
Pictured left is a Bus Éireann city service approaching the Clock Tower bus stop.
Pictured left is aKenneally's/J.J. Kavanagh & Sonsbus at the Clock Tower bus stop.
Visit surrounding areas by Suirway: Suirway bus routes link Waterford city to several of the key tourist attractions in the surrounding area.Listed on this website's Waterford page are some of the places that are just a bus journey of around half an hour's duration from the city.
Date of last update to this page: 26th December, 2016: update of fares info.