How to get from Cardiff to Waterford

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Recommended option

Train, car ferry, bus  •  9 h 51 min

  1. 40 / ...

$107 - $134

Cheapest option

Fly Cardiff to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. CWL - DUB

$58 - $226

7 alternative options

Train, car ferry, bus via Wexford  •  10 h 39 min

  1. 340

$109 - $142

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 16 min

  1. 871
  2. 4 / ...

$63 - $78

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 32 min

$75 - $91

Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. BRS - DUB

$67 - $247

Train to Bristol, fly to Cork, bus  •  8 h

  1. BRS - ORK

$111 - $325

Fly Cardiff to Cork, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. CWL - ORK

$118 - $974

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8 h 26 min

  1. BHX - DUB

$92 - $308

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Waterford, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Cardiff to Waterford. However, you can take the train to Fishguard Harbour, take the walk to Fishguard, take the car ferry to Rosslare, take the walk to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour, then take the bus to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cardiff to Waterford via Fishguard Harbour, Fishguard, Rosslare, Rosslare Europort, Wexford, and Wexford, Wexford Station in around 10 h 39 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Cardiff to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Wexford Bus
Website
wexfordbus.com
Bus from Wexford, Wexford Station to Waterford, Clock Tower The Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
wexfordbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Waterford is 283 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Waterford is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £45 - £60 and takes 15 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Waterford is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 31 min and costs £40 - £170.

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Waterford. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station and arriving at Waterford, Waterford Bus Station via Birmingham and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 51 min to get from Cardiff to Waterford, including transfers.