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There are 5 ways to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford by bus, train or car

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Bus via Dublin  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Heuston Station, stop 135421 23
  2. Take the bus from Outside Heuston Train Station to The Quay 736 / ...

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Bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 73

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Train  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Kilcock Sligo/Longford Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Waterford Kildare/Waterford Service / ...

Train, bus  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Carrick On Shannon to Dublin Connolly Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Irish Rail Building North Wall Quay to Ballybricken 736

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford 249.9 km
Carrick-on-Shannon → Waterford
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The cost-effective way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford is to bus, which costs €26 - €40 and takes 6h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford. However, there are services departing from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 and arriving at The Quay via Outside Heuston Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Waterford is 199 km. The road distance is 249.9 km.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford without a car is to bus via Dublin which takes 5h 5m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford, including transfers.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford bus services, operated by Expressway, depart from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 station.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford is to bus via Dublin which takes 5h 5m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 5h 56m.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford bus services, operated by Kenneally's Bus Service, arrive at The Quay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford is 250 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford.

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Map of how to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford.
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  • Distance: 198.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between Carrick-on-Shannon, IE-LM, Ireland and Waterford, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford via Heuston Station, stop 135421 and Outside Heuston Train Station in around 5h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Waterford via Kilcock, Kilcock Square, stop 103421, Heuston Station, stop 135421, and Heuston in around 5h 56m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Kilcock
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€12 - €15
Flexible
€15 - €18
Train from Heuston to Waterford
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€19 - €22
Train from Carrick On Shannon to Dublin Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€14 - €17
Flexible
€17 - €20
Bus operators
Expressway
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Heuston Station, stop 135421
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Heuston Station, stop 10995 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Kenneally's Bus Service
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Outside Heuston Train Station to The Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Kenneally's Bus Service
Bus from Irish Rail Building North Wall Quay to Ballybricken
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Kenneally's Bus Service
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Bus Eireann

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