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There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Waterford by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Waterford Kildare/Waterford Service

$35 - $55

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 4 / ...

$9 - $35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Waterford 102.6 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Waterford is to bus which costs 8€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Waterford is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Busáras and arriving at Waterford, Waterford Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston and arriving at Waterford. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Waterford is 133 km. The road distance is 164.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Waterford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

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The train from Heuston to Waterford takes 2 h 11 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Dublin to Waterford bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Busáras station.

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Dublin to Waterford train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Heuston station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Waterford is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Waterford.
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  • Distance: 83 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Waterford, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Waterford every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, Bus Eireann operates a bus from Dublin to Waterford hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $34 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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Dublin to Waterford bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Waterford, Waterford Bus Station.

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Dublin to Waterford train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Waterford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Waterford is 164 km. It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to drive from Dublin to Waterford.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Waterford. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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