There are 4 ways to get from Swansea to Waterford by car, car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry or plane

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Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Waterford

$66 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 4 / ...

$65 - $81

2 alternative options

Train, car ferry, bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...

$86 - $103

Train, fly, bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Dublin (DUB) CWL - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford

$77 - $255

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Waterford is to drive and car ferry which costs £50 - £60 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Waterford is to drive and car ferry which costs £50 - £60 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Waterford station. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Waterford, Waterford Bus Station via Birmingham and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 1 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Waterford is 143 miles.

The best way to get from Swansea to Waterford without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 8 h 32 min and costs £65 - £80.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Swansea to Waterford, including transfers.

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Swansea to Waterford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Waterford.
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  • Distance: 142.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

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

There is no direct connection from Swansea to Waterford. However, you can take the drive to Fishguard, take the car ferry to Rosslare, then take the drive to Waterford. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Swansea to Waterford via Fishguard Harbour, Fishguard, Rosslare, and Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour in around 8 h 32 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
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 - $19
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
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swansea Bus Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
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
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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