There are 5 ways to get from Swansea to Waterford by car, car ferry, train, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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

4 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, car ferry, bus via Wexford  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the bus from Wexford, Wexford Station to Waterford, Clock Tower The Quay 340

$88 - $111

Train to Cardiff, fly, bus  •  7 h 32 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 - $271

Train, train to Bristol, fly, bus  •  8 h 28 min

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

$85 - $292

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
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
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
$30 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $45
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 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
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 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 - $20
Schedules at
wexfordbus.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
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Swansea and Waterford is 228 km.

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Waterford is to drive and car ferry which costs £45 - £60 and takes 5 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Swansea to Waterford is to drive and car ferry which takes 5 h 56 min and costs £45 - £60.

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