There are 7 ways to get from Waterford to Cardiff by bus, car ferry, train, car, night 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

Bus, car ferry, train  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Ferrybank to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour 40
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central

£95 - £123

Cheapest option

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Cardiff  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cardiff (CWL) DUB - CWL

£49 - £189

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Drive, car ferry  •  6h 18m

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

£58 - £71

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bristol (BRS) DUB - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

£51 - £276

Bus to Cork, fly to Bristol, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
  2. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Bristol (BRS) ORK - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

£82 - £347

Bus to Cork, fly to Cardiff  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
  2. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Cardiff (CWL) ORK - CWL

£100 - £280

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Birmingham, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Birmingham (BHX) DUB - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

£87 - £419

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The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Cardiff is to drive and car ferry which costs 65€ - 80€ and takes 6h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Cardiff is to night bus and fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 6h 1m.

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The distance between Waterford and Cardiff is 177 miles.

The best way to get from Waterford to Cardiff without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 9h 6m and costs 100€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 9h 6m to get from Waterford to Cardiff, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Flybe offers flights from Dublin Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 780+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at £75 per night.

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

There is no direct connection from Waterford to Cardiff. However, you can take the bus to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour, take the walk to Rosslare, take the car ferry to Fishguard, take the walk to Fishguard Harbour, then take the train to Cardiff Central. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Rosslare, take the car ferry to Fishguard, then take the drive to Cardiff.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from Cork to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £260
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£15 - £200
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£18 - £190
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from Cork to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £260
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £35
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Bus operators
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 Ferrybank to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Bus Eireann
Night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £20
Website
Bus Eireann
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £12
Website
Dublin Coach
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
Transport for Ireland
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£31
Website
Stena Line

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