There are 8 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  •  9 h 27 min

  1. 40 / ...

$102 - $135

Cheapest option

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Cardiff  •  5 h 48 min

  1. DUB - CWL

$67 - $211

6 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, train via Wexford  •  10 h 29 min

  1. 340

$104 - $143

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 33 min

$75 - $91

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

  1. DUB - BRS

$72 - $229

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. DUB - BHX

$96 - $294

Bus to Cork, fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. ORK - BRS

$109 - $323

Bus to Cork, fly to Cardiff  •  6 h 14 min

  1. ORK - CWL

$120 - $975

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 a vehicle from Waterford to Cardiff via Wexford, Wexford Station, Wexford, Rosslare Europort, Rosslare, Fishguard, and Fishguard Harbour in around 10 h 29 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Cork to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Cork to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
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
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Wexford Bus
Website
wexfordbus.com
Bus from Waterford, Clock Tower The Quay to Wexford, Wexford Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
wexfordbus.com
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Waterford and Cardiff is 283 km.

The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Cardiff is to drive and car ferry which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 6 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Waterford to Cardiff is to night bus and fly which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 55€ - 180€.

It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to get from Waterford to Cardiff, including transfers.