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There are 12 ways to get from Waterford to Chester by bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry, 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.

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Bus, car ferry, train  •  10h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Busáras 4 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester

£81 - £128

Cheapest option

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Liverpool  •  6h 28m

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

£37 - £192

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Train, car ferry  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the train from Waterford to Heuston
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester

£88 - £143

Bus, car ferry, train via Dublin  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 600
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester

£67 - £118

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15h 15m

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

£64 - £85

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 40m

  1. Drive from Waterford to Dublin
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Drive from Holyhead to Chester

£61 - £80

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Manchester  •  6h 19m

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

£42 - £148

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Birmingham, train  •  7h 41m

  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 International to Crewe

£56 - £198

Bus to Cork, fly to Manchester  •  8h 26m

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

£59 - £206

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) DUB - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
  4. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester

£53 - £177

Bus to Cork, fly to Liverpool  •  8h 10m

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

£48 - £330

Bus to Shannon, fly to Manchester  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Manchester (MAN) SNN - MAN

£52 - £290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Chester is to night bus and fly which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 6h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Chester is to night bus and fly which costs 45€ - 170€ and takes 6h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterford station to Chester. However, there are services departing from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station and arriving at Chester via Dublin and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 15m.

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The distance between Waterford and Chester is 302 km.

The best way to get from Waterford to Chester without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 10h 51m and costs 90€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 10h 51m to get from Waterford to Chester, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Waterford to Chester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Chester station.

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British Airways, Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Waterford to Chester.
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 10h 51m

What companies run services between Waterford, Ireland and Chester, England?

There is no direct connection from Waterford to Chester. However, you can take the bus to Busáras, take the line 53 bus to Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, take the walk to Dublin, take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, then take the train to Chester. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Waterford to Chester via Heuston, Heuston, Busáras, Busáras, Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, Dublin, Holyhead, and Holyhead in around 10h 55m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£16 - £170
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£16 - £190
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£15 - £180
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£16 - £180
Flights from Cork to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £190
Flights from Shannon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£12 - £85
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£24 - £210
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£23 - £220
Flights from Cork to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £230
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£23 - £220
Flights from Cork to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cork to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
First Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Train from Birmingham International to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£10 - £14
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
First Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £19
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £19
First Anytime Day Single
£19 - £29
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
Train from Birmingham International to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£21 - £30
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £20
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£22 - £26
Website
Bus Eireann
Night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £21
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 Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Schedules at
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
Schedules at
transportforireland.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 and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Book at
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £19
Book at
National Express
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£29 - £33
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£110 - £130
On Foot
£29 - £33
car
£89
Passenger
£31
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£35
Small Car
£119

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