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There are 7 ways to get from Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY) by bus, train, car, night bus, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Busáras 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre X4 / ...

£50 - £67

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Bus via Dublin  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 600
  2. Take the bus from Rotunda, Hugh Lane Galllery to Derry, Water Street 933

£29 - £40

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Train  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the train from Waterford to Heuston
  2. Take the train from Dublin Connolly to Belfast Lanyon Place 5
  3. Take the train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Coleraine 3

£57 - £82

Drive  •  4h 27m

  1. Drive from Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY) 255.7 miles

£40 - £65

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Derry  •  9h 15m

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

£35 - £168

Bus to Cork, fly to Derry  •  9h 31m

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

£40 - £226

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  10h 8m

  1. Take the night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) DUB - BFS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Foyleside Shopping Centre Coach Park

£51 - £194

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY) is to bus via Dublin which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 9h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY) is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterford station to Derry Airport (LDY). However, there are services departing from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station and arriving at Eglinton City Of Derry Airport via Dublin Busáras Bus and Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 50m.

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The distance between Waterford and Derry Airport (LDY) is 309 km. The road distance is 409.1 km.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY) without a car is to bus which takes 8h 50m and costs 55€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 8h 50m to get from Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY), including transfers.

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Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY) bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Waterford, Waterford Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY) is to bus which takes 8h 50m and costs 55€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 9h 31m.

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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to Derry Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 10m and has one stopover.

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Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY) bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre station.

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Map of how to get from Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY).
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  • Distance: 193.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 50m

What companies run services between Waterford, Ireland and Derry Airport (LDY), Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY) via Dublin Busáras Bus and Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre in around 8h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY) via Heuston, Heuston, Busáras, Dublin Connolly, Belfast Lanyon Place, Coleraine, and Coleraine in around 9h 31m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Derry via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£21 - £160
Flights from Cork to Derry via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £210
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £170
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£20 - £150
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Dublin to Derry via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Flights from Cork to Derry via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£20 - £150
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Dublin Connolly to Belfast Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £19
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Coleraine
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
£25 - £35
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
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Phone
074 9135201
Email
info@johnmcginley.com
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Rotunda, Hugh Lane Galllery to Derry, Water Street
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£18
Website
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast to Foyleside Shopping Centre Coach Park
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £20
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Book at
zaui.com
1 Person
£19
2+ Persons
£14

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY) is 409 km. It takes approximately 4h 27m to drive from Waterford to Derry Airport (LDY).

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Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Loganair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Derry Airport.

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There are 288+ hotels available in Derry Airport (LDY). Prices start at £53 per night.

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