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There are 11 ways to get from Waterford to Gloucester 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 47m

  1. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 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
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Gloucester

£94 - £149

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Night bus to Dublin, fly to Bristol, train  •  7h 13m

  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 Gloucester

£56 - £177

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Bus, car ferry, train via Newport  •  11h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour 40 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Newport (S Wales)
  4. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Gloucester

£96 - £149

Bus, bus and ferry  •  14h 50m

  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 Gloucester

£62 - £82

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 30m

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

£65 - £81

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

  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 Gloucester

£61 - £202

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Cardiff, train  •  7h 13m

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

£75 - £226

Bus to Cork, fly to Birmingham, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
  2. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Birmingham (BHX) ORK - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Gloucester

£77 - £250

Bus to Cork, fly to Bristol, train  •  7h 54m

  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 Gloucester

£85 - £255

Night bus to Dublin, fly to Liverpool, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  3. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Gloucester

£85 - £261

Bus to Cork, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
  2. Fly from Cork (ORK) to London Heathrow (LHR) ORK - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Gloucester

£100 - £360

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The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Gloucester is to drive and car ferry which costs 70€ - 95€ and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Gloucester is to night bus and fly and train which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterford station to Gloucester. However, there are services departing from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station and arriving at Gloucester via Dublin and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 50m.

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The distance between Waterford and Gloucester is 336 km.

The best way to get from Waterford to Gloucester without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 10h 47m and costs 100€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 10h 47m to get from Waterford to Gloucester, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Bristol Airport.

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Map of how to get from Waterford to Gloucester.
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  • Distance: 209.8 miles
  • Duration: 10h 47m

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

There is no direct connection from Waterford to Gloucester. 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, take the train to Cardiff Central, then take the train to Gloucester. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Waterford to Gloucester via Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare, Fishguard, Fishguard Harbour, and Newport (S Wales) in around 11h 17m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
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 Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Flights from Cork to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £260
Flights from Cork to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £370
Flights from Cork to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£20 - £180
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£15 - £180
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£16 - £190
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
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 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£17 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
First Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Train from Cardiff Central to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
First Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Train from Fishguard Harbour to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£19 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
First Anytime Day Single
£60 - £95
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £21
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £21
First Anytime Day Single
£22 - £35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £50
Off-Peak Single
£21 - £35
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£19 - £30
Anytime Single
£28 - £45
Off-Peak Single
£18 - £27
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£19 - £29
Anytime Single
£27 - £40
Off-Peak Single
£16 - £24
Train from Birmingham New Street to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£20 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £45
Off-Peak Single
£20 - £30
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £29
Train from London Paddington to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Advanced Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £85
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
Bus Eireann
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
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 Gloucester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Book at
National Express
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
£5 - £9
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
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
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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