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There are 4 ways to get from Waterford to Cobh by bus, train or car

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Bus Dublin Coach  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay 600 / ...

$17 - $40

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Bus via Parnell Street  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Parnell Street to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 40

$27 - $32

Train  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Waterford to Limerick Junction Waterford - Limerick Junction Service
  2. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent Cork/Mallow Service

$44 - $62

Drive  •  1h 29m

  1. Drive from Waterford to Cobh 71.1 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Cobh is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Cobh is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterford to Cobh. However, there are services departing from Parnell Street and arriving at Cobh, Park Lane via Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Waterford to Cobh. However, there are services departing from Waterford and arriving at Cobh via Limerick Junction and Cork Kent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 41m.

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The distance between Waterford and Cobh is 93 km. The road distance is 113.7 km.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Cobh without a car is to bus which takes 2h 53m and costs 14€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Waterford to Cobh, including transfers.

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Waterford to Cobh bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Parnell Street station.

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Waterford to Cobh train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Waterford station.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Cobh is to bus which takes 2h 53m and costs 14€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Waterford to Cobh.
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  • Distance: 57.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Waterford, Ireland and Cobh, Ireland?

Dublin Coach operates a bus from Waterford to Cobh every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1h 50m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Waterford to Cobh via Limerick Junction and Cork Kent in around 4h 41m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Waterford to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
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
$7 - $11
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
$12 - $15
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Parnell Street to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Website
Bus Eireann

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Waterford to Cobh bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station.

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Waterford to Cobh train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Cork Kent station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterford to Cobh is 114 km. It takes approximately 1h 29m to drive from Waterford to Cobh.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Cobh. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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