Until 2016 there were a handful of regular, scheduled flights from the European mainland into tiny Waterford Airport, Killowen (www.waterfordairport.ie; tel. 051/846-600), 9km (5[bf]2/3 miles), south of Waterford Town. Since 2016 it has been closed to all but private jets, but a couple of budget airlines may resume service in the future—check the website for the latest..

Irish Rail offers daily service from Dublin and other points into Plunkett Station, at Ignatius Rice Bridge, Waterford (tel. 1850/366-222; www.irishrail.ie).

Bus Éireann operates daily service into Plunkett Station Depot, Waterford (tel. 01/836-6111; www.buseireann.ie), from Dublin, Limerick, and other major cities throughout Ireland. The journey from Dublin to Waterford is close to 3 hours.

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Four major roads lead into Waterford: N25 from Cork and the south, N24 from the west, N19 from Kilkenny and points north, and N25 from Wexford.

The Passage East Car Ferry Ltd., Barrack Street, Passage East, County Waterford (tel. 051/382480; www.passageferry.ie), operates a car-ferry service across Waterford Harbour. It links Passage East, about 16km (10 miles) east of Waterford, with Ballyhack, about 32km (20 miles) southwest of Wexford. This shortcut saves about an hour's driving time between the cities. Crossing time averages 10 minutes. It offers continuous drive-on, drive-off service, with no reservations required.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.