Getting there & away
The Bus Éireann (879 000) station is on the waterfront at Merchant’s Quay. There are plenty of buses daily to Tramore (€2.50, 30 minutes), Dublin (€11.50, three hours) via Enniscorthy or Carlow, Wexford (€12, 1½ hours), Killarney (€21.50, 4¼ hours) via Cork (€16.50, 2¼ hours), and Dungarvan (€9.70, 50 minutes).
Suirway (office 382 209, 24hr timetable 382 422; www.suirway.com) buses depart to Dunmore East (€3.20, 30 minutes, six daily Monday to Saturday) and Passage East (€3, 30 minutes, three daily Monday to Saturday) from next to the Bus Éireann station. Look for the red-and-white buses.
Plunkett train station (873 401) is on the northern side of the river. Trains run to Dublin (€28, 2¾ hours, four to six daily) via Kilkenny (€12.50, 45 minutes), and Limerick (€21.50, 2¾ hours, three daily Monday to Saturday).
Waterford Airport (875 589; www.flywaterford.com ; 8am-8.30pm Mon-Sat, 9am-8.30pm Sun) is 7km south of the city at Killowen. AerArann (in the UK 0800 587 2324, in the Republic 0818 210 210; www.aerarann.com) flies daily to London’s Luton airport, six days a week to Birmingham and Manchester, and twice a week to Lorient, France. Prices to the UK start at €40 one way, excluding taxes. Slattery Sun (066-718 6230; www.slatterys.com) flies to France, Portugal and Spain.