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Road Network

Waterford has an excellent road network with the M9 motorway allowing you to travel to Dublin with ease in under 2 hours. The N25 national primary route traverses the length of Waterford from East to West allowing travel between the two main urban centres of Dungarvan and Waterford City in 40 minutes.

1hr 50mins

Drive to Dublin in 1hr50mins

From Waterford City to... Distance Time
From Waterford City to... Dublin City / Dublin Airport Distance 175km Time 1hr 50min
From Waterford City to... Dungarvan Distance 50km Time 40min
From Waterford City to... Cork City / Cork Airport Distance 125km Time 1hr 40min
From Waterford City to... Belfast / Belfast Airport, United Kingdom Distance 330km Time 3hr 30min
From Waterford City to... Limerick City Distance 130km Time 2hr 0min
From Waterford City to... Rosslare Europort Distance 75km Time 1hr 0min
From Waterford City to... Shannon Airport Distance 150km Time 2hr 20min
Access Rail

Rail Network

There is a rail connection between Waterford and Dublin City that allows you to travel to the capital in comfort in approximately 2 hours. Excellent wifi allows you to work online while you travel.

The rail link runs through the Port of Waterford offering a quayside railhead and giving access to the national rail network


Rail link running through the port


An average of 30 Cruise Liners visit Waterford each year bringing 10,000 visitors to the region

Access Port


The Port of Waterford is the most modern port in Ireland and the closest one to mainland Europe.

  • National rail link running through the port.
  • Excellent road connections to the rest of Ireland.
  • The Port of Waterford operates 24 hours a day.
  • Handles 2.2 million tonnes of lo-lo, bulk liquid, bulk solid, break bulk & general cargo per annum.
  • Serves blue chip clients such as Coca-Cola, Fyffes, DFDS logistics, Samskip & Glanbia.
  • An average of 30 cruise liners visit the Port of Waterford each year bringing over 10,000 visitors to Waterford.

2.2 Mil

2.2 million tonnes of Cargo shipped from the port of Waterford per annum

Access Air - Business Waterford


Waterford Airport has received approval of €5m in funding from the Department of Transport, and along with €12m in funds from private investors and €2m from local government, it is hoped to have Waterford Airport's runway extended to accommodate a wider variety of aircraft, and to increase the range of routes and services.

Among the private investors who have shown a willingness to commit time, money and expertise to this project are Conor McCarthy (Leadmore Investment Company), Noel Frisby, Dawn Meats Group, Glanbia plc, Coolmore Stud, and Stafford Wholesale Ltd.

  • Land adjacent to the airport is available to grow the airport’s ancillary businesses. 
  • The Irish Coastguard Search & Rescue has two Sikorsky rescue helicopters based in Waterford airport and CHC, the Coastguard’s operating company, do their training & service their fleet in Waterford.

Fun Fact

The record for the largest in-line launch of hot-air balloons at an Irish airport was set in Waterford in 2015.