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Travelling alone to Waterford

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Travelling alone to Waterford

few questions in one post

Thinking of coming across without car from West Wales - Travelling to and staying in Waterford for two nights in early Jan.

Is journey easy from Rosslare ?

Will a single English friendly male be welcomed in bars ?

Im a foody - any tips ?

If not Waterford where else should I visit for two nights without a car from Rosslare ?

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1. Re: Travelling alone to Waterford

Busses from Rosslare are regular. Do you plan to stay in the city? There is a Michelin star restaurant in the Cliff House hotel at Ardmore, outside Dungarvan.

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Firstly, in case it’s of help, there are boat trains from Cardiff/Swansea and stations along the way to Fishguard Harbour connecting to/from each Rosslare ferry seven days a week day and night. An all-in through ticket from your nearest rail station to Rosslare Harbour is available and will work out much cheaper than separate tickets for the train and ferry. It’s possible to buy the ticket from the Arriva Trains Wales website or in person at a staffed ticket office.

There are two bus routes from Rosslare Europort to Waterford – route 40 which is an Expressway and the local route 370 which replaces the Rosslare-Waterford train. Both are operated by Bus Éireann. Route 370 is much cheaper than using route 40. However the route 370 journey is slower. It's really a choice between speed and price.

The buses depart from right outside the ferry terminal. The ferry terminal has a café as well as free self-service left luggage lockers (the €2 coin needed to operate them will be refunded after use).

Summary Rosslare-Waterford bus timetable:


Full route 40 Expressway timetable:


Full route 370 timetable:


The tourist office is located just across the road from Waterford Bus Station and has helpful informative staff as well as lots of leaflets on various places to visit.

A visit to the city could include the museums and Reginald’s Tower.


I’d also recommend visiting Wexford town. Aside from the pleasant pedestrianised Main Street shopping area there’s the quayside where the Rosslare railway line runs beside the street. Out of town – a short taxi ride (there are buses but infrequent) – is the Irish National Heritage Park:


Another bus ride away – about 30 minutes is the fishing village of Kilmore Quay:


Bus times:


More info here from posts this Summer:


Useful info on West Co. Waterford in these previous posts:


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3. Re: Travelling alone to Waterford

Thank you both so much

Ideally I am looking for some great pub food as I will be alone don't fancy dining in a formal situation.

Read about the live music by the harbour, I love live bands so if anyone has further tips for weekend in early Jan.

And finally if anyone wants to adopt a 44 year old man for the weekend and show me the craic then that would be even better !!

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4. Re: Travelling alone to Waterford

Yes, everyone is welcome in Waterford. Try Geoffs pub for good food and drink. The staff should be able to steer you to live music. I'd show you around but I live in New York.

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