Getting Around Wicklow, Wexford, and Waterford

Getting to the southeast of the Republic is easy due to its accessibility from Dublin. Bray, at the northern tip of Wicklow, for example, is only 20km (12 miles) from the southern tip of Dublin. Wexford is farther down the coast at 140km (86 miles) from Dublin and only one and a half hours from Wicklow. Waterford is west 65km (40 miles) from Wexford and 160km (100 miles) southwest of Dublin.

Train and Planes

Getting to Wicklow from Dublin is easiest on Irish Rail (01 836 6222, www.irishrail.ie) from the Connolly or Pearse stations. You can also take the DART train from Dublin to Bray, County Wicklow. Rosslare Strand, Wexford (Europort Station), is easily accessible to and from Waterford or Dublin. The Plunkett Train Station in Waterford serves Kilkenny, Dublin, and Limerick.

The airport at Waterford (051 875 589, www.flywaterford.com) receives flights from several European destinations with Aer Arann (0818 210 210, www.aerarann.com). They also operate flights to and from Galway and London, among other locations.

Alert

No current bus routes connect to the Waterford Airport. Outside the terminal, if no cabs are available, try the Waterford Taxi Co-op (051 877 778) or Rapid Cabs (051 858 585). If you are staying at a hotel or B&B, contact them beforehand about transport options into town, especially if arriving at night.

Bus

On Bus éireann (01 836 6111, www.buseireann.ie), you can get to Wicklow, including the towns of Arklow and Bray. St. Kevin's Bus (01 281 8119, www.glendaloughbus.com) is another good way to get from Dublin into and around Wicklow. Bus éireann (053 33 114) also continues onward to Wexford and Rosslare Strand. From Waterford, they go to Carlow, Wexford, Cork, Dungarvan, and up to Dublin, which takes about three hours.

Ferry

Arriving at Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford, is an option from Britain on Stena Line (053 916 1555, www.stenaline.com) and Irish Ferries (053 33 158, www.irishferries.com).

Car

Once on the south side of Dublin, you can take the scenic R755 to Glendalough, County Wicklow, or continue along the coast on the N11 through Wicklow town, Arklow, and down to Wexford and Rosslare harbors. If skipping Wexford, turn onto the N30 in Ennis-corthy to head toward Waterford.

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