Cheap Flights to Waterford

Waterford overview

When is the best time to fly to Waterford?

The best time for a holiday in Waterford is from late April to early October when there's plenty going on for all the family to enjoy especially throughout the school holidays.

The warmest months, July and August, mark the height of the peak season and are particularly popular. Temperatures during this time range from 12-20°C.

If you plan on visiting during this period it is advisable to book flights to Waterford and accommodation well in advance in order to get the best deal.

Late autumn, winter and early spring are the best times to find cheap flights to Waterford.  During the off-peak season there is also plenty of cheap accommodation for one night, a weekend break, midweek visit or longer. 

It's also a quieter time of year; however, it can become busier and more expensive during annual events, such as the, Lawlors Hotel Jazz Festival in February, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in March and the Waterford Film Festival in November.

Waterford overview

For your next holiday, choose a flight to Waterford in the south east of Ireland.  It's one of Ireland's oldest and largest cities popular with travellers who enjoy walking, cycling or angling in the River Suir. 

This charming city is also famous for producing hand-crafted crystal which is one of its main exports overseas. You can buy crystal from local, independent retailers in town.  Why not spend a morning or afternoon in the beautiful Crystal Visitors Centre that has an amazing array of exquisite items to see? 

If you book a flight to Waterford in search of Irish culture and heritage, you won't be disappointed.  Check out the city's historical museum or go on a steam-train tour of the recently completed section of the Waterford to Dungarvan railway line.  Travelling around 10 miles (16 km) per hour will give you the opportunity to see the magnificent Suir Valley including stunning views of the river, farmland and mountains. 

This people-friendly city in south east Ireland offers everyone a warm Irish welcome.  Sitting alongside a modern shopping centre you will find traditional Irish pubs serving mouth-watering homemade cuisine. Try mashed-and-shredded potato filled pancakes, coddle and hot pots or champ, a combination of mashed potato and onions cooked with milk and butter.  Of course, no meal is complete without having a pint of cold Irish Guinness to make you feel at home while having a chat with the friendly locals.

Getting around Waterford

Waterford city centre is pedestrianised and quite accessible.  If you wish to go further afield, for instance to the seaside town of Tramore, use the cheap local bus service.  Taxis and Hackney cabs are available and are a convenient way to travel around town. When renting a car, do bear in mind that the roads are often narrow.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Waterford Airport (WAT) is just under 4 miles (6 km) south of the city centre.  It can be reached from many locations in the UK and Europe including other major Irish airports.  Getting to the city from the airport is quite easy by local rail, bus or taxi.  Bookings for private bus operators can also be arranged on your arrival or choose private car hire which is often available with fly and drive deals.  A taxi rank is located outside the terminal building to the right.  It should only take around 15 minutes travel time to arrive in Waterford city centre.

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How much do things cost in Waterford?

Large bottle of water
£ 0.89
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1.78
Loaf of white bread
£ 1.78
Bottle of wine
£ 8.02
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 66.87
Pair of jeans
£ 57.95
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 0.89
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 1.11
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 4.46
3 course meal for 2
£ 49.04
How much does transport cost in Waterford?
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 1
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 2
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 19
1 mile taxi journey
£ 1

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More information about Waterford

  • If visiting in April, foodies should make sure they attend the Waterford Festival of Food in nearby Dungarvan
  • As its oldest city, Waterford is an ideal destination for a coastal break in the Republic of Ireland
  • Port Lairge’s Waterford Bowl and Kidzone offer fun for all the family, with ten-pin bowling and other activities
  • Reginald’s Tower, the oldest civic building in Ireland, is named after the city’s Viking founder Regnall ua Imair
  • Use the links above for the cheap return flights to Waterford and save money on a fantastic holiday in Ireland
  • Forum Waterford, the city’s foremost entertainment venue and nightspot, hosts the finest musicians and comedians
  • Christ Church Cathedral, built in the 18th century, is the only neoclassical Georgian cathedral in all Ireland
  • Tour the Waterford Crystal factory for an insight into the glassmaking industry for which the city is famous
  • County Waterford’s Comeragh Mountains offer a ruggedly beautiful landscape sure to be enjoyed by hikers and climbers
  • The Museum of Treasures, housed in the historic Granary, details more than 1000 years of the city’s long history

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