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From Dublin take the N7/M7 to the N9/M9 and all the way to Waterford City. This motorway is often quiet and the trip takes only two hours. It can be a long drive around the coast from Wexford to Waterford and the Passage East Car Ferry Company operates year-round from Passage East in Wexford to Ballyhack near Waterford City. The five-minute crossings are continuous from 7 am until 10 pm April through September and until 8 pm the rest of the year (with first sailing on Sundays at 9:30 am). The cost is €8 one-way and €12 round-trip for a car and passengers and €2 one-way, €3 round-trip for a foot passenger.
Bus Éireann has a station on the waterfront at Merchant's Quay and runs regular buses to cities and towns all over the country, including Dublin (€12.15 one-way, €14.40 round-trip; 3 hours); Tramore (€2.50 one-way, €5 round-trip; 30 minutes); Wexford (€7.20 one-way, €17.60 round trip; 1½ hours); Dungarvan (€10.30 one-way, €13.70 round-trip; 50 minutes); and Cork (€17.10 one-way, €23.40 round-trip; 2¼ hours). Bus Éireann also runs a local city bus service in Waterford City, with five routes that cover the city center.
Plunkett Station is on the north side of the river in Waterford's city center. Irish Rail runs trains to Dublin (€10 one-way, €20 round-trip; 2¾ hours; four to six daily); Kilkenny (€10 one-way, €20 round-trip; 45 minutes; four to six daily); and Limerick (€17 one-way, €34 round-trip; 2¾ hours; three daily Monday–Saturday).
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