If you are planning to visit Wexford and aren’t entirely sure how to get to us, don’t fret, because below is a detailed account of the many ways in which you can travel to and from county Wexford as well as getting around once you’ve arrived.
Depending on your exact departing and final destination, county Wexford is only 90 minutes to 2 hours away from the Capital city Dublin. If directions are not your thing there’s no need to panic as getting to Wexford from Dublin is as simple as following the N11 all the way south!
If you want to plan your route in advance from any corner of the country, visit www.aaireland.ie for the best routes and reliable navigation.
Wexford is a very accessible county if you choose to travel by bus.
The Wexford Bus service operates 16 services per day to and from Dublin (including the city centre and airport) and also regular services to and from Waterford, from its many stops dotted across the county such as Enniscorthy, Ferns, Gorey and New Ross to name a few. Wexford Bus offers a trustworthy service in providing comfortable and affordable transport.
For full details on bus stops, route numbers and timetables go to www.wexfordbus.com
Ireland’s primary bus service Bus Eireann also runs daily services to and from Dublin city and Airport as well as to the main bus station Bus Aras which has routes travelling all over the country. Directly from Wexford you can also travel to Waterford and even as far as county Kerry which is literally from one corner of Ireland to another.
For full details on bus stops, route number and timetables go to www.buseireann.ie
Ardcavan Bus company departs O’Connell street, Dublin and brings you straight into Wellingtonbridge where you are within walking distance from local B&B’s which are also close to Bannow Bay, the site where the Norman’s first arrived. They also offer a service running back up to Dublin Airport.
For full details, go to www.ardcavan.com
There are five train stations across the county – Gorey, Enniscorthy, Wexford Town, Rosslare Harbour and Rosslare Europort. If you are travelling from Dublin Airport by train, there is a connecting coach service that travels directly to Bus Aras (the main bus station) and from here, Connolly Train Station is a mere 2 minute walk where you can board a train down to any of Wexford’s stations.
See www.irishrail.ie for details regarding stops and timetables.
The four airports in Ireland are:
- Dublin Airport – This airport is the gateway to Ireland with routes to and from destinations all across the globe. From here you can take either the train, the bus or hire your own car for your visit. Full details are available on dublinairport.com
- Waterford Airport – Wexford’s closest airport which offers a range of flights to and from the UK. Upon arrival there is a car hire and taxi service available to drive you to the nearest bus and train stations. Full details are available on flywaterford.com
- Cork Airport – Cork airport runs flights to and from many UK and European destinations. The 2 hour drive from Cork to county Wexford allows you to see the gorgeous scenery that the South of Ireland has to offer. Full details are available on corkairport.com
- Shannon Airport – This airport offers flights from a variety of UK, European and US destinations. 2 and half hours away from county Wexford, the drive is the perfect opportunity to see the South East of Ireland.
Just 15 minutes from Wexford Town, Rosslare Europort is a gateway into Wexford from both the UK and France. This is a car ferry however, if you choose to travel without your car there are buses, trains and taxis available on site to take you into the heart of county Wexford and beyond.
There is a vast amount of taxi services available in Wexford:
- Wexford Cabs – 053 9123123 (Wexford)
- Wexford Discovery Taxis – 087 6411111 (Wexford)
- T & J Taxis – 053 9128168 (Wexford)
- AA Cabs – 053 9140222 (Wexford)
- Clonard Cabs – 053 9170999 (Wexford)
- TK Cabs – 053 9237888 (Enniscorthy)
- 1st Cabs – 086 8733789 (Wexford)
- Bualadh Bus Cabs – 087 3299900 (Enniscorthy)
- Dempsey Cabs – 053 9143438 (Wexford)
- Enniscorthy Cabs – 053 9236666 (Enniscorthy)
- Lenehan’s Taxi – 087 6558586 (Gorey)
- Creagh Cabs – 087 1492217 (Gorey)
- Dinny – 086 0252590 (New Ross)
- Pat Murphy – 087 7772016 (New Ross)
- Tommy O’ Connor – 087 8383230 (New Ross)
As well as many car hire companies:
- Hertz Car Hire – 053 9152500
- Enterprise Rent – A – Car – 053 9174678
- Ferrybank Motors Ltd – 053 9122544
- Budget Car Rental Rosslare – 053 9133318
- Special Events Limos – 087 6597600
- Wexford Volkswagen – 053 9167900
Tour Guides are also a great option when you want to cover a vast amount of Wexford ground in one day. The tours offer a huge amount of knowledge and stories about Wexford and its heritage while driving you from location to location:
- Gallivanting Tours
These tours offers people a whole new way to see the sights of South East Ireland. You’ll hear the old tales, the legends and the history in a relaxed, informal tour that will guarantee to have you enchanted and planning your return. Covering the whole of the South East region, why not make it a multiple day tour and really get to know the place.
Tel: Lorraine + 353 87 924 7103
- Heritage Tours Wexford
Operating for over 10 years, Heritage Tours Wexford offers unique and bespoke tours of South East Ireland. We offer reasonable rates for tours of 6 or more while private tours can also be arranged. Tours consist of Co. Wexford and the surrounding counties as well as a Summer Hook Lighthouse Bus Tour bookable on a seat by seat basis.
Tel: Cathy +353 87 329 9900
- Slaney Tours
Create your own bespoke tour with Jim Shannon of Slaney Tours. Jim will create a trip that can incorporate taking in a charter to the Saltee Islands from Kilmore Quay with enough time to try some freshly caught and beautifully cooked fish and chips. Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross and the ancestral home place of John F. Kennedy’s family are but several places to visit with him.
Tel: Jim +353 87 207 1523
- Mysterious Holidays
Mysterious Holidays is primarily a Tourist Website for anybody out there who would like to spend part of their holiday exploring a trail of spooky fun places, the haunted, the cultural, the mystical. Ideal for Stag & Hen nights looking for something a little left of centre.
Tel: +353 89 252 2708