Car Hire from Waterford Airport
Waterford in Ireland is a colourful and vibrant city that is rapidly expanding. Steeped in a 1,000 years of history, Waterford is known as a historic and cultural place of interest. To make the most of your visit to Waterford, it is recommended to hire a car from Waterford Airport and Skyscanner can search for the best car hire deal available.
Where to hire a car at Waterford Airport
Hertz is the only car hire desk available in the Waterford Airport terminal and is located in the arrivals hall after passing through customs.
Petrol Stations near Waterford Airport
When hiring a car with a ‘full to full’ fuel policy from Waterford Airport you must ensure you have refuelled before returning the car in order to avoid extra charges.
The nearest petrol station to Waterford Airport is Cove Statoil which is 10km, 15 minute drive away and can be reached by taking the R708 on leaving Waterford Airport which takes you there directly.
Driving around Waterford Airport
Waterford Airport is located on the R708 road which connects with Waterford’s ring road, the R710. Destinations that can be easily reached from Waterford Airport include Tipperary, Wexford and Dungarvan. An outer ring road provides access to three major primary routes to New Ross, Dublin and Cork.
Getting to your Destination
Here is a guide to destinations that can be easily reached in Ireland after you have hired your car from Waterford Airport.
Waterford is a lively city hosting numerous events and festivals throughout the year. Famous for its Waterford Crystal, there is much to do and see from relaxing in beautiful gardens to checking out the city’s architecture that dates back from Viking to Victorian times.
Waterford Airport to Waterford city centre is an 8km, 10 minute drive via the R708.
There is extensive free street parking outside the centre of Waterford. There is also paid car parking available along the banks River Suir with prices ranging from €1-€2/hour.
The Copper Coast Geopark
The Copper Coast is located on the southern coast of Ireland in the County of Waterford, with a long history in the metal mining industry. The area was declared a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004 in order to protect its unique biodiversity.
The Copper Coast Geopark is a 31km, 35 minute drive from Waterford Airport via the R708 and Glen Road, the R682.
County Tipperary is an area of archaeological importance making it an attractive tourist destination. It is the largest inland county in Ireland nestled in the picturesque Irish countryside. The town of Tipperary is known for its story telling and folk songs and has a charm that keeps visitors coming.
Driving from Waterford Airport to County Tipperary will take you 1 hour and 35, a 100 km drive via the N24 and N25.
Free street parking is widely available on the outskirts of Tipperary Town although more difficult in the centre. Most of the residential streets have permit parking only although there are paid parking spaces available at a cost of between €1.00-€1.50/hour.