Travel from Limerick to Waterford on Expressway Route 55

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Travel from Limerick to Waterford on Expressway Route 55

Departing from Limerick Bus Station, the Expressway Route 55 bus service travels to Waterford and back. Passing through the University of Limerick, Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir on the way to Waterford Bus Station.

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Services and Stops

Departing from Limerick Bus Station, the Expressway Route 55 bus service travels to Waterford and back. Passing through the University of Limerick, Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir on the way to Waterford Bus Station.

Not only is the Expressway Route 55 service one of the fastest ways of travelling between Limerick and Waterford, it's also one of the most convenient with 9 services departing from Limerick Bus Station and 1 from the University of Limerick, and 10 departing from Waterford, each day.

Notable stops:

Galway Bus Station

As the last stop on Route 55 from Limerick, stepping off in Waterford doesn’t mean your journey ends there – in fact, with Expressway’s extensive network of services you can access some of Ireland’s best Eastern towns and cities, or head West to Cork city.

Clonmel

Expressway Route 55 runs through Clonmel with a selection of 3 stops at Castle Street Gatehouse, Western Road Hospital, and Clonmel Railway Station.

With a total 9 services I either direction running Monday to Saturday and 8 on Sundays and Public Holidays, please check our timetable for specific departure times to suit your needs.


Limerick to Waterford Journey Time

The journey time from Limerick to Waterford is approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Onboard services include extra-comfortable seats, Wi-Fi access and charging points.


Limerick to Waterford Coaches

Expressway coaches are a byword for comfort - reclining leather seats, air conditioning, sockets for charging any phones and laptops you might have, free Wi-Fi onboard, and plenty of room for any luggage you may have. Our fleet of brand new coaches will ensure your journey is Way Better.


Arriving in Limerick

Stepping off in Limerick doesn’t mean your journey ends there – in fact, with Expressway’s extensive network of services you can access some of Ireland’s best Western towns and cities.

Bus Éireann operates a city bus service in Limerick that connects the community with hospitals, schools, shopping and tourist attractions. Timetables accessible here.

Staying in Limerick

Limerick is one of Ireland’s most established and well known cities making it a perfect place for tourists and domestic adventurers alike.

Shopping in Limerick

Limerick City has a great selection of small family-run shops, stylish boutiques and modern department stores.

Retail centres in the city include the Arthur’s Quay shopping centre, the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle which is the largest shopping centre outside Dublin, and the Parkway Shopping Centre on the Dublin Road.

At Limerick Milk Market (open to 3pm each day) you can purchase a range of organic and artisan food products.

Tourist Attractions

King John’s Castle is a 13th-century structure located on King's Island next to the River Shannon in Limerick City Centre. The castle has an interpretative centre which offers an interactive learning experience with guides wearing full costume.

Founded in 1168, St Mary’s Cathedral on Bridge Street in Limerick is the oldest and most historic buildings in Limerick and no trip to the city is complete without a visit.

Make sure to check out Limerick Museum, located in City Hall, Merchants Quay, Limerick. Founded in 1906, it houses a wide range of historic artefacts and documents which tell the story of the city.

The Hunt Museum is also well worth a visit. Established to house a collection of approximately 2,000 works of art and antiquities collected by London art dealers John and Gertrude Hunt in their lifetime, there are year-round exhibitions, an attractive gift shop and a coffee shop on site.

Events

Limerick Literary Festival: Don’t miss the Limerick Literary Festival taking place this year from February 26 to 28. With a range of talks and readings by top authors, workshops for writers and literary walks this is a great event for anyone who loves a good book.

The Blas Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance: The Blas Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance takes place at the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick. Expect tons of traditional music sessions and dancing like you’ve never seen before.

Horse Racing at Limerick Race Course: Head to Limerick Race Course for a great day out with all the family. Whether it's a family occasion, a corporate event, or you're a serious punter looking for a great day's racing. Get there with Bus Éireann route 320 or 321.

Hospitals

The Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Croom, Co Limerick is the biggest hospital in Limerick. St John’s Hospital on St John’s Square can also be accessed. Barrington Hospital on George’s Quay in Limerick City offers a wide range of medical services and specialises in orthopaedics. You can also chose to attend University Maternity Hospital on Henry Street in the centre of Limerick.


Arriving in Waterford

Stepping off in Waterford doesn’t mean your journey ends there – in fact, with Expressway’s extensive network of services you can access some of Ireland’s best Eastern towns and cities, or head West to Cork city.

See our list of related routes for details.

Staying in Waterford

Bus Éireann operates a city bus service in Waterford that connects the community with hospitals, schools, shopping and tourist attractions.

Timetables accessible here.

Waterford Area Hospitals

The University Hospital Waterford is the main hospital in the region. Wherever you are coming from, it’s easily accessed with Bus Éireann.

Whitfield Clinic is a private hospital situated in Butlerstown, on the outskirts of Waterford City.

Shopping in Waterford

Whether you’re looking for designer brands, unusual boutique items or artisan craft products you can find them in Waterford. The city offers a wide range of stores many of them located on Arundel Street in the centre.

City Square is the largest indoor shopping mall, situated about two minutes-walk away from most of the side streets leading off the Quay between the Clock Tower and the General Post Office.

The Mall Shopping Centre houses the Dunnes Stores and Roches Stores department stores amongst other shops.

And George’s Court Shopping Centre is located at the heart of Waterford City’s busiest retail thoroughfares. It fronts Barronstrand Street, John Roberts Square, Georges Street and Meagher’s Quay.

The Saturday Market on O'Connell Street (parallel to the Quay features local cottage industries and is mainly a food market selling cakes and fresh organic fruits and vegetables.

Waterford Tourist Attractions

Housed in a stunning modern building which incorporates several medieval buildings and part of the city wall in its basement, the Medieval Museum documents Waterford's medieval history and contains many fascinating artefacts.

Waterford is famous as the home of Waterford Crystal and a visit to The Waterford Crystal Factory will enlighten you to how it’s produced. Afterwards, visit the shop and relax with a coffee in the café.

Visit the elegant ruin of the stone French Church in Waterford City dates back to 1240. Originally Franciscan it was occupied by French Huguenot refugees between 1693 and 1815 and John Roberts is buried here.

The Sea Safari Waterford is a great family day-out and a popular tourist attraction. See Waterford and its surrounding coastal area from a specially designed rigid inflatable boat, while at the same time learning about its rich bird and sea life.

Monday to Saturday
Service Number
                FO  
Limerick (Bus Station) DEP. 08.25 09.25 11.25 12.25 14.25 16.25 17.25 18.25 20.25
Dromkeen (Maxol Station) 08.40 09.40 11.40 12.40 14.40 16.40 17.40 18.40 20.40
Pallas (Hartys Butchers) 08.43 09.43 11.43 12.43 14.43 16.43 17.43 18.43 20.43
Oola (Hogans Pub) 08.49 09.49 11.49 12.49 14.49 16.49 17.49 18.49 20.49
Monard (Maxol Station) 08.52 09.52 11.52 12.52 14.52 16.52 17.52 18.52 20.52
Limerick Jctn (Opp Bit & Bridle) 08.55 09.55 11.55 12.55 14.55 16.55 17.55 18.55 20.55
Tipperary (Opp Pierce Motors) 08.58 09.58 11.58 12.58 14.58 16.58 17.58 18.58 20.58
Tipperary (Abbey Street) 09.00 10.00 12.00 13.00 15.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 21.00
Bansha (Barrack St) 09.10 10.10 12.10 13.10 15.10 17.10 18.10 19.10 21.10
Cahir (Castle St − Gatehouse) 09.30 10.30 12.30 13.30 15.30 17.30 18.30 19.30 21.30
Clonmel (Western Rd Hospital) 09.45 10.45 12.45 13.45 15.45 17.45 18.45 19.45 21.45
Clonmel (Queen St − Nationalist) 09.46 10.46 12.46 13.46 15.46 17.46 18.46 19.46 21.46
Clonmel (Rail Station) 09.50 10.50 12.50 13.50 15.50 17.50 18.50 19.50 21.50
Clonmel (Kickham Barracks) 09.52 10.52 12.52 13.52 15.52 17.52 18.52 19.52 21.52
Kilsheelan (Opp Grotto) 10.00 11.00 13.00 14.00 16.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 22.00
Carrick−on−Suir (Treacy Park) 10.08 11.08 13.08 14.08 16.08 18.08 19.08 20.08 22.08
Carrick−on−Suir (Park View) 10.10 11.10 13.10 14.10 16.10 18.10 19.10 20.10 22.10
Carrick−on−Suir (Greenhill Home) 10.12 11.12 13.12 14.12 16.12 18.12 19.12 20.12 22.12
Piltown (Centra) 10.20 11.20 13.20 14.20 16.20 18.20 19.20 20.20 22.20
Fiddown (Meades Pub) 10.23 11.23 13.23 14.23 16.23 18.23 19.23 20.23 22.23
Mooncoin (Opposite Church) 10.27 11.27 13.27 14.27 16.27 18.27 19.27 20.27 22.27
Waterford (Bus Station) ARR. 10.50 11.50 13.50 14.50 16.50 18.50 19.50 20.50 22.50
Service Number
Limerick (Bus Station) DEP. 09.25 11.25 12.25 14.25 16.25 17.25 18.25 20.25
Dromkeen (Maxol Station) 09.40 11.40 12.40 14.40 16.40 17.40 18.40 20.40
Pallas (Hartys Butchers) 09.43 11.43 12.43 14.43 16.43 17.43 18.43 20.43
Oola (Hogans Pub) 09.49 11.49 12.49 14.49 16.49 17.49 18.49 20.49
Monard (Maxol Station) 09.52 11.52 12.52 14.52 16.52 17.52 18.52 20.52
Limerick Jctn (Opp Bit & Bridle) 09.55 11.55 12.55 14.55 16.55 17.55 18.55 20.55
Tipperary (Opp Pierce Motors) 09.58 11.58 12.58 14.58 16.58 17.58 18.58 20.58
Tipperary (Abbey Street) 10.00 12.00 13.00 15.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 21.00
Bansha (Barrack St) 10.10 12.10 13.10 15.10 17.10 18.10 19.10 21.10
Cahir (Castle St − Gatehouse) 10.30 12.30 13.30 15.30 17.30 18.30 19.30 21.30
Clonmel (Western Rd Hospital) 10.45 12.45 13.45 15.45 17.45 18.45 19.45 21.45
Clonmel (Queen St − Nationalist) 10.46 12.46 13.46 15.46 17.46 18.46 19.46 21.46
Clonmel (Rail Station) 10.50 12.50 13.50 15.50 17.50 18.50 19.50 21.50
Clonmel (Kickham Barracks) 10.52 12.52 13.52 15.52 17.52 18.52 19.52 21.52
Kilsheelan (Opp Grotto) 11.00 13.00 14.00 16.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 22.00
Carrick−on−Suir (Treacy Park) 11.08 13.08 14.08 16.08 18.08 19.08 20.08 22.08
Carrick−on−Suir (Park View) 11.10 13.10 14.10 16.10 18.10 19.10 20.10 22.10
Carrick−on−Suir (Greenhill Home) 11.12 13.12 14.12 16.12 18.12 19.12 20.12 22.12
Piltown (Centra) 11.20 13.20 14.20 16.20 18.20 19.20 20.20 22.20
Fiddown (Meades Pub) 11.23 13.23 14.23 16.23 18.23 19.23 20.23 22.23
Mooncoin (Opposite Church) 11.27 13.27 14.27 16.27 18.27 19.27 20.27 22.27
Waterford (Bus Station) ARR. 11.50 13.50 14.50 16.50 18.50 19.50 20.50 22.50
Service Number
          FO        
Waterford (Bus Station) DEP. 07.40 08.40 10.40 12.40 12.40 14.40 16.40 17.40 20.50
Mooncoin (Church) 07.55 08.55 10.55 12.55 12.55 14.55 16.55 17.55 21.05
Fiddown (Opposite Meades Pub) 08.00 09.00 11.00 13.00 13.00 15.00 17.00 18.00 21.10
Piltown (Opp Centra) 08.03 09.03 11.03 13.03 13.03 15.03 17.03 18.03 21.13
Carrick−on−Suir (Dunbane Rd Jctn) 08.08 09.08 11.08 13.08 13.08 15.08 17.08 18.08 21.18
Carrick−on−Suir (Park Side) 08.10 09.10 11.10 13.10 13.10 15.10 17.10 18.10 21.20
Carrick−on−Suir (Treacy Park) 08.12 09.12 11.12 13.12 13.12 15.12 17.12 18.12 21.22
Kilsheelan (Opp Robinsons Bar) 08.23 09.23 11.23 13.23 13.23 15.23 17.23 18.23 21.33
Clonmel (Davis Road M & S) 08.30 09.30 11.30 13.30 13.30 15.30 17.30 18.30 21.40
Clonmel (Rail Station) 08.35 09.35 11.35 13.35 13.35 15.35 17.35 18.35 21.45
Clonmel (Queen St Opp Nationalist) 08.39 09.39 11.39 13.39 13.39 15.39 17.39 18.39 21.49
Clonmel (Western Rd Opp Hospital) 08.40 09.40 11.40 13.40 13.40 15.40 17.40 18.40 21.50
Cahir (Castle St Tourist Office) 08.55 09.55 11.55 13.55 13.55 15.55 17.55 18.55 22.05
Bansha (Opp No 2 Barrack St) 09.15 10.15 12.15 14.15 14.15 16.15 18.15 19.15 22.25
Tipperary (Opp No 4 Abbey St) 09.25 10.25 12.25 14.25 14.25 16.25 18.25 19.25 22.35
Tipperary (Davitt St Service Stn) 09.27 10.27 12.27 14.27 14.27 16.27 18.27 19.27 22.37
Limerick Junction (Bit and Bridle) 09.30 10.30 12.30 14.30 14.30 16.30 18.30 19.30 22.40
Monard (Opp Maxol Station) 09.33 10.33 12.33 14.33 14.33 16.33 18.33 19.33 22.43
Oola (Opp Hogans Pub) 09.36 10.36 12.36 14.36 14.36 16.36 18.36 19.36 22.46
Pallas (Credit Union) 09.42 10.42 12.42 14.42 14.42 16.42 18.42 19.42 22.52
Dromkeen (Dromkeen Furniture) 09.45 10.45 12.45 14.45 14.45 16.45 18.45 19.45 22.55
Brookfield (Expressway stop) ARR. | | | | | | | | |
Limerick (Bus Station) ARR. 10.05 11.05 13.05 15.05 15.05 17.05 19.05 20.05 23.15
Service Number
          B B B B
Waterford (Bus Station) DEP. 08.40 10.40 12.40 14.40 15.40 16.40 18.40 20.50
Mooncoin (Church) 08.55 10.55 12.55 14.55 15.55 16.55 18.55 21.05
Fiddown (Opposite Meades Pub) 09.00 11.00 13.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 19.00 21.10
Piltown (Opp Centra) 09.03 11.03 13.03 15.03 16.03 17.03 19.03 21.13
Carrick−on−Suir (Dunbane Rd Jctn) 09.08 11.08 13.08 15.08 16.08 17.08 19.08 21.18
Carrick−on−Suir (Park Side) 09.10 11.10 13.10 15.10 16.10 17.10 19.10 21.20
Carrick−on−Suir (Treacy Park) 09.12 11.12 13.12 15.12 16.12 17.12 19.12 21.22
Kilsheelan (Opp Robinsons Bar) 09.23 11.23 13.23 15.23 16.23 17.23 19.23 21.33
Clonmel (Davis Road M & S) 09.30 11.30 13.30 15.30 16.30 17.30 19.30 21.40
Clonmel (Rail Station) 09.35 11.35 13.35 15.35 16.35 17.35 19.35 21.45
Clonmel (Queen St Opp Nationalist) 09.39 11.39 13.39 15.39 16.39 17.39 19.39 21.49
Clonmel (Western Rd Opp Hospital) 09.40 11.40 13.40 15.40 16.40 17.40 19.40 21.50
Cahir (Castle St Tourist Office) 09.55 11.55 13.55 15.55 16.55 17.55 19.55 22.05
Bansha (Opp No 2 Barrack St) 10.15 12.15 14.15 16.15 17.15 18.15 20.15 22.25
Tipperary (Opp No 4 Abbey St) 10.25 12.25 14.25 16.25 17.25 18.25 20.25 22.35
Tipperary (Davitt St Service Stn) 10.27 12.27 14.27 16.27 17.27 18.27 20.27 22.37
Limerick Junction (Bit and Bridle) 10.30 12.30 14.30 16.30 17.30 18.30 20.30 22.40
Monard (Opp Maxol Station) 10.33 12.33 14.33 16.33 17.33 18.33 20.33 22.43
Oola (Opp Hogans Pub) 10.36 12.36 14.36 16.36 17.36 18.36 20.36 22.46
Pallas (Credit Union) 10.42 12.42 14.42 16.42 17.42 18.42 20.42 22.52
Dromkeen (Dromkeen Furniture) 10.45 12.45 14.45 16.45 17.45 18.45 20.45 22.55
Brookfield (Expressway Stop) ARR. | | | | 18.00 D 19.00 D 21.00 D 23.10 D
Limerick (Bus Station) ARR. 11.05 13.05 15.05 17.05 18.10 19.10 21.10 23.20

Key:

D = Drop-off stop only.

B = Services will drop-off on request at Brookfield during College terms only.

FO = Operates Friday only.

Please Note:

No services on Christmas Day. Enquire about St.Stephen's Day services.

From Limerick to Waterford


Depart:
  • Limerick (Bus Station) Dur: 2h 25m
  • University of Limerick (East Gate)
  • Dromkeen (Maxol Station)
  • Pallas (Hartys Butchers)
  • Oola (Hogans Pub)
  • Monard (Maxol Station)
  • Limerick Jctn (Opp Bit & Bridle)
  • Tipperary (Opp Pierce Motors)
  • Tipperary (Abbey Street)
  • Bansha (Barrack St)
  • Cahir (Castle St − Gatehouse)
  • Clonmel (Western Rd Hospital)
  • Clonmel (Queen St − Nationalist)
  • Clonmel (Rail Station)
  • Clonmel (Kickham Barracks)
  • Kilsheelan (Opp Grotto)
  • Carrick−on−Suir (Treacy Park)
  • Carrick−on−Suir (Park View)
  • Carrick−on−Suir (Greenhill Home)
  • Piltown (Centra)
  • Fiddown (Meades Pub)
  • Mooncoin (Opposite Church)
    Arrive:
  • Waterford (Bus Station)

    From Waterford to Limerick


    Depart:
  • Waterford (Bus Station) Dur: 2h 25m
  • Mooncoin (Church)
  • Fiddown (Opposite Meades Pub)
  • Piltown (Opp Centra)
  • C’k−on−Suir (Dunbane Rd Jctn)
  • Carrick−on−Suir (Park Side)
  • C’k−on−Suir (Treacy Park)
  • Kilsheelan (Opp Robinsons Bar)
  • Clonmel (Davis Road M and S)
  • Clonmel (Rail Station)
  • Clonmel (Queen St Opp Nationalist)
  • Clonmel (Western Rd Opp Hosp)
  • Cahir (Castle St Tourist Office)
  • Bansha (Opp No 2 Barrack St)
  • Tipperary (Opp No 4 Abbey St)
  • Tipperary (Davitt St Service Stn)
  • Limerick Junction (Bit and Bridle)
  • Monard (Opp Maxol Station)
  • Oola (Opp Hogans Pub)
  • Pallas (Credit Union)
  • Dromkeen (Dromkeen Furniture)
  • Brookfield (Expressway stop)
    Arrive:
  • Limerick (Bus Station)