Wexford is located on the east coast of Ireland and is surrounded by stunning scenery. It’s a small, charming town with the National Opera House at its heart. Easily accessible from Dublin airport, it is well connected by land, sea and air. A warm Wexford welcome awaits.
The National Opera House is located in the heart of Wexford Town on the site of the old Theatre Royal. The exterior of the landmark building was deliberately designed to fit within the street-scape of this residential area, which is parallel to Wexford’s Main Street. Pleasing to the eye, but not always easy to see as it purposely blends with the adjacent terraced houses. High Street is a very narrow street and observes a one-way traffic system.
National Opera House Eircode - Y35 FEP3
There is an excellent bus service provided by Wexford Bus and Bus Eireann offering a variety of arrival and departure times.
Irish Rail also operates a train service from Dublin. The bus and train station are located at Redmond Square and is approximately a 10 minute walk to The National Opera House.
Wexford town is easily accessed from the N25 and the N11. Thanks to digital technology you can easily find the National Opera House by inputting our Eircode, Y35 FEP3.
From Dublin Airport
Wexford town is a two-hour drive from Dublin Airport. If you are travelling by car from Dublin, you can avoid Dublin city centre by two routes:
Route 1: Follow the M50 Southbound and join the M11/N11 route heading towards Wexford/Rosslare. (Toll on route)
Route 2: Follow the signs for the City Centre and take the route for the Port Tunnel, follow signs for the East Link Bridge and the M11/N11 route. (Toll on route)
Continue on the M11 and at the Gorey bypass you can choose to stay on the M11 and travel through Oylegate to Wexford via Ferrycarrig Bridge or you can take Exit 23 to R741 and follow the signs for Ballycanew and this route will bring you into Wexford Town via Wexford Bridge.
From Rosslare Europort and Ferry Terminal
Wexford town is a fifteen-minute drive from the Rosslare Europort at Rosslare Harbour and is well signposted.
Please note: Many streets in Wexford town centre operate a one-way traffic-flow system.
Wexford Town Centre is small and can easily be walked from end to end in 15-20 min, offering a variety of parking options close to the National Opera House. There is limited ‘Pay-and-Display’ parking in the adjacent High Street Car Park.
Other great options include the nearby Rowe Street Church Carpark (2 min walk), Stonebridge Carpark (5 min walk) or the underground Carpark in Clayton Whites Hotel (5 min walk). All these options allow you to pay upon exiting.
Wexford town also has plenty of on-street ‘Pay-and-Display’ parking. Check on-street signs in the area for specific parking terms and conditions.
Please note there is limited car access to High Street except for set down outside the National Opera House.
Wexford is situated on the south-east coast of Ireland and only a fifteen-minute drive from Rosslare Europort. One of Ireland’s leading ports and operating as a tourist gateway from both the UK and continental Europe, operators offer unparalleled proximity and connections to Wexford town and county. A number of operators currently offer services into Rosslare Europort.
Further details are available on Irish Ferries, Stenaline, and Brittany Ferries.
Ireland attracts many visitors from abroad and most major airlines operate regular services to Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports.
Depending on which airport you start your journey, one of the hidden gems is Ireland’s Ancient East, a region brimming with culture, undiscovered mysteries and legend, is county Wexford in the sunny southeast. Oozing with character, you’ll soon fall in love with the county and our Viking town.
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. Wexford town is a two-hour drive from Dublin Airport. Full details are available on Dublin airport's website
Cork airport runs flights to and from many UK and European destinations. The two-hour drive from Cork to county Wexford allows you to take in the gorgeous scenery that the South of Ireland has to offer. Full details are available on Cork airport's website
If you're travelling from the U.K, Europe or North America there's a range of direct flight options for you to choose from. You can so easily use Shannon Airport as a gateway to discover the rest of Ireland, with county Wexford just two and a half hours from Shannon. Full details are available on Shannon airport's website