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Waterford Airport, also known as Waterford Regional Airport, is a public airport located in Killowen, Waterford, Ireland. The Waterford Airport is situated at just 5 miles of the city bearing the same name. In 2015, more than 34,000 passengers used it, providing an increase of 3.1% over the previous year.

The airport opened in 1981 after an investment close to 2 million pounds was made to complete it. Since then, it has developed a lot. The Waterford Airport has expanded and it also offers more routes than it used to in its early years. 

Enjoy your holiday with a cheap hire car in Waterford

Have a memorable holiday in Waterford by flying into Waterford Airport (WAT) and then collecting a reliable car hire. By booking a rental car, you can enjoy all that Waterford and Ireland have to offer at your own pace. Below are the top five reasons why you should book a car rental with us:

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Driving tips in Waterford Airport 

The airport is situated 9 km from downtown Waterford just off the outer ring road on the R708. To see the popular tourist town Tramore, the travel time from the airport is  just 12 minutes via rental car. First time driver should note these four important documents needed when driving in Waterford  or nearest cities in Ireland: a valid driving licence, vehicle title document/registration certificate or vehicle rental agreement, valid insurance documentation, and valid Certificate of Roadworthiness.

If you want to visit Ireland, this is one of the best airports to land on, as the area surrounding it is wonderful, full of points of interest which may appeal to you. Below, you can read about some of them.

Top Attractions within the Waterford Airport

Mount Melleray is one of the most impressive religious sites in the proximity of the Waterford Airport. This is the main attraction in the tranquil village of Cappoquin, so it will not be hard to trace it by car. The austere, but imposing building is one of the oldest churches in the area. A drive to Mount Melleray trough the beautiful countryside is pleasant and relaxing and you will surely enjoy it.

Lismore Castle Gardens and Gallery is located in Lismore, close to the Waterford Airport. The historic gardens planned in the 17th century will leave you speechless, while a walking tour in the castle will help you find out more about the history of the whole country.

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum is situated in the Viking Triangle, just about 7 miles from Waterford Airport. There are actually three award-winning museums in this place, each depicts the  1100 year old story of the city from its creation back in 914 by Viking sea pirates.

Bodega! is a small, cozy and comfy restaurant located in the city center of Waterford, really close to the Waterford Airport. So do not think twice where to stop and eat before heading back to the Waterford Airport. The lovely eatery is perfect even for families. The menu has a wide offer of international, Irish and seafood dishes. The food comes quick and it is always freshly made with local ingredients.

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