Waterford remains a small city keeping its medieval feel. The city centre is easily travelled on foot, as the centre itself is pedestrianised. Leave the car behind, you will likely save time by walking! Also worth noting is that Waterford is infamously known for its steep urban hills. Don't be afraid to take advantage of the many public benches around.
Image: Tall Ships lined up on the quays in Waterford for the festival
Bus Éireann - provide the major local bus service in the city. Connecting you to all suburbs (including regular services to Tramore) and quarters of the city itself.
Rapid Express - also offer a local service, concentrating mainly on Ferrybank and Dunmore Road locations to and from the centre.
Taxis and Hackney Cabs are available in Waterford. Taxis can be hailed down in the street however mini cabs must be booked from offices. Costs are measured by distance. Taxis have a meter. If you have to be somewhere at a particular time, it is wise to book in advance as offices can be quite busy.
Whilst travelling to Waterford by car is easy, travelling around the city by car is not recommended. The city centre is almost entirely pedestrianised, and in the narrower streets during peak times, your car horn will fall on deaf ears. This is truly a walker's city! Vehicle hire is readily available from Hertz, Enterprise and Europcar, but make advance reservation particularly during main holidays periods. As with rental anywhere, make sure you have a current driving license.