University of Dublin

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Dublin University
(Dublin, Ireland)

Dublin is easily accessible by bus, rail, and air. Major motorways and railways connect it to other major Irish cities, such as Belfast and Cork, as well as major cities in the UK.

Travel by Air

Those traveling by air will arrive at Dublin Airport, about 10 km / 6 miles from the university. The airport is not served by the rail system, but several buses will take you straight to the campus. Numbers 41, 41A, 41B, 41C, and 230, as well as the Express Coach, depart frequently from the airport to the university.

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Car Hire and Road Transport

Hiring a car from Dublin is a popular choice for exploring the charming 'Emerald Isle' and navigating the roads in the city isn't too difficult. Good highways exit Ireland's capital city heading North to Belfast, South to Cork and West to Galway. The depots of the main rental companies are practically within walking distance of the centre. Booking online is the best way to get the best rates. Be careful of an unusually high accident rate in the country due to narrow roads.

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Car Parking

There are a lot of parking spaces in the Dublin City Centre - about 20 in total. The website has an interactive parking map feature that shows all the car parks.

Travel by Trains and Rail

The Dublin train system is run by Iarnrod Eireann, which operates a very fast and regular service. The train destinations are limited to certain areas (the coastal areas and the city centre). Students arriving by rail, usually from neighboring Irish cities, usually arrive at Connolly or Heuston stations. The Dublin Area Rapid Transport (DART) serves Connolly and will take you to the university area in two stops. Get off at Pearse Station and head west to reach the East End of the campus. From Heuston, take the 67, 67a or 67X Dublin Bus routes, which will take you to the city centre a short walk from the university grounds.

Travel by Buses and Coach

The Dublin Bus is the primary means of transport within the city - anyone who does not have a car will most likely take the bus. The Bus Eireann runs through Dublin and runs throughout Ireland. The Dublin Bus operates daily from 7.00 am to 11.30 pm.


The port at Dun Loaghaire, south of the city, and ferry terminal nearer the city service 1.5 million passengers a year between them with several sailings a day to the United Kingdom. The principle route is to Holyhead in Wales but there are also sailings to Liverpool, Mostyn (North Wales) and Cherbourg in France (summer months only).

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Travel by Taxi

Taxis offer one of the most convenient ways to travel around the city, as a selection of different taxi firms operate in and around Dublin. Further taxi ranks can be found throughout the city, and taxis can also be pre-booked by phone.

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